A $60 million Airbus...what a b’day gift for wifey Nita! Befitting a billionaire like Mukesh Ambani. The customised jet is fitted with luxuries like mood lighting, game consoles and a machine to spew out the perfect idli-sambar. (Hey, what’s stewing in the other Ambani stable?). And coming up soon is a $1 billion home, 27 mega storeys with a helipad, six floors of car parking and a staff of 600. All for a family of six. It’s for Nita’s next b’day.
The Prithvi Theatre Festival is in its 29th year. This time, it’s 25 shows of 12 musical productions. A yearbook, Kala Desh Ki Seva Mein, was recently launched by Shammi Kapoor. Also seen are Sanjana and papa Shashi Kapoor.
Usha Khanna’s cafe, Samovar, has been a major landmark in Mumbai’s arty skyline for over 43 years. She has now put together her experiences in a book, The Making of Samovar. Seen from right, Usha with economist Montek S. Ahluwalia, painter Anjolie Ela Menon and writer Gurcharan Das at the Delhi launch.
Longing, ‘an impressionistic journey and intimate visual journal of memory: an experience based on the everyday’ through 41 b/w images, is shutterbug Prabuddha Dasgupta’s latest offering. Catch it in NY.