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  • There's something about Mary

    When we had been asked by the organisers of the ‘Times Lit Fest’ to moderate a discussion with Mary Kom for a live audience at the Mehboob studio, we had agreed with alacrity

  • Designing for Mr Bhagat

    "Autobiographies excite me and I own some very special ones," says Masaba Gupta, when we asked her about her reading habits

  • The unbearable lightness of being Kangna

    "It's so sad. People in my position really don’t have avenues to meet interesting like-minded people," said Kangna Ranaut, when we met her yesterday

  • Ranbir turns 32

    Word comes in that Bollywood's rockstar Ranbir Kapoor, who turned 32 yesterday, chose to bring in his birthday on Saturday night with a party at a suite at the Taj Mahal Hotel, Colaba

  • You heard it here first

    If our sources are to be believed, hunky, retrosexual, deep sea-diving filmmaker Homi Adajania (!) has signed Deepika Padukone and Varun Dhawan to play the protagonists of his next project, a Bollywood adaptation of the world-famous book, 'The Fault In Our Stars'

  • Dolphins, lions, actors

    We caught up with the lovely Lisa Haydon, who featured prominently in the just-released poster of Akshay Kumar's upcoming film 'The Shaukeen'

  • Watering hole for aristocrats

    To land in Milan during Fashion week and truffle season is a double whammy

  • Two men, two birth-daze

    Readers will recall our sporadic and profoundly frivolous interest in pulp astrology, predicated on nothing more than the fact that often people who seem quite similar share birthdays

  • The Old Order Changeth

    Good to know that the figures contemplated by hunky, deep-sea diving director, Homi Adajania, are to do with the box-office this time

  • Artsy icons

    "Paris is a yearly ritual; I go there for Maison & Objet, which is a trade fair dedicated to professionals working in lifestyle, decoration and design," says the petite and talented Anavila Sindhu Misra, whose linen saris have taken the world of artsy women by storm

  • A consummate storyteller

    We have always known that there’s much more to Simi than what’s been seen on the silver screen or even on the idiot box

  • Husain's lucky Ganeshas

    Following the outrage over the removal of the Husain-painted Lord Ganesha canvas from the Marriott Hotel's 'Manifestations XI' exhibition, we were struck by the irony of the situation

  • Look who's cooking!

    Spotted at the Gaggan Pop Up dinner at the Four Seasons on Monday night were new parents Imran Khan and wife Avantika, who are personal friends of the superstar chef, who appears to have taken Delhi by storm given the numerous laudatory posts on Twitter and Facebook from those who attended the dinners

  • Tough girls do cry

    For all her tough girl machismo, word comes in from Delhi that on Wednesday, when Mary Kom watched the depiction of her life on the big screen for the nth time, so moved was she that she is reported to have broken down and blubbered like a baby in Priyanka Chopra’s arms!

  • Motorcycle diaries

    His father, the late Shammi Kapoor, the swashbuckling Junglee star, who was known in his time for his daredevilry, must be flashing a big thumbs up from the skies as his son Aditya Raj Kapoor (Mickey to his friends) has just embarked on his own version of Motorcycle Diaries

  • Dyed-in-the-wool secularism

    We were impressed by our friend, the statuesque jewellery designer Farah Khan Ali’s recent feisty post about the urgent need for a secular outlook in India.

  • Abhishek's winning streak

    Sunday night saw the finale of the Pro Kabaddi league held at the NSCI in Mumbai, in which Abhishek Bachchan's 'Jaipur Pink Panthers' beat Ronnie Screwvala's 'U Mumba'

  • Tall stories

    Given the importance real estate plays in the life of Mumbai, it’s no surprise that its citizens derive the greatest pleasure in talking about it incessantly

  • Turning Back Crime

    His matching leather-jacket sneakered dash to the airport with his son ought to have alerted us to the fact that something important was up and when we chanced upon pictures of SRK in London with the newly rehabilitated and jubilant Lalit Modi, we ought to have guessed what was going to come; after all it was only a few weeks ago that we had written of Modi’s blandishment of Interpol’s trendy ‘Turn Back Crime’ wristband

  • Gabbana to Shabana

    "I wasn't in the dining table scene because I refused to laugh at my daughter," says Soni Razdan about 'Genius of the Year', the Youtube clip, featuring her daughter, actress Alia Bhatt that’s gone viral