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CWG finale set to be a cultural feast

After a spectacular opening ceremony at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, all eyes are now set for another great show on 14th when the 19th CWG will come to an end. The tickets are already sold out and people are eagerly waiting to find out what's in store for the closing ceremony. With approximately 7,000 performers gearing up for the much awaited event, it is expected to be an apt finale to the sporting extravaganza.

Double-decker debut for Indo-Aussie actor

Debutant actress Pallavi Sharda can’t hide her excitement as her first film Dus Tola is ready to hit the screens on October 22. She was recently in the capital and talked about her first project in Bollywood.

Be careful, curves ahead

The fixation with the anorexic “size-zero” is finally over, and divas are now turning to a more voluptuous look, one that celebrates curves. And it came as no surprise when recently singer-turned-designer Victoria Beckham, a fashion icon, showcased her spring-summer 2011 collection and proclaimed that she prefers curves rather than hungry-looking ramp-scorchers. As many designers across the world are now keen on curves, it’s clear that they are here to stay.

3D hero Lord Ram sports six-pack abs

As strange as it may sound, now even our mythological deities have got a makeover for their silver screen appearance. We now have Lord Ram with chiselled features, rippling muscles and six-pack abs taking on the fearsome Ravan in a hi-tech 3D battle in the upcoming movie Ramayan — The Epic.

It’s a textured bob for trendy Michelle

This November the US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama are scheduled to visit India.
The first lady of US is famous for her amazing sense of style and tops the list of best dressed women in the world. She no doubt goes with an entourage of stylists and dressers to get the “perfect” look, but more than that she is always willing to try out various styles. During her visit to India, she is also expected to get her hair styled by Sumit Israni, who owns Geetanjali, a chain of salons in the capital.

Big bucks for style gurus

The stage is set for sculpted men in haute gear. The capital is all set to usher in the second edition of the Van Heusen Mens India Week (VHMFW) with 17 designers showcasing their collections. Sure of improving on last year’s lukewarm response from buyers, the participating designers and the organisers are sparing no effort and hope to get good dividends from the event, which begins from August 27-29 at The Grand.

Couture carnival in city

Delhi, the fashion capital of our country finally gets its first couture week. The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) recently announced that in month of July fashion lovers in the city will witness the extravagant ‘Delhi Couture Week’, which will be held from July 20 to 25 at the The Grand, Vasant Kunj. The logo and the sponsors of the

Drink and flee is new mantra for youngsters


Consider this: A swanky club on a Saturday night, and youngsters in a mood to let their hair down and party hard till the wee hours of the morning. Interestingly, there are many “clever” youngsters in the capital who love getting

Scooterettes gain steam

The gearless scooter, which is now popularly called a “scooterette”, is now proving to be a hit among new-age women.

Violent shows make children turn brutal


Recently in Ghaziabad two teenagers aged 14 and 15 years allegedly strangled their 13-year-old friend with a copper wire and then pinned his body to a wall using iron nails.

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