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THE TIMES OF INDIA
Mama mia!
Claudia wants
another baby!
THE TIMES OF INDIA
Thursday,
January 8, 2004
find your
surname
here
Love affair overrides harassment suit
Love’s got everything to do
with it. A 24-year-old secretary in California who had sued
her boss Ron Edwards for $ 35,000
on charges of sexual harassment
has had to return
every penny because the two have
begun dating.
After Alice McCurdy pressed charges of
sexual harassment against
her boss in October last ye-
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OF INDIA
MANOJ KESHARWANI
ar, Edwards was required
to pay McCurdy $ 35,000 as
damages for ‘‘causing her mental
agony.’’
Subsequently,
McCurdy and Edwards have patched up to the extent
that an office romance is blooming.
McCurdy has now
returned what she
received as damages. Well,
it looks like this love affair
is value for money alright!
Delhi’s a stage for pravasis worldwide
The Pravasi Bhartiya meet starting in Delhi tomorrow spells good news for hotel occupancy & great expectations for cultural bonding
ARUN KUMAR DAS
Times News Network
A
b Dilli door nahin. For, around
2,000 NRIs and PIOs (people of
Indian origin) from all corners
of the globe are all set to converge on
the Capital for the three-day Pravasi Bhartiya Divas summit starting tomorrow. Apart from presenting a chance for
a meeting of minds across geographical boundaries, this mega meet promises
to be value for money — atleast for fivestar hotels in the city, which are readying to put up ‘houseful’ signs once these
international Indians arrive.
‘‘Although our hotel isn’t in the vicinity of the venue Vigyan Bhawan, certain delegates from Singapore and the US
have made bookings. The last week of
December and the first week of January registered low occupancy rates for
us. Now, thanks to a number of conferences — of which the pravasi meet is
the most prominent — bookings are as
high as 80 per cent. We expect this figure to go up even higher,’’ reveals Radisson GM Ronnie Lobo. With this sentiment being expressed by other luxury hotels in the city, it’s clearly boom time again for the hotel industry.
Informs FICCI’s Gautam Ghose, who
is overseeing the staying arrangements
of the delegates, ‘‘This time round, Vigyan Bhawan is the conference venue
and there is a rush to book rooms at hotels in its proximity. While certain delegates have already
arrived and are sta-
Organised by FICCI in association
with the ministry of external affairs,
the pravasi summit has brought a smile
to the face of Maurya Sheraton vice-president Gautam Anand. ‘‘Certain delegates who had stayed with us during last
year’s pravasi meet
have chosen to be
COMMON GROUND
NEELABH
East or West,
India is the best!
ying at hotels including the Oberoi, the
Maurya Sheraton, the Imperial and the
Radisson, many pravasis are keen to stay on after the summit is over so that they can go sight-seeing and catch up with
friends and relatives.’’
■ 2,000 NRIs & PIOs from 60 countries
will attend the three-day summit
■ PM Vajpayee will deliver the inaugural
speech at IG indoor stadium on January 9
■ Subsequent plenary sessions will be
held at Vigyan Bhawan
■ The deputy PM, finance & external
ministers will address the delegates
■ The Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Awards
will be presented during the meet
■ Pravasis will be served Indian delicacies
■ Indian shringar parampara will be the
major cultural programme
our guests again. While business is good
now, it can only get better as the pravasi
meet will be followed by the Auto Expo
and visits by important dignitaries from
Bahrain and Mongolia,’’ he says.
While PM Atal Behari Vajpayee will
inaugurate the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas
celebrations at IG indoor stadium on
January 9, subsequent sessions will be
convened at Vigyan Bhawan. The deputy PM, the Union ministers for external
affairs, finance and education, and several CMs will be key speakers during
the three-day conference. ‘‘The meet includes sessions on knowledge-based industries, tourism, international trade,
health care, science and technology, infrastructure and education. The Pravasi
Bhartiya Samman Awards will also be
presented during the meet,’’ says Vivek
Bharti, advisor to FICCI and coordinator of the Pravasi Bhartiya summit.
A highlight of the event is the cultural evenings, during which 5,000 years of
Indian shringar parampara will be showcased through a unique blend of the
spiritual and the sensual. Officially-speaking, the focus of the conference is on
the Gen Next of pravasis. ‘‘We want this
generation to know about the country
of their origin, its culture and people,’’
says Bharti, ‘‘This will go a long way in
strengthening bonds between NRIs,
PIOs and India.’’ After all, irrespective
of wherever an Indian might be on the
globe, phir bhi dil hai Hindustani.
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2004 memories of Oops,they ve done it too!
Kerala for Priyanka!
FLEETING FLINGS
ANUBHA SAWHNEY
Times News Network
VINOD NAIR
Times News Network
visit. ‘‘Priyanka and Robert thoroughly enjoyed the cultural
performances, including Katheaches, backwaters, hill st- akali. The couple also enjoyed
ations, wildlife sanctuari- a rejuvenating Ayurvedic mases, Ayurveda, festivals, unpoll- sage and a boat cruise with thuted environs... it is this amazi- eir children on the Vembanad
ng combination which makes lake,’’ shares the executive.
Kerala an
While this
internationwas supposally-renowned to be a hued tourism
sh-hush visdestination.
it, the local
Not surprismedia was
ingly, Priyaon the trail
nka Gandhi
of the highand her husprofile coupband Robert
le. ‘‘While leVadra spent
nsmen tried
New Year’s
to click phEve at Kumotos of the
arakom Lacouple,’’ saPriyanka Gandhi & Robert ys a security
ke Resort in
this state.
Vadra had a memorable time officer at the
‘‘Priyanresort, ‘‘a sein God’s own country while ction of the
ka and Robushering in the New Year
ert stayed at
resort was
the resort
cordoned off
for three nights. They savoured to guard the couple’s privacy.’’
traditional Kerala delicacies
Accompanied by her brother
and fresh water fish such as ka- Rahul Gandhi and his Colombrimeen,’’ informs a senior exe- ian friend Juvanitto, Priyanka
cutive of the Kumarakom Lake and Robert have returned frResort, ‘‘Priyanka was so hap- om Kerala with sweet memoripy that she said: I didn’t know es and look forward to starting
Kerala was so beautiful — we 2004 on an upbeat note. But thwill come here again.’’
en, God’s own couWhile officials at the resort
ntry is zimbly
are overjoyed that Priyanka
the best way
expressed her appreciatiof getting
on to the staff for the
off to a
hospitality provided,
flying sta senior executive
art!
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provides interestiindiatimes.com
ng insights into her
B
REVELRY RECALL
BRIDGING BORDERS: Designer Shaiyanne Malik, who crossed the border aboard
the first flight from Pakistan to India in two years, strikes a bright note for Delhi
Times (To send this photograph to a friend, log on to www.timescity.com/delhi/)
No LoC for Shaiyanne’s designs
ASHOK CHATTERJEE
Times News Network
I
n her world, differences between people
are all in the mind. ‘‘Ideologies might differ, but there are striking similarities between
the language, culture and food of India and
Pakistan,’’ says designer Shaiyanne Malik,
who has made a historic trip across geographical boundaries by boarding the first PIA flight from Karachi to Mumbai in two years.
While this trip is not
Shaiyanne’s first passage to India —it is certainly a special visit. ‘‘Earlier, I have been to
India on work. This time round, hearing that
air links between the two countries were being restored, I decided to enjoy a vacation in
India with my family. We were accorded a rousing reception when we landed,’’ she shares.
Shaiyanne is optimistic about the improved Indo-Pak relations, ‘‘I hope the present bonhomie lasts. Bilateral ties mean so much to
all of us. If the two countries talk more on ec-
onomics than political boundaries, it will do
everyone a world of good.’’
Incidentally, Shaiyanne’s playwright husband Sohail Malik traces his roots to India.
‘‘Sohail’s great grandfather is from Meerut
and I have even spent time there at his ancestral home. As of now, he is looking for locations in Delhi to stage his latest play Shayad Isi
Ka Naam Hai Shaifta,’’ she informs.
Having made her mark in bridal-wear, the
designer in Shaiyanne has now made a foray
into casual-wear and
pret lines. ‘‘Back home,
whenever there is need
for traditional designs in TV plays, people
think of me.’’ While Shaiyanne has just finished designing for the play Anarkali, Through
The Eyes Of Noorjehan, she sees scope for her
work in India. ‘‘It would be nice to design for
Indian film stars — they are big names in Pakistan and across the globe.’’ Because geography might think otherwise, but art — and Shaiyanne’s heart — know no boundaries.
DESIGNER DIPLOMACY
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‘classic Britney move’ in
the pop star’s marriage.
‘‘Britney has always walkirst things first. Britney
ed the line between good giSpears is single again.
rl and bad girl.’’ Pop psychMarried for 55 hours to her
ologist Ruth Westheimer
‘childhood friend’ Jason Alsays the wedding smells of
lan Alexander, Britney has
a publicity stunt gone bad:
annulled the marriage. Sti‘‘Britney making marriage
ll, this isn’t the shortest cela cheap happening over a
eb marriage in history —
few hours makes a mother
Zsa Zsa Gabor
like me sad.’’
Britney & Jason’s 55-hour marriage isn’t the only case
and Felipe de
It looks like
of star couples tying and untying the knot with alacrity Jason — BritneAlba were man
and wife for all of
‘husband’ for
DURATION OF FAMOUS SHORT-LIVED SHAADIS y’s
one day in 1982.
a day — will go
But what is ■ Zsa Zsa Gabor & Felipe de Alba: 1 day (1982)
down in record
the purpose of ■ Michelle Phillips & Dennis Hopper: 8 days (1970)
books as a trivia
such touch-and- ■ Dennis Rodman & Carmen Electra: 9 days (1998)
question. Says
go relationships? ■ Robert Evans & Catherine Oxenberg: 12 days (1998)
psychiatrist Sa‘‘Publicity is the ■
Drew Barrymore & Jeremy Thomas: 19 days (1994) mir Parikh, MD,
first factor that
‘‘The less-famo■ Darva Conger & Rick Rockwell: 7 weeks (2000)
comes to mind,’’
us partner alwaanalyses psychi- ■ Nicolas Cage & Lisa Marie Presley: 3 months (2002) ys bears the bruatrist Sanjay Ch- ■ Jennifer Lopez & Cris Judd: 8 months (2001-02)
nt of such acts.’’
ugh, MD, ‘‘Pop ■ Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie: 20 months (1994-96) In other words,
princess Britney
this short marrhas made sure she will be in the news throug- iage might be sweet for Spears, but when lohout 2004 because of this fleeting marriage.’’ ve’s labour is lost, there will be genuine tears.
Social psychologist Suzan Greene spots the
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CLASH OF THE TITANS, FILMI STYLE
NIKITA DOVAL
Times News Network
A
nd then there were three. Even as January reels in a flood of releases, the
box-office is gearing up for a
head-on clash between three
movies —Plan, Chameli and
Paisa Vasool — tomorrow.
‘‘While my film is a multistarrer with Sanjay Dutt and
others, the other two are woman-oriented,” says Plan director Hriday Shetty, “Each film has its own audience.’’
If Chameli has been in the
news because of Kareena acting in a ‘small-budget’ film,
Paisa Vasool is reportedly a
remake of High Heels Low life
The simultaneous release of Plan, Paisa Vasool and
Chameli could hamper the prospects of all three films
Chameli
and stars Manisha Koirala and
Sushmita Sen as two single women. ‘‘With no heroes and
no love-track, my film is a risk,’’ concedes director Srinivas Bhashyam, ‘‘But today’s
Plan
audience is looking for something beyond the ordinary.’’
Reel history indicates that
the release of several films on
the same date has often resulted in disaster. ‘‘Postponing
TAKE THREE
these films any further is
not a viable option since
the promos are on the
air,” says trade analyst
Taran Adarsh.
Of course, any film should ideally be released when curiosity surrounding
it is at its peak. ‘‘Both Lagaan and Gadar were released on the same day and
went on to do extremely
well. If it could work then,
why not now?’’ reasons
Chameli director Sudhir
Mishra. So far so good.
Only, history —unlike Bollywood and its cliched formulas — doesn’t always
repeat itself.
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‘Money is secondary; only good work counts’
You’ve been without a hit for
some time. Do
you feel tense?
Admittedly, this
is the worst ever
phase in my career. Luck is evading me. It is a little difficult to go
through all this, but it is not tough.
So, how are you coping?
If one has the right approach to life,
nothing can go wrong. I am trying to
bring back the right perspective in my
GOVINDA
Actor
On reinventing
his on-screen
image
life. To start with, I want to work in a
pleasant atmosphere with respected film-makers. From now on, my emphasis will be on sensible cinema. I should
move beyond pure entertainment.
an. I believe that originality counts.
How are you going about reinventi- Everybody has his or her own quality
ng your career?
and this is what lends colour and variToday, I want to start my professional ety to life and films.
life afresh at the age of 40. Money is se- Do you have any regrets over not
condary — good work counts. I will accepting Taal and Devdas?
wait without complaining.
The industry can be frightenHave you lost out because
‘Originality ing at times. If I had accepted
it is perceived that you laTaal, I would have been stamck an urbane, chic image? is important’ ped as a character actor. I weWell, it is not as if I haven’t
ighed the pros and cons of
done anything worthwhile! If every- the role of Chunnilal in Devdas. I reabody shared the same characteristics, lised I would not be gaining anything
one wouldn’t be able to differentiate out of it. Period. I have no regrets.
between Govinda and Shah Rukh KhAFSANA AHMED
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T A L K I N G
A B O U T
THURSDAY 8 JANUARY 2004
DELHI TIMES, THE TIMES OF INDIA
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THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
and excitement amongst the
people. Monday evening witnessed the cricketer launch his autobiography
— Straight From The
Heart — at a five star hotel. The evening saw the
former cricketer’s friends and well-wishers come together to revel in
his celebration. It seemed more of a family reunion though, as Kapil’s
wife Romi Dev and daughter Amiya Dev accomRaj Nikhanj and Kapil Dev
panied by his mother
with the guests on the
weather and the unknown details mentioned in the book, Kapil
moved on to the stage
with his mother who
launched his autobiography amidst much applause. Kapil joked, “I am
no master in the English
language and at one
point I had imagined that
Shailendar Singh and Romi Dev this book would never be
Raj Nikhanj came together to complete. But it is finally beraise a toast to the occasion. ing released. I could not have
After exchanging notes got a better birthday present.
Rohit and Sonia
The book is an honest account of my life including
the match-fixing allegations
raised against me.’’ Incidentally, the former cricketer
also spoke of the TV interview during which he
‘‘cried on air. But I am
thankful to my family
Jyoti Sabharwal & Rajeev
and friends for standing
by my side during the
turbulent times,’’ said an
emotional Kapil. It was
an emotional moment for
the guests as well, but it
soon paved way for humour as Kapil shared
some of the interesting
anecdotes mentioned in
his book.
The launch was followed by cocktails and
the author obliged one
and all by signing copies
of the book.
FACT OF
THE MATTER
Sex is biochemically no
different from eating
large quantities of chocolate.
SMS joke of
the day
Sonali Bendre:
Aansu tere nikle to
aankhen meri ho,
dil tera dhadke to
dhadkan meri ho,
khuda kare ki dosti
hamari itni gehri ho
ki naukri tu kare aur
salary meri ho!
For more jokes on your
mobile, sms JOK to 8888
Aishwarya Rai is obviously loving her work
these days. And why
not, after all her work
partner happens to be
Vivek Oberoi. The two
are currently shooting
C
harming and beautiful. The leggy-lass
Sonali Bendre charmed her fans not just in India, but even abroad, when
she zipped through the
special appearance in the
super hit film Kal Ho Naa
H o. Marriage sure seems
to agree with this lovely
lady, who, after making
waves on the silver screen
also made a comfortable
switch to the
small one with her show
Kya Masti Kya Dhoom.
And she has no regrets.
After all, Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda too did
that. And with success
too, she says. Meanwhile,
on the professional front,
she is taking life as it
comes and is not running
after roles. A true professional, Sonali is firm on
signing one film at a time.
I am at that stage of life
TRULY PROFESSIONAL
Photos: SUNIL KATARIA
nly a few cricketers
have penned their life
on paper! And when
the man in question happened to be Kapil Dev, there
was bound to be speculation
where I can choose my
work, she smiles.
Recipient of the prestigious Maharashtra Gaurav
Samman conferred on her,
Sonali takes immense pride in her first ever film in
Marathi
Amol Palekar s
Anahat. It was a new but
likable experience to do a
film in my mother tongue,
she says. Based in the
10th century, the film was
about
the
discovery of
w o m a n
through her struggles in
society. Ask her if she
identified with the character and she laughs,
Of
course. I do have some of
the traits of this character. So how has marriage
changed her life?
Well,
I m enjoying life both on
the professional as well as
the personal front. And
since I have never planned
anything in life, I will take it
SPOT LIGHT
for Samir Karnik’s Kyon
Ho Gaya Naa in Coorg.
This, incidentally, comes
after a long separation
when Rai had flown to
Los Angeles to shoot for
Bride And Prejudice.
Now that the film is
wrapped up, the former
Miss Universe is back
with her ‘‘friend’’.
A connoisseur’s delight
A
fter a successful first edition
of IFOWS India Food and
Wine Show in May 2002, Lotus
Exhibitions & Marketing Services is
hosting the Second India Food and
Wine Show, that begins today at Hotel
Taj Palace. The show will be inaugurated by Ambassador of Italy
Benedetto Amari, Ambassador of
France Dominique Girard and High
Commissioner of Australia Penny
Wensley. The event is being co-organised with Veronafiere of Italy, in association with the Taj Palace Hotel.
IFOWS 2004 will see a record participation of about 73 exhibitors from
a total of 14 countries, including an
official country participation from
Italy, France and Australia. In addition to the above countries, participants will also include leading producers from USA, Canada, South
Africa, Thailand, UK, Switzerland
and Norway, along with the best from
India. Says Rajiv Malhotra, Chief Executive of Lotus Exhibitions & Mar-
Raffaele Langella and Rajiv Malhotra
keting Services, “IFOWS 2004 presents the perfect platform for those associated with the industry to learn
market trends and network both in
the domestic and international markets.”
The show will begin with the
IFOWS Culinary Cup, wherein some
of the country’s master chefs will
compete and prepare one appetiser
and one main course dish, using wine
as the principal ingredient. The competition is being held in conjunction
with The Indian Federation of Culinary Associations (IFCA) and the India Culinary Forum (ICF) . It will also
encompass presentations by leading
companies and sommeliers from
France, Italy and India.
The first day of the show is being
celebrated as Italian Day, putting
Italy in the limelight with a series of
workshops conducted by experts
from various regions of Italy and presented by The Verona Chamber of
Commerce. It will also see a performance by the Quartetto d’Archi di
Roma, a renowned string quartet
from Rome. The concert will be followed by the grand gala inaugural
dinner, an Italian fare created by the
chefs of the Taj Palace Hotel. Incidentally, the exhibition is open exclusively for trade. Next day — the
French Day — will feature India’s
first Gourmet Safari, where guests
will travel to four restaurants for exquisite meals paired with wines,
courtesy French experts. And, the
last day of IFOWS will have a grand
dinner where the winners of the
IFOWS Culinary Cup will present
their winning dishes for the guests.
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IT’S A
look rendered on reds and oranges with strategic placement of detailing made them
one of the favourites of the
WOMAN
S
Neetika, Pooja and Monu Khemka
event. Scores of
people visited the
neatly laid stalls
for weddings. As
the guests moved
people in the right
way as well. This was
followed by the showings of Srabonees
that evoked enthusiasm among the audience as they put their
hands together for
Nikita Anand & Shonali Nagrani their exquisite range
D E L H I
I S
of clothes in a variety of
colours and fabrics. On the other hand, Dr Suneeta Verma’s
talk on Sexuality: A woman’s
perspective threw light on what
women needed to know about
sex. This comprised topics
T A L K I N G
right from HIV to various aspects of having safe sex. Also,
fashion showings by Ragini
Singhania and Subiya were
runaway success as the right
amount of glitter and exotic
fabrics made their creations
F
Subiya and Blossom Kochhar
Vinita Anand and Devi Cherian
Photos: NITIN MALIK
rom scintillating fashion shows and talks on
personal grooming to
interactive sessions,
the second day of
Femina Bridal Show
2004 was a runaway
success for more reasons than one. The
day that opened with
Swapna-Seema’s fashion showing witnessed creativity without
frills and fancy. The
clean
Manpreet Brar
around, there was former Femina Miss India
Manpreet Brar briefing the
fairer sex on the essentials of
grooming. Needless to say,
the audience responded well
to her talk. Manpreet also
touched upon how to shake
hands and ‘get introduced’ to
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look opulent. That and Harsh
Vardhan Mishra’s talk on
Meaningful Personal Relationships, coupled with the last
show of the day by Monu
Khemka, made the event something to remember!
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Music Cafe
1630 Caroline In The City
1700 Will & Grace
1730 Friends
1800 Hogan Family
1830 Out of this World
1900 The West Wing
2000 Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
2030 Full House
2100 Caroline in The City
2130 Will & Grace
2200 Friends
STAR PLUS
0830 Hit Filmein Hit Sangeet
0900 Fox Kids
0940 Hit Filmein Hit Sangeet
1000 TVC Skyshop
1030 Meri Saheli
1100 Kabhi Sauten
Kabhi Saheli
1130 Shanti
1200 Hit Filmein Hit Sangeet
1230 Kasautii Zindagii Kay
1300 Kumkum - Pyara-Sa
Bandhan
1330 Bhabhi
Meet the ‘Sexiest Lifeguards,’ at 2300 Hrs. on
Discovery in the ‘Beach Hour’
Enjoy the melodious music and well-shot action sequences of ‘The
Hero - A Love Story of a Spy,’ at 2030 Hrs. on Zee TV
MOVIES
MAX
1000 Parichay
1300 Apnapan
1700 Satyam Shivam
Sundaram
2100 Darr
AXN
1400 Ladyhawke
HALLMARK
0800 Sesame Street
0830 The Great Outdoors
1030 McLeod’s
Daughters III
1130 Early Edition
1230 The Last Chance
1430 Play with Me Sesame
1500 Sesame Street
1600 Early Edition
1700 McLeod’s
Daughters III
1800 Mad About You
1830 The Interrogation
of Michael Crowe
2005 Guardian III
1400 Shagun
1430 Kabhi Aaye Na Judaai
1500 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi
Bahu Thi
1530 Kahaani Ghar-Ghar Kii
1600 Kaahin To Hoga
1630 Kahiin Kissi Roz
1700 Hit Filmein Hit Sangeet
1730 Hum Saath Aaath Hai
1800 Fox Kids
1900 Kumkum - Pyara Sa
Bandhan
1930 Shaka Laka
Boom Boom
2000 Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr...
2030 Kasautii Zindagii Kii
2100 Saara Akaash
2200 Kahaani Ghar-Ghar Kii
2300 Kahiin To Hoga
STAR WORLD
0830 Cheers
0900 The Oprah Winfrey
Show
1000 Charmed
1200 Two Guys and a Girl
1230 Titus
1300 Mac Gyver
1400 The Oprah
Winfrey Show
1500 Bold and the Beautiful
1600 Hollywood Square
1630 Two Guys and a Girl
1700 Knight Rider
1800 The Simpsons
1830 Home Improvement
1900 Friends
1930 Just Shoot Me
2000 Rosewell
2100 Dark Angel
2200 Love Shack
NATIONAL
GEOGRAPHIC
0900 Nat Geo Max: Wildlife
Tourism in Africa
1000 People Out There:
Sentinels of Death
1030 Chasing Time: Havana
1100 Dogs with Jobs
1130 Toyota World of Wildlife
1200 Nat Geo Max: Puma
Lion of the Andes
1300 INDyeah: Mission
Everest
1400 People’s Planet:
Feeding Nine Billion
1500 Nat Geo Max: Wild Dog
Wilderness
1600 Cheating Death:
Tuna Cowboys
1700 Return to the Wild: The
Orphaned Orangutan
1730 Animal Edens:
Land of Fire And Ice
1800 Dogs with Jobs
1830 Toyota World of
Wildlife: Disguise
1900 Nat Geo Max: Fear of
Snakes
2000 INDyeah:
Forgotten Rhino
2100 Kiwi Buddha
2200 Nat Geo Max: Pearl
Harbor - Beyond the
Movie
DISCOVERY
0900 Travellers: Montreal
2055 Mad About You
2130 Fallen Angel
HBO
0815 Suspense/Thriller:
Dead Sexy
0945 Suspense/Thriller:
Columbo - Columbo
Likes the Nightlife
1130 Comedy: Loser
1330 Suspense/Thriller:
Strange Frequency 3
1515 Gossip
1700 Safe Men
1845 Comedy: Miss
Congeniality
2100 Action/Adventure:
Superman
2345 Romance/Drama:
Vanilla Sky
STAR MOVIES
0645 Forrest Gump
0910 Pontiac Moon
1110 Bad to the Bone
1300 We’re No Angels
1510 Black Moon Rising
1710 Silencing Mary
1000 Secrets of the Ocean
Realm / Truimph
of Life
1100 Wild Asia Wild India: In
the Realm of Red Ape
1200 Discover India: The
Konyak of Nagaland
1300-1330 Fitness Fantasy:
1. Colin Sargeant/
Aids Ride, 2.
Stephainie Jones/
Jazz Singing
1400 New Detectives:
Lethal Dosage
1500 Wild Dis.: Night in
the Jungle
1600 Zach’s Ultimate
Guide: Snakes
1630 Real Kids, Real
Adventures: Hero on
the Blanco River
1700 Travellers: San Diego
1800 Junkyard Wars:
Cliff Hanger
1900 Wild Dis.:
Burning Heart
‘Superman,’ at 2100
Hrs. on HBO
2000 Secrets of Ocean
Realm / Truimph
of Life
2100 Wild Asia/ Wild India:
Kingdoms of the Coast
2200 City Cabs: Stockholm,
Sweden
2230 Celebrity Slimming
2300 Beach Hour: Sexiest
Lifeguards
CARTOON NETWORK
0900 Johnny Bravo
0930 Flintsones
1000 Tom and Jerry Kids
1030 Thomas the
Tank Engine
1100 Kipper
1130 Bob the Builder
1200 Oswald
1230 Thomas the
Tank Engine
1300 Kipper
1400 Oswald
1430 Sylvester & Tweety
Mysteries
1500 The Powerpuff Girls
1530 The Mask
1600 He-Man & The Master
of Universe
1630 Dan Dare
1700 Pokeman
1730 Cardcaptors
1805 Tom & Jerry Show
1830 The Popeye Show
1900 The Scooby Doo Show
1930 Dexter’s Lab
2000 The Mask
CINEMA
tvguide.indiatimes.com
1905 Disaster
2100 Thu. Mega Movie:
Meet the Parents
2310 The Bone Collector
SAHARA
MANORANJAN
1100 Kala Sona
ZEE MGM
1100 Lush Life
1330 Marilyn and
Norma Jean
1600 The Night Before
1830 All the Little Animals
2100 Jackie Brown
2300 Asterix and Obelix
1030 Ckt. Talk Show: Best of
Harsha Online
1100 Tata Open Tennis
Stadium, Chennai
1400 World’s Strongest
Man 03
1430 Entertainment
Sports Mania
1530 Ckt. Talk Show:
Best of Harsha Online
1600 Asian Festival of
Speed: Porsche
Carrera Cup Asia
1700 Tata Open Tennis
Stadium, Chennai LIVE
2300 Sportsline LIVE
ESPN
0730 Ckt. Show: ESPN
Presents Samsung
Ckt. Show
0830 WI Tour of SA:
SA vs. WI
1000 English Premier
F’ball League 03/04:
Chelsea vs. Liverpool
1200 Goals!
1230 Aus. Ckt.: 3rd Test
Series - Aus. vs. India
1900 Ckt. Show: ESPN
Presents Samsung
Ckt. Show
1700 Bulletin
1800 Zee Business
1830 Bulletin
1900 Hindostan Hamara
2000 News at 8
2030 Metro News
2100 News at 9
2130 Prime Time
2200 Din Bhar
STAR NEWS
0600 Star Savera
1000 Khabar Din Bhar
1845 Mera Gaon Mera Desh
1900 7pm Report
2000 Nat. Reporter
2030 Nat. Reporter Spl.
2100 Star Report
2200 CITY 60
BBC WORLD
0830-2230 BBC NewsEvery Hour
0900 Asia Today
0915 Asia Business Rpt.
1000 HARDtalk
1100-1300 World Business
Report
1200 World Review 03
1300 Magerich
1315 Sport Today
1400 Fast Track
1500 On A Wing And A
Prayer
1600 Asia Today
ZEE TV
1530 Dhund - The Fog
2030 The Hero - Love
Story of a Spy
L.O.C. - Kargil : (Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan, Abhishek
ENGLISH FILMS
ZEE CINEMA
1000 Leela
1300 Vinashak
1700 Jamai Raja
2100 Gadar - Ek
Prem Katha
2030 Flintstones
2100 Tom & Jerry Show
2130 The Powerpuff Girls
2200 Pokeman
MUSIC
MTV
0900 Indian Music Award
1100 Top 100 - 2003
1200 Khamosh
1300 Ek Do Teen
1400 Merit List
1500 Loveline
1530 Whatever Things
1600 Select VJ Nikhil
1700 Non Stop Hits
1800 Cut 2 Cut
1900 Roadies
1930 Bakra
2000 Big Picture
2030 House Full
2100 Bolti Bund
2130 Non-Stop Hits
2200 Loveline
CHANNEL V
0900 Hit Machine
0930 Back to Back
1000 FDFS
1030 Back to Back
1100 Hit Machine
1130 Zabardast Hits
1200 Hit Machine
1230 Back to Back
1300 Hit Machine
1330 Zabardast Hits
1400 Hit Machine
1430 Zabardast Hits
1500 Back to Back
1530 Hit Machine
1600 Hotline
1700 Top 5
1730 Hit Machine
1800 Very [V]
1900 Hit Machine
1930 Zabardast Hits
2000 PO
2100 FDFS
2130 Zabardast Hits
2200 Hit Machine
SPORTS
DD SPORTS
0800 Sports Talk
0830 Wild Spirit
0930 Commonwealth Under
19 Ckt. C’ship
(1st S-Fnl) - LIVE
from Faridabad
1200 Commonwealth Under
19 Ckt. C’ship Contd. ..
1700 18th North East Sports
Festival, Imphal
(Manipur)
1800 State Sports Diary:
Delhi
1830 Wild Spirit
1900 8th Nat. F’ball League
03/04: KEB vs. HSC
Deferred LIVE from
Kolkata
2100 Sports Talk
2130 ATP Tennis:
Men’s S-Fnl
2300 Commonwealth Under
19 Ckt. C’ship
CONTACTS
Watch ‘Fallen Angel,’ at 2130 Hrs. on Hallmark
2000 Sportscenter:
Sportscenter India
2030 Wrestling Apple Crush
2100 Aus Ckt.: 3rd Test
Series - Aus. vs. India,
4th Test, Day 5, H/Ls
2230 Goals!
2300 Sportscenter India
1615 World Business Report
1700 HARDtalk
1800 World Business Report
1815 Sport Today
1900 Dreamspace
2000 Asia Today
2100 HARDtalk
2200 Univ. Challenge
NEWS
CNN
DD NEWS
0800 The News
0830 Press Review
0900 Kashmir File/North
East File
0930 From the States
1000 Sanskrit News
1032 Vishwa Samachar
1100 Samachar
1130 From the States
1200 Mukhya Samachar
1205 Khel Samachar
1217 Sports News
1230 Vishwa Samachar
1300 Headlines
1303 Bollywood Online
1330 Business Time
1400 Samachar
1430 The News
1500 Urdu Khabrein
1510 Khel Samachar
1520 Vishwa Samachar
1532 World News
1600 The News
1630 The News
1705 Asia News
1730 Samachar Rajyon Sein
1800 Mukhya Samachar
1803 Gaon Har Roz
1842 Sports News
1900 Delhi Metro
News- Hindi
1915 Business Wrap
1930 Metro Scan
2000 Rozana Aath Baje
2030 The News
2100 Samachar Plus
2200 Aankhon Dekhi
2050 Aaj Ki Baat Aap
Ke Saat
2300 Headlines
2303 Current Affairs: Issue
of the Day
ZEE NEWS
0830 News Top 10
0900 - 1130 Bulletin - Every
Half An Hour
1145 Pehal
1300 Beyond Headlines
1330 - 1600 Bulletin - Every
Half an Hour
1630 Spl. Correspondent
0800 World Report
0830 NewsNight with Aaron
Brown
0930 World News
1000 World Sport
1030 BizNews
1330 Business Central
1430 Larry King Live
1530 World News
1600 World Sports
1630 Asia Now
1730 World News
1800 World Report
1830 World News
1900 World Sport
1930 Asia Now
Home Delivery Service: Jadoogar For You —
9632 999 999 Delivery in 3 Hrs. in NCR for Vishal
C’plex, Delite, Milan, Liberty, Golcha &
Filmistan; PVR Cinemas: (Home Delivery 9632000787); DT Cinemas: (Home Delivery 26140000) Amba: 23916000; Alpna:
27413104; Batra (M’nagar): 27654202; 3 C’s:
29847846-47; Chanakya: 24670423; Delite:
23272903; Eros: 24311784; Filmistan:
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Milan: 25101014; Movie Palace: 951202625502; Odeon: 51517899; Paras: 26432842;
Rachna: 25713586; Regal: 23362245; Samrat:
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26439495; Shakuntalam Theatre: 23371849;
Shiela: 23528299; Vishal C’plex: 25440204;
WAVE Cinemas: 51832222
MUSIC AND DANCE
A.J. Jaspal Memorial Trust: ‘Odissi’ by Sonal Mansingh, ‘Kathak’ by Shovana Narayan and ‘Kuchipudi’ by
Raja & Radha Reddy, Banquet Hall, Hotel Ashok,
Chanakya Puri, 6.30 p.m.; India International Centre:
Concert by Iryna Riabchun from Ukraine on ‘Piano’ to
celebrate 50 years of Delhi Music Society, Auditorium,
40-Max Mueller Marg, 6.30 p.m.
Habitat World: Film Club - Mexican Film Festival ‘Minerva’s Quest,’ directed by Oscar Blancarte, IHC, Lodhi
Road, 7 p.m.
EXHIBITIONS
2030 World News
2100 World Sport
2130 Your World Today
CNBC INDIA
0900 Breakfast Briefing
0930 Bazaar
1130 Your Stocks
1230 E
1300 Business Lunch
1500 India Market Wrap
1530 Closing Bell
1600 Business Now
1630 AWSJ
1700 E
1730 US Squawk Box
1800 Bazaar Aaj
1930 Market Today
2000 Business @ 8
2030 Cutting Edge
2100 India Business Hour
2200 Business @ 10
2230 Good Life Show
Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Raveena & Rani Mukherjee)
Amba (12 noon, 4 & 8 p.m.), Batra (Mukh’nagar) (12
noon, 4.15 & 8.30 p.m.), 3 C’s (12 noon, 4.45 & 9.30
p.m.), Chanakya (12.30, 4.30 & 9 p.m.), Delite (12 noon,
4.30 & 9 p.m.), DT Cinemas (1.20, 2.30, 5.25, 6.35 &
9.40 p.m.), Janak C’plex, Liberty, M2K (12.30, 4.45 &
9.150 p.m.), M4U (S’bad) (12.15, 4.15, 6 & 9 p.m.), Movie
Palace (11.45 a.m., 4.15, 6 & 9 p.m.), PVR Gurgaon
(1.20, 5.25 & 9.30 p.m.), PVR Naraina (1.20, 5.25 & 9.30
p.m.), PVR Saket (1.20, 5.25 & 9.30 p.m.), PVR Vikaspuri
(1.20, 5.25 & 9.30 p.m.), Priya (1.20, 5.25 & 9.30 p.m.),
Paras, Radhupalace, Samrat, Satyam C’plexes (12.15, 3,
5.15 & 9.30 p.m.), Seble, Sangam (Loni), Vasant (G’bad),
WAVE Kaushambi (12.10, 4.35 & 9 p.m.), WAVE Noida
(12.30, 4.55 & 9.20 p.m.); Munnabhai M.B.B.S. : (Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Dutt, Gracy Singh, Jimmy Shergil) Aakash,
DT Cinemas (11.30 a.m., 4.10, 7.10 & 10.40 p.m.), M2K
(11.45 a.m. & 9.45 p.m.), M4U (S’bad) (12 noon, 3.15 &
10 p.m.), PVR Gurgaon (12.45, 3.55, 7.05 & 10.15 p.m.),
PVR Naraina (12.35, 3.45, 7.05 & 10.15 p.m.), PVR Saket
(12.50, 4, 7.10 & 10.20 p.m.), PVR Vikaspuri (12.30,
3.40, 7.05 & 10.15 p.m.), Regal, Sangam (12.15, 3.15,
6.30 & 9.45 p.m.), Satyam C’plexes (12.45, 3.45, 6.50 &
9.50 p.m.), Gagan, Suraj, Urvashi (G’bad), WAVE
Kaushambi (12.20, 3.20, 6.20 & 9.20 p.m.), WAVE Noida
(12.40, 3.40, 6.40 & 9.40 p.m.); Pyasa Haiwan (A): Jindal (Pushta); Ramwati : Alka, Kalamandir; Ravan Raaj :
Hans (Azadpur); Taaqatwar : Imperial; Vishwatma : (Suuny Deol, Divya Bharti) Raj (T’nagar); Show Timings for
Hindi Films- 12.30, 3.30, 6.30 & 9.30 p.m. Except wherever mentioned
MORNING FILMS
Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa & Mujhse Dosti Karoge : Movie
Palace; Divine Lovers (A) : Janak C’plex; Hathiyar : Hans
(Azadpur); Passion Flower (A): Regal; Tehzeeb : M4U
(S’bad); Terminator III (Hindi): Rachna
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EVENTS
FILM
‘Dark Angel,’ at 2100
Hrs. on Star World
ARIES (March 20 - April 18) Working on plans with
others has been as rewarding as it’s been challenging. You’ve learned a great deal, strengthened your
relationship and overcome obstacles. Now unexpected offers or opportunities have suddenly appeared. Thrilling as
they are, they’d mean reorganising plans. Don’t be surprised if
others’ initial reaction isn’t entirely positive.
HINDI FILMS
Ishq Hai Tumse : (Dino Moria, Bipasha Basu,
Aloknath, Vikram Gokhle) Alpna, Milan, M4U (S’bad)
(12.30, 3.30, 6.30 & 9.30 p.m.), Movie Palace, Rachna,
PVR Gurgaon (12.15, 3.25, 6.35 & 10 p.m.), PVR Naraina
(12 noon, 3.25, 6.35 & 10 p.m.), PVR Saket (2.55 & 10.45
p.m.), PVR Vikaspuri (12 noon & 10.30 p.m.),
WAVE Kaushambi (12.30, 3.30, 6.30 & 9.30 p.m.), WAVE
Noida (12.30, 3.30, 6.30 & 9.30 p.m.); Baghaawat
Ek Jung : Excelsior; Baghban : (Amitabh, Hema,
Salman & Mahima Chaudhary) Moti; Fareb Sultaan :
West End; Fun2Shh : (Anuj Shawhney, Iqbal Khan, Raima
Sen) Fimistan, Virat, Supreme, Shakuntalam (12.30, 3.30
& 6.30 p.m.), WAVE Noida (7.20 p.m. Only); Janasheen
: (Feroz Khan, Fardeen Khan, Celina Jaitley) Dev (Loni);
Kal Ho Naa Ho : (Shahrukh, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali
Khan, Jaya Bachchan) DT Cinemas (12.40 & 10.10 p.m.),
Golcha, PVR Gurgaon (11.30 a.m., 3.10, 6.50 & 10.30
p.m.), PVR Naraina (11.30 a.m., 3.10, 6.50 & 10.30
p.m.), PVR Saket (11.30 a.m., 3.10, 6.50 & 10.30 p.m.),
PVR Vikaspuri (3.10 & 6.50 p.m.), Odeon, Sapna,
Satyam C’plexes (11.30 a.m., 3, 6.35 & 10.10 p.m.),
Vishal C’plex (11.30 a.m., 3, 6.15 & 9.45 p.m.), M2K
(2.45 & 6.15 p.m.), Movie Palace, Chaudhary (G’bad),
WAVE Kaushambi (11.15 a.m., 2.45, 6.15 & 9.45
p.m.), WAVE Noida (11.15 a.m., 2.45, 6.15 & 9.45 p.m.);
Quill and Canvas: ‘Acrylics on canvas in soothing pastels, landscapes and leather puppet form’ by Rama
Sharma, SF-030, DLF-IV, Gurgaon, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
M.E.C. Art Gallery: ‘Collective spaces’ - Group show by
Ahoke Roy, Atin Basak, Tapan Dash, M. Shakeel and others, 70-B, First Level, Khan Market, 11.15 a.m. to 7.30
p.m.; Gallerie Alternatives: Group show of ‘Paintings,
drawings & prints’ by Ram Kumar, M.F. Husain, F.N.
Souza and others, A-22/8, DLF City, Ph. -I, Gurgaon, 10
a.m. to 7 p.m.; Indira Gandhi National Centre for the
Arts: ‘Saundarya-bodh Evam Srijan’ (Understanding
imagination among the tribes), Mati Ghar, IGNCA, Janpath, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Lalit Kala Akademi: ‘Metal
sculptures’ by Shekhar A. Vechalekar, Gallery Foyer, Rabindra Bhavan, Copernicus Marg, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.;
Habiart Gallery: ‘Paintings’ by Amitava Das, Yusuf, Yusuf
Arakkal, Kishore Shinde and others, Core 6A (near
Eatopia), IHC, Lodhi Road, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; PBC Art
Gallery: ‘Vertical forms - Paintings’ by Ajay Kumar
Sameer, Vigyan Vrat, B. Bhashkar, Vincent Van Ross and
others, 21, Nehru Place Greens, 9.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.;
Krishna’s Collection Art Gallery: ‘Colours of life’ by
Mohd. Feroz Khan, A-273, Defence Colony, Main Road,
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Triveni Gallery: ‘Paintings’ by Suhas
Nimbalkar (Shridharani Gallery) and ‘Paintings’ by Sudip
Chatterjee (Triveni Gallery), Triveni Kala Sangam, 205Tansen Marg, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Gallery Pauline: ‘Pastel paintings’ by Meena Deva and Kanwal Soni, S-73,
Panchsheel Park, 12 noon to 8 p.m.; Gallery Steps:
‘Spirit of India’ (Oil paintings, water colours, graphics
and sculptures) by Sudhir Talmale, Shrabani, Krishan
Murari and others, H-2, Suneja Chambers, Alaknanda
Shopping Complex, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Shanta Art
Gallery: ‘Paintings’ by Krishan Ahuja, Jai Jharotia, Gogi
Sarojpal, Niren Sen Gupta and others, 8-Birbal Road,
BOL TARA BOL
Shelly von Strunckel
Once Upon A Time In Mexico (A): PVR Gurgaon (11.40
a.m., 4.10 & 10.45 p.m.), PVR Saket (10.45 a.m. & 6.05
p.m.), Priya (11.15 a.m. Only), Satyam C’plexes (11 a.m.,
1 & 7.30 p.m.), WAVE Noida (1.10, 5.20 & 10.20 p.m.);
Intolerable Cruelty (A): (George Clooney, Catherine Zeta
Jones & Geoffrey Rush) PVR Saket (10.30 a.m. Only); Kill
Bill (A): (Uma Thurman & David Carradine) PVR Gurgaon
(11.15 a.m. & 6.15 p.m.), PVR Saket (11.20 a.m. Only),
WAVE Noida (3.10 p.m. Only); Love Actually : (Hugh
Grant, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson) PVR Gurgaon
(1.45 & 8.20 p.m.), PVR Naraina (11 a.m. Only), PVR
Saket (12.25 & 8.10 p.m.); Welcome to the Jungle :
(Dwayne Johnson, Ernie Reyes Jr. & Seann William Scott
- Travis) WAVE Noida (11.15 a.m. Only)
Jangpura Extn., 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Vadehra Art Gallery:
‘Paintings’ by Gieve Patel, D-40, Defence Colony, 11 a.m.
to 7 p.m.
RELIGIOUS DISCOURSES
Times Foundation: Suryayog Foundation’s ‘Surya Yoga’
by Anita (6.45 a.m. to 7.45 a.m.) and by Arun Thakur
(5.15 p.m. to 6.15 p.m.), Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan’s
‘The art of controlling the senses’ by Sushri Shama
Bharti (12.20 p.m. to 2 p.m.) and ‘Sujok therapy’ by Dr
Pradeep Sharma (1.45 p.m. to 2.15 p.m.) (Contact —
23782396 & 23782319); Chinmaya Centre of World
Understanding: ‘Geeta Gyan Yagna - Ch.-XIII’ by Swami Nikhilanandaji, 89-Lodhi Road, 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.;
Swami Sivananda Cultural Association: ‘Group meditation,’ Sivananda Marg, Amar Colony, Lajpat Nagar-IV,
8 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.; Sri Aurobindo Ashram: ‘Meditation,’ Sri Aurobindo Marg, 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
LECTURES
Indira Gandhi National Open University: 7th Anuvrat
Trust Endowment Lecture on ‘Education for peace,’
UGC chairman Arun Nigvekar to speak, Rajendra
Bhawan, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, 11 a.m.; Vedic
Wisdom Centre: Talk and training on ‘Are you living a
false life, full of misery and problems’ by Swami
Prakash, B-25, 3rd Floor, Dayanand Colony, Lajpat
Nagar-IV, 11 a.m. to noon
TAURUS (April 19 - May 19) You suspect that
opportunities are as good as they seem, but finding
out more about them it has been surprisingly
difficult, resulting in feelings of wariness. This is
no surprise, since with Mercury only just having ended its
retrograde cycle as of the 6th, all manner of confusing situations
are still being untangled.
GEMINI (May 20 - June 20) Talking about moving is
one thing. Actually making changes in your living circumstances is quite another. Yet the ideas or offers
that have come your way recently are so exciting than
you’re tempted to take them to the next stage. You’ve nothing to
lose and everything to gain by exploring them further.
CANCER (June 21 - July 21) Intriguing discussions
with others haven’t just been worthwhile, they’ve
given your spirits a boost just when they needed it.
At this point it’s difficult to say just how far these
ideas will go. Nevertheless, the simple process of evaluating the
potential that various options offer opens up a whole new realm
of possibilities.
LEO (July 22 - August 21) Absorbing as your life is,
you’re feeling restless. It’s not that what you’re
doing and those you’re spending your time with
aren’t rewarding. Rather, the simple fact is that
you feel the need to broaden your horizons. This needn’t be
complicated. All that’s necessary is that you be willing to take
chances on the unknown.
VIRGO (August 22 - September 21) As the new year
began, you promised yourself that you wouldn’t
become overcommitted. But you already have too
much to do. Analyse those obligations, listing those
that benefit you versus the ones that are in the interests of
others. And then, of the latter, consider carefully which could
easily be deleted from that list.
LIBRA (September 22 - October 22) You seem to be
facing demand on several fronts. While most are exciting enough to justify the work they require, you’re
being forced to curtail time with loved ones, which
you’re not happy about. Explain in detail what you’re doing and
why. Not only will they understand, they’ll support you to the hilt.
SCORPIO (October 23 - November 20) Having
struggled long and hard to get others to go along
with your plans or ideas, you’re not going to
welcome even the most modest of alterations. But
once you learn more about what’s arisen, you may well change
your mind. In fact you’ll recognise these are better than anything
you’d imagined possible.
SAGITTARIUS (November 21 - December 20) Usually
you’re tolerant of others’ foibles. But now certain individuals seem determined to turn crises into dramas
of epic proportions. The last thing you need to deal
with are scenes of an emotional nature. However, since there’s
little hope of avoiding these, you may as well listen to all their
anxieties, worries and complaints.
CAPRICORN (December 21 - January 19) As far as
you’re concerned, even the trickiest of issues can be
settled without indulging in emotional detours. But
others have made it abundantly clear that they disagree. Forget about your hopes of keeping things on an even
keel. Instead simply allow them to express their feelings fully and
be done with it.
AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18) While there
are certain individuals whose guidance and advice
you’d trust, whatever they said, you’re cautious in
your dealings with most people.At the moment, however, you’ve no choice but to allow others to make important
business or financial decisions on your behalf. Unsettling as this
is, they have your best interests to heart.
PISCES (February 19 - March 19) You hate to bother
others. But if you don’t do exactly that, particularly
when it comes to financial matters, certain important
things will simply never get done. They may say that
they’re too busy or have forgotten. Speak up and you’ll ensure
that they’ve no justification for any such excuses.
PUBLIC FUNCTIONS
Ramana Kendra: Celebration of ‘124th Jayanthi of Sri
Ramana Maharshi’ No. 8, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road,
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.; Al-Anon: Meeting for relatives and
friends of ‘Alcoholics,’ Frank Anthony Public School (near
Vikram Hotel), Lajpat Nagar-IV, 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous: Meeting on ‘Recovery from Alcoholism,’ S-325, G.K.-II, 7 p.m.; Narcotics Anonymous:
Meeting on ‘Recovery from Addiction,’ Sai Public School,
Sec.-21 (Jal Vayu Vihar), Noida, 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
MISCELLANEOUS
Lok Kalyan Samiti: ‘Free eye check-up and free eye operation day,’ Sucheta Bhawan, 11-A, Vishnu Digamber
Marg, 9 a.m.; Indian Cancer Society: ‘Cancer checkup,’ Cancer Detection Centre, 48-Babar Road, 9 a.m. to
noon; Adhyatma Sadhna Kendra: ‘Training in yoga,
meditation and moral values,’ Chhatarpur, 5 a.m. and 8
p.m.; Health & Environmental Protection Organisation: ‘Free stone and epilepsy clinic,’ Divya Polyclinic,
A-147, Vikas Marg, Shakarpur, 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Visit www.astrospeak.com for detailed forecast
INTERNET HUMOUR
The traveller knocked on the door of the house where a
cabdriver had told him he could be sexually accommodated.
An eye-level panel slid open and a female voice asked what
he wanted.
‘‘I want to get screwed,’’ said the man.
‘‘OK, mister, but this is a private club, so slip twenty bucks as an
initiation fee through the mail slot,’’ answered the voice.
The man did this, the panel was closed, minutes passed.
Nothing happened. He began to pound on the door insistently,
and the panel slid open.
‘‘Hey,’’ exclaimed the sport, ‘‘I want to get screwed!’’
‘‘What?’’ said the voice, ‘‘Again?’’
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DELHI TIMES, THE TIMES OF INDIA
Soham Shah has been working on his
screenplay for a year. It will probably be
a songless thriller. Then there will be my
own directorial venture which I will start
in 2004 and release in 2005.
What will you direct next?
„ I definitely don’t want to make something within my comfort zone. So far,
my films have reflected my own
thoughts on relationships and
human emotions. Now I want to
cial familial cama- go into thought processes that
raderie there arebound to be valuable
emotions between
them, and those emotions are bound to
translate on screen.
Shah Rukh and I
work so well together
because we care so
deeply for each other
in real life. Creativity
compounded with
brotherly love cannot go wrong. If you
ask me, I’m happy
piggybacking on his
stardom. There can
never be an ego between us.
I know only too
well that he’s successful way beyond I can
ever be. Stars don’t
get any bigger than Shah Rukh Khan or
Amitabh Bachchan. Once a film-maker
accepts that, the ego never comes in the
way. I am happy God has given me Shah
Rukh to attain success. Three blockbusters... what’s next?
„ I have to sustain my production houses’
reputation. I intend to produce films that I don’t necessarily write or direct. Nikhil
Advani is making another,
very different film for us.
KARAN JOHAR’S
BIG PLANS!
W
(Filmfare Online)
S
unil Shetty has got the Danish
band C21 to play music for a
number that will be picturised on
Yana Gupta in the film Rakth. The
three member band pitches in for the
chorus in the song that features
Sunidhi Chauhan.
(ANI)
Claudia: I want
another baby!
S
upermodel Claudia Schiffer is keen to have
another child so that she
can enjoy the attention and
care of her loved ones. The
fashion diva gave birth to her
first child, Caspar, in January
2003. Schiffer says that the
thought of having another kid
with her Lock, Stock And Two
Smoking Barrels producer husband Matthew Vaughn is very
5
Yana’s Danish number
WORLD RAP
ith
Kuch
Kuch Hota
H
a
i
(KKHH), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
(K3G) and, now, Kal
Ho Naa Ho (KHNH),
Karan Johar’s filmmaking empire has
acquired a special
place in the Bollywood pantheon. He
tells Subhash K Jha
what
filmmaking
means to him and
where he intends to
take his pioneering
success in 2004.
How was 2003 for
you?
„ It was both a matter of khushi and
gham. Khushi that
we started KHNH by
my associate Nikhil Advani, saw the
film release on time and succeed. There
was also gham when my father and Shah
Rukh Khan had health problems. But
my K factory will be producing different
genres of films in 2004.
What do you have to say about the infallible Karan Johar-Shah Rukh
Khan combination?
„ I feel two talented and hardworking
people are bound to form a productive
team. When these two people share a spe-
are alien to me. I might do a period
film next.
We hear you are directing an ad?
„ It isn’t official as yet (laughs). For
a filmmaker who can’t dream his
dreams for anything under three
hours making a film that lasts a
minute would be quite fascinating.
E N T E R T A I N M E N T
tempting.
‘‘I loved being pregnant because everyone would fawn all
over me all the time! I would do
it again, if everything goes
okay. I mean, you never know
what could happen. Matthew
made me feel like royalty. He
helped out with everything,’’
the German beauty was quoted
as saying.
(ANI)
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THURSDAY 8 JANUARY 2004
DELHI TIMES, THE TIMES OF INDIA
Bips disappoints fans
ipasha’s fans are in for a
major disappointment as
her latest flick Ishq Hai Tumse
is not even worth a watch.
Another reason for its bombing at the box-office is,
Bips cannot be seen prancing around in skimpy outfits and leaves her fans
yearning for more. The
chemistry between
the lead pair, Dino
Morea and Bipasha, seems to have
fizzled out. The
film does not
even touch
the hearts
of the viewers.
B
SRK across
the border
A
s India and Pakistan
are inching forward
in their peace initiative,
Pakistani TV channels
have decided to ease the
ban on Indian films.
And, in keeping with the
spirit of the ongoing
SAARC summit, a Pakistani channel recently
showed Shah Rukh
Khan’s film, Duplicate
for the first time in that
country. Thus, Shah
Rukh becomes the first
Indian star to have his
film screened after the
ice melted between the
neighbours.
(ANI)
Kisaan brothers!
B
ollywood actor brothers Salman, Arbaaz and Sohail Khan will soon be seen together in
Puneet Sira’s Kisaan. Puneet has
recently completed I Am Proud To
Be An Indian with Sohail, which
will be a violent and hard-hitting.
There is no confirmation yet on the
lead actresses.
(ANI)
Big B’s big plans
A
mitabh Bachchan has
announced ABCL’s new
project Ranveer, in the wake
of his company’s revival.
Big B sure worked hard in
the face of adversities to pay
off the debtors of his
sunken production company and thanks to his efforts,
the company was revived
in the latter half of last
year. Now, the jubilant actor is quite optimistic that
the New Year will bring
good fortune to his recently revived film production
company and hopes that
it will also augur well for
son Abhishek’s acting
(ANI)
career.
The cosy twosome
S
ubhash Ghai is apparently smitten with his
Aetraaz girl Priyanka
Chopra. Not only is the
trade gossiping about their
extended script sessions at
his Madh Island bungalow,
they also claim the two were
having a very cozy dinner at
an up-market Chinese restaurant. Abbas-Mastan, the directors of Aetraaz, were actually
keen to cast Celina Jaitley as the
third angle along with Akshay
Kumar and Kareena Kapoor.
Lekin, says
the grapev i n e ,
Ghai preferred
Priyanka
over Celina. Oh
well..
Sanjay goes
with Yash
S
anjay Dutt has recently been signed for a
film under the Yash Chopra banner. The
actor was roped in for a Sanjay Gadhvi directed venture that will be made under
Yashraj Films. A part from Dutt, Gadhvi s latest
film will also star John Abraham and A bhishek Bachchan, while the leading ladies of
the project are yet to be finalised. Gadhvi had
earlier made Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai for
Yashraj Films.
(ANI)
Raghu Romeo wows critics!
T
he Rajat Kapoor directed movie Raghu
Romeo, which won the Best Film Award at the
MAMI film festival recently, is the story of a waiter called Raghu who works in a dance bar which is
the den of some suspicious characters. Raghu is
mistreated constantly and is a misfit in a world
that is simply noisy and chaotic. Amidst all this
chaos, however, Raghu manages to remain sane because of his inspiration, a godmother who is just a
character named Neetaji in a TV show. One fine
day, Raghu discovers that
someone is trying to kill Neetaji. Does he manage to save
her? You’ll find out soon
enough when the film releases
in theatres in India this April.
Vijay Raaz (of Monsoon Wedding fame) plays Raghu.
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A
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his war epic JP Dutta has now
snipped off another 28 minutes of
playing time from LoC. According
to grapevine in Bollywood, the reduction in playing time is a measure of Dutta’s and the film-trades
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