|The Syrian Quandary
|GIVEN the events of the Arab
spring, some might say that the
tell-tale sign that a dictator's days
are numbered is when his defiance
turns to delusion. On
December 7, in an interview with ABC's
Barbara Walters, a chuckling and ...
|THE British, or rather
English, mistrust of what
lies beyond the Channel has
always been fathomless. W
H Auden, observing a "cult
of salads," jested that "before very
long" the south of England would
resemble "the Continong." There
across the sea, on a ...
The fair maidens
flocking to Bollywood
ONCE upon a
time, in the
imported was worth drooling over
- imported drinks , imported
clothes, imported cars, imported
perfume, even imported pets.
Cut to 2011 and we´re still besotted .
|Reaching deep in the pocket to
see the Titanic on seabed |
|DOWN, down, down you go,
for two and a half hours,
jammed with two other
people in a tiny submersible,
all the way to the
bottom of the Atlantic
Ocean – and all for a glimpse, through a
5- or 8-inch porthole, of the ravaged
remains of the once-grand ship where the
Astors and the Strauses played, dined
and, in some cases, died.
The trip is not for the claustrophobic,
nor the 99 percent: A two-week cruise
that includes one dive, lasting eight to 10
hours, costs $60,000.
But for fans of the Titanic, no price or
privation is too great – especially with the
100th anniversary of the sinking coming
up on April 15.
"This is the opportunity of a lifetime,"
|Helen Mirren hails Nobel
Peace Prize winners |
|BRITISH actress Helen
Mirren hailed this year´s
Noble Peace Prize to three
women as historic, but said
it´s shameful that so few
women have won the award since it was
created in 1901.
Mirren said the award marks an
"extraordinary moment in the history of
women," but that it is "slightly shameful
statistically that only 12 women have
won it in 112 years, when you think how
important women historically have
always been, specifically in terms of
She spoke to The Associated Press
before the Noble Peace Prize concert in
Oslo on Sunday, which she hosted
with American actress Rosario Dawson.
The concert will honour this year´s...
break into a catfight on stage |
|THE oomph quotient on the
stage of Zee Rishtey Awards
2011 got a new high when
two of television industry´s
hottest women, Urvashi
Dholakia and Kashmira Shah walked
in to present the awards to the ´
Most Mastikhor Actor´ and the ´
Best Khalnayak on Zee TV´ .
All went fine with both
engaging in casual banter
about presenting the
awards but unscripted
masti took over the
minute Urvashi uttered,
"Kashmira." She was
rudely interrupted by
Kashmira who retorted,
" It´s not Kashmira... It´s
Cash Mira." The look on
Urvashi´s face was priceless!!!
ado, she clarified saying,
"Kashmira Ohh! Sorry Cash
Mira ladies and gentlemen ...