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PEHLA PANGAA

Tushar Joshi

tushar.joshi@mid-day.com

 Rohit Shetty is rushing through the Singham remake starring Ajay Devgn. Sources reveal that this hurry is to move on to his next two projects — Bol Bachchan with Abhishek Bachchan and an untitled flick with Shah Rukh Khan. And this has irked Devgn.

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AB MERI SUNO!

Upala KBR

upala@mid-day.com

Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan have done it and to great effect. It now is Abhishek Bachchan’s turn to get involved in the marketing strategies of all his films.

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CUP-CRAZY

Tushar Joshi

tushar.joshi@mid-day.com

Ranveer Singh is a cricket fanatic. He has even managed to get his hands on tickets to the World Cup final match to be held at Wankhede Stadium on April 2.

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WHEN SHEILA SAVED THE DAY

Upala KBR

upala@mid-day.com

Farah Khan has made a R 30 lakh donation to Katrina Kaif’s mother Mary Suzanne Turquotte’s charity, thanks to Sheila Ki Jawaani. The amount went towards the buying of land for an NGO the star mum runs in Madurai.

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DEOL GETS CLICKING

Shaheen Parkar

shaheen@mid-day.com

Not many are aware that Sunny Deol is an avid photographer. When not facing the camera, the low-profiled actor gets behind a handheld one (a Leica M9, to be precise) clicking away at whatever catches his fancy.

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Public spaces get new lease of light

The Light Designers, for the first time, have showcased and conducted a professionally designed architectural lighting workshop outside Europe, in Goa. It is part of the mega event ‘Lights in Goa’, which is an attempt to facilitate activity in the sphere of public space lighting at six public spaces in Goa.

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Bebook Charity Art Auction

By Naguesh Rao Sardessai

‘Bebook Charity Art Auction’ held in association with and at the Marriott Hotel, Miramar, on March 15, went on smoothly under the benign stewardship of noted and experienced auctioneer Angira Arya from Mumbai.

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Tracing the Parsee roots

By Perin Ilavia

Many have heard about the Parsees, as they came to be known after they migrated from Iran to India, but, not many know they originated form the Sapta Sindhu region in the N E Frontier region. Two tribes, the Asura and Suras, migrated to the Gulf of Ormuz in Persia around 1500 BC, some came to Sindh in 1000 BC, and their prophet Zarathustra was born in Iran. Though the exact date is shrouded in mystery, Greek and Roman scholars of the religion, Aristotle, Plato and Pliney, place him as far back as 6000-7000 BC.

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A Spalicious Time

By Meera Ravi

Recently, Twinkle Khanna and her sister-in-law made headlines by throwing a pre-Karva Chauth spa party in the latter’s popular Juhu spa salon. Boomtime India is taking its beauty seriously and the Indian spa industry lists over 2300 full fledged spas – most of them in Kerala and Karnataka -  and generates over $ 400 million (1800 crores of rupees) annually as of 2010.

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Chirping for sparrows

As we get ready to celebrate World House Sparrow Day on March 20, The Navhind Times encourages the public to spare a thought for this once-abundantly-found homely bird

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