|Elections to Be Proud Of
|FOUR weeks ago, the citizens
of Timor-Leste, known in
many parts of the world as
East Timor, went to the polls
to elect a president. We were
12 men and women competing for
the largely ceremonial but potentially
influential office ...
|ON Saturday, The Times
reported on an apparently
growing phenomenon in
Europe: "suicide by economic
crisis," people taking
their own lives in despair over
unemployment and business failure.
It was a heartbreaking story.
But I'm sure I wasn't ...
Camilla Huey lets work
speak for her
THESE days, red-carpet cynosures
like they´re reading a Sears catalog.
But one person remains
uncited: Camilla Huey.
In an era when the brow-threader of
every actress is demanding her 15 minutes,
Huey helps realise other designers...
|The skirt, and its shape,
back in play this season |
|MIRANDA Berman thinks of
herself as treading fairly close
to fashion´s cutting edge.
"When everyone is wearing
leggings, you´re automatically
different if you wear a skirt," she said. Her
own outfit on any given day might incorporate
a schoolgirl mini, which she wears with
tights; a long jersey column; or a leather
skirt, its hemline dipping just below the
Lately Berman, 23, a writer´s assistant at
MTV, has noticed her peers playing catchup,
rediscovering a wardrobe staple that has
languished in recent years, in short supply
at retail and all but supplanted on city
streets by dresses and skinny jeans.
"Fashionista´s had a craving for skirts,"
she said, "even if they ... |
|Matilda breaks Oliviers
record with 7 prizes |
|MISCHIEVOUS musical Matilda
dominated British theatre's
Olivier Awards, winning seven
prizes including a joint bestactress
trophy for the four children
who play the title role. Written by the playwright
Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by
Australian comedian Tim Minchin, Matilda
took more prizes than any show in the Oliviers´
36-year history. Its trophies included best new
musical and best actor for a cross-dressing
Bertie Carvel as well as the prize for young performers
Cleo Demetriou, Kerry Ingram, Sophia
Kiely and Eleanor Worthington-Cox. The quartet,
who each perform two shows a week, are all
12 or under.
Worthington-Cox, at 10, is the ... |
|Mahie bags an item
song in Zanjeer remake |
|ITEM songs have almost become
a staple in Bollywood films, and
Amit Mehra who is producing
the remake of 1973 film Zanjeer
too plans to cash in on the trend
by including two item numbers, of
which one will be featured on actress
"We will definitely have item numbers
in the film. In fact, we have decided
to go with two item numbers," Mehra
"The songs are a part of the script and
they will be situational. One item song
will be featured on Mahie and for the
other, we are yet to decide whom to
cast," he added.
Mahie will also essay Bindu´s
iconic ´Mona Darling´ in the
Zanjeer remake, to be directed by
Apoorva Lakhia. The film will