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New Delhi, Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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Seat lootna: Delhi-speak for desidictionary reserving a seat. Eg: Bus mein seat loot lena


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Facts and more

What: Ishara International Puppet Festival When: 3rd - 13th Feb at Indi a Habitat Centre; 1st to 5th Feb and 13th to 15th Feb at Epicentre, Gurgaon Entry: Tickets available at India Habitat Centre for R25 0 and R100, and at Epicentre Gurgaon for R250 NEAREST METRO STATION: Khan market for IHC and Huda City Centre for Epicentre Gurgaon

The Backyard Story from the puppetry group coming from Taiwan

See various forms of puppetry at the Ishara International Puppet fest Namya Sinha ■




Delhi never fails to fascinate tourists with its rich heritage. Here, you can see foreign tourists enjoying their visit to the Jama Masjid in Old Delhi by wearing costumes provided at the mosque. Only in Delhi!

dilse Hey guyzzz, dis iz hrtbrokd grl... findn new frnzz in delhi.. & u guyz knw y m sayng m hrt brokd bcz i dnt knw... i jst wanna see u as mah frnd but i really realliee dnt knw ki kon mela flnd banega..... but yr remember jo b banega naa usse mai bht shaaa luv dungi nd luv lungi bol kon dega luv mje..?? nd guyz plzz reply haan... vlna mai wait ni kr ni paungi plzzzz.... 4m delhi hrt brkd grl luv uh guyzzz......mmmmmwaahh dena luv apne reply se haan plzzzz Dear Sonam Garg DMRC 2009-10, Please ek bar reply kar do mere article ka kal mein rahun na rahun is dunia mein phir tumko sanjeev se koun milayega. shamshul se contact karke mere 2-3 number us se le lo jaldi jo mein bulandshahr dekar ayi thi jahan woh rent par rehti thi uske makan malik se mere number tumko mil jayenge taki meri jinda rehte tum sanjeev se mil lo. meine tumse wada kiya tha isileh keh rhi hun iam not well at home some critical condition u alredy know better.. Your's Best Friend Chetna Hi Kum I am vry sorry..Dis wud neva happen again..i luv u a lot..Rmember, you are someone for the world but for someone u are the world -Luv,Rajat Hiee , kisa-ae vaardat kuch yun tha..uske naam ka pehla akshar kyu tha?yu toh U ko aana hi tha..par kyu se pehle... P taQ ke baad toh U tha hi..isliye U ko aana tha..par P yar..... pagal bana jaane kyu tha?kisa-ae vaardaat kuch yun tha...uske naam ka pehla akshar P tha....!!jai hinglish, jai India, na bharat, na hindustan....!!! ! . D'M0n Rider hiiii, am sujal kaushik 26 yrs old searching for a gud luvable gf if anyone interested plz reply me

though dil sai am waiting.

The Circus Stachamoose Sujal

hiiiii , dis msg fo evry gal,so read carefully. I want to luv someone whose heart has been brokn so dat she knws exactly hw it feels n i wont break mine...!!! ?..m waiting fo dat gal.. King of hearts.

Hi! Monika, Plz Read My Creation:- "tere haathon me diya hai maine apna haath... Thamo inko is tarah ki kabhi na chute humara saath, Tere sang jeene ka kiya hai faisla...Hum dono ka Pyar ho itna gehra ki es faisle me kbhi bhi na ho fasla..." The 1 who hate you. .... Hi Bhn Its been a long time dt v r nt in touch.. Almost 1 yr hone ko hai.. Teri new lyf may b start ho gai h.. Now i thnk v r far apart,, Bt 4m mah side u r mah 34evaa frnd.. Mje bht bura lga dekh ke dt u blocked me bt its k, may b teri koiprob ho.. Bt u were my bst frnd n vl b my bst frnd for 4eva.. Ho sake toh contact me once.. Love u.. Mai b ab office jaati for my training.. Miss u.. Ur Lil Sis.

metropolitandiary Dear Diary, I have always been apprehensive of attending wedding functions. While I find it difficult to smile my way through the crowd, I’m most afraid of the constant camera flash and the unending video recording. A few days back, I grunted my way through an old friend’s reception. I planned to go straight for the food stands, before making my silent exit. While I was half way through my plan, binging on the biryani and chicken tikka, I noticed how the cameraman was paying utmost attention to my obvious appetite. The next morning, I got a polite message from the friend, thanking me for coming, and then another, saying how his family had a gala time watching the video and laughing away at my attention to all the food. While I was highly embarrassed, it was still the best time I have had at any

A glimpse of the performance called - Sanjay and his Master

hey gals , i am 21yr guy. looking for a gf whom i can share my feelings & also share her feelings.anyone interested contact me.waiting fr reply Dev

heya Ashu(Mr.Lonely),, I m nt sure if its gting printd neday. newys m frm Del. m a 20yr old gal also lukin for a guy who cn cumit himslf to me. who cn acpt me dway i am. who cn undrstnd hw to hndle me. n ni promis dt i wl giv my bst tooo. waiting for ur rply. also lemme knw hw i cn contct u odr dn dis dil se... Forlorn

wedding till date.

Rhea Sharma

Dear Diary, This year on Republic Day, I did something different — I went to watch the parade. As a kid, I used to sit in front of the TV to watch the parade every January 26th, but this year, I went with my sister to watch it happen right in front of my eyes. As no phones are allowed inside the seating area, my parents were worried how we would manage, but we faced no problem. My father dropped us till Palika. There were many green buses parked there that would take the people with Republic Day tickets or passes to watch the parade, and so, we reached easily. It was surely fun to sit in the stands and watch everything amongst the cheering crowds. I may go again next year with friends. Anuradha Shukla

SCHEDULE Hamara Circus (India )

When: 1st February, 7.30 pm Where: Epicentre Gurgaon

The Earth & The Universe (Iran)

When: 2nd February, 7.30pm Where: Epicentre Gurgaon When: 5th February, 6.30pm Where: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre

A Life In Her Day (USA) When: 3rd February, 6.30pm Where: Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre When: 5th February, 7.30pm Where: Epicentre Gurgaon

Sanjay And His Master (Germany)

When: 4th February, 7pm and 8.15 pm

Hometown Delhi College University of Manchester Best website cricinfo,, engadget Favourite book Steve job’s biography helped me understand the man I idolise, and Warren Buffett’s biography, for the same reasons Favourite quote “Stay hungry, stay foolish” - Steve Jobs Sexual preference Straight Music you enjoy Slow romantic numbers Sandals or sneakers Sneakers Beer or wine Beer Gold or silver Do I need to answer this? Look at what I work with Who inspires you Steve jobs, Warren Buffet, and my father Your last regret purchase A petrol car! Plans of venturing into jewellry design Slowly, if not steadily. My mother’s already working on it

Where: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre

BOZAK-E-CHINI (Afghanistan)

When: 7th February, 6.30pm Where: Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre When: 4th February, 7.30pm Where: Epicentre, Gurgaon

Paper Cut (Israel)

and waiting to see if it works, then I might commercialise it Delhi summer or Delhi winter Winter One Bollywood song you don’t mind humming Khuda ke liye from Azaan Favourite spot in Delhi Connaught Place. It’s the perfect place for a foodie like me, as it has good street food and fine dining Pet peeve People interfering in your business, especially the ones constantly asking me to get married! Would love to have dinner with Warren Buffett Money in your wallet at the moment R10,000 How new is this concept (making objects out of 24 carat gold) We’ve been doing this on the side for almost five years now, but have made it a full-fledged business since I’ve joined back in 2010


hen you think of puppets, the image of strings controlling their movements will surely come to your mind. But at the 10th edition of the Ishara International Puppet festival in the city, you will come across puppets made from things like handkerchiefs, lamps, and rolls of paper towels, apart from the regular string and hand puppets. “I use hand puppets and the rest is puppetry made from a lamp, a roll of paper towels, a pillow and a bathrobe,” says Hilary Chaplain from USA, whose performance is called - A Life in Her Day. “I am using string puppets for my acts, but they are very different from the traditional Rajasthani puppets. While Rajasthani puppets are moved using hands, my puppets can be moved only using a cross. One of my puppets is unique because it is just made of scarves and handkerchiefs,” says Mohammad Shameem, who is going to perform the act called - Hamara Circus. The festival, which is going to be held in both Delhi and Gurgaon, will have puppetry performances by

When: 8th February, 6.30pm Where: Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre When: 13th February, 7.30pm Where: Epicentre, Gurgaon

The Backyard story (Taiwan)

When: 6th February, 6.30pm Where: Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre When: 3rd February, 7.30pm Where: Epicentre, Gurgaon

(Above) BOZAK-E-CHINI by Parwaz Puppet Theatre; (Below) Paper Cut, performed and created by Yael Rasooly from Israel

10th February, 6.30pm “Oh rats!” and “A When: (Ireland) Where: Amphitheatre, India When: 12th February, 6.30pm Habitat Centre package for and 8pm Where: Amphitheatre, India Granny” Chick with a trick Habitat Centre (Australia) When: 11th February, 6.30pm When: 15th February, 7.30pm When: 9th February, 6.30pm Where: Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre

and 8pm Where: Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre When: 14th February, 7.30pm Where: Epicentre, Gurgaon

Creation of earth, based on adivasi The Circus folk tales (India) Stachamoose

people in the city


The one thing you can’t live without My mobile phone Street food or high end dining Street food A holiday on the beach or at the hills Hills Favourite film stars Leonardo Di Caprio and Aamir Khan Listening to music or playing music Both Favourite cuisine South Indian Hollywood or Bollywood movies Hollywood Favourite food item Gatte ka Saag Dieting or work out Neither Favourite restaurant Sarvana Bhavan (I’ve travelled from Manchester to London just to eat there) AS TOLD TO VAISHALI BHAMBRI

Him and his work

his young entrepreneur is the director of Golden Touch Tpieces Artware Pvt Ltd, where one can find 24 karat art and home décor items, ranging from playing

cards, currency notes among others. Other unique gift items available at the store include the gold scent range. One can find flowers, brooches and bouquets in this range. Also check out the gold almighty range, which is ideal for Diwali or other religious functions. The price range of the item start from R1,000 onwards. For more information about the store, check out their website —

These are some of the gift items available here

artists not only from India, but also from across the world. “This year, we have groups and artists from Germany, USA, Israel, Taiwan, as well as Afghanistan, which is making its debut with the Parwaz Puppet Theatre Group,” says Dadi Pudumjee, founder of the Ishara Puppet Theatre. “This is our second performance in India. The first one was in 2010 at the National School of Drama where we had showcased BOZAK-E-CHINI (The Goat and the Wolf). We’re excited that we will get a chance to show this again here,” says Ahmad from the Parwaz Puppet Theatre Group. The festival will also give a chance to other puppeteers who are not performing at the festival. “We will also have platform performances outside the venue by talented puppeteers, who will get a chance to showcase their skills,” says Pudumjee. The puppets displayed at the Ishara festival will be showcased in an exhibition at the India International Centre from February 2 - 11.

Where: Epicentre, Gurgaon

Gone with the Feet (Italy)

When: 13th February, 6.30pm Where: Amphitheatre, India Habitat Centre


people in the city  
people in the city  

Aayush Bahety 22 entrepreneur--Singh Sabha Road