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New Delhi, Friday, April 15, 2011

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Gedi maarna: Delhi-speak for wasting time by desidictionary hanging around town Eg: Take your studies seriously. Stop gedi maarna


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Terror takes to the stage

Haggling is encouraged

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f you thought Gurgaon was all about swanky malls and luxury brands, then think again! Tucked away in a quieter part of the city are small flea markets, which can beat its counterparts Sarojini Nagar or Janpath Market in Delhi in terms of bargains. At the Sadar Bazar flea market — set up only on Sundays — you can pick up the trendiest clothes at throwaway prices. A trendy kurta will cost about R100-150; you can buy bermudas for R100. Pramod Kumar, who has a stall at the Bus Stand Flea Market near Sheetla Mata Road at Sector 12, says, “In a showroom, the same bag

Actor-director Lushin Dubey is back with a spell-binding production Aakriti Sawhney ■


A yehdillihai! In the Capital, nothing comes in the way of cricket, not even the absence of a bat. We saw this boy using a broom for a bat and bricks for the wicket! Only in Delhi!

fter the very successful opening of her play Ji Saab Ji in December 2010, theatre actor and director Lushin Dubey is back with her production. The play, a tribute to Dubey’s father, Gobind Hemraj Keswani, deals with the issues of contemporary times and explores terrorism. “The seed of this production was laid when I spent time with my father during his last days. During that time, he had two attendants

looking after him — one Hindu and another Muslim. He always used to educate them on human values and how we should be above class and religion. They were the ones who mourned the most on his death,” says Dubey. “All these experiences led me to take on this production.” The play will be staged this Saturday and Sunday at India Habitat Centre. The costumes have been designed by Dolly Ahluwalia and the music has been composed by Rahul Ram and Amit Kilm of the band Indian Ocean. Talking about the play,

Dubey says, “Right from the costumes to music, everything has been put together to bring out the true essence of the script." She adds, "It does not preach or offer any solution to the issues; rather, it tries to emphasise the importance of love and affection.” To make the production more interesting, dancers from the Ashley Lobo troupe are performing a physical theatre. “It’s a very interesting concept; through these dancers, we are trying to depict the physical state of mind of the protagonists.”

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one would cost R800-900. But we are it selling at R200-250.” Islam sells furnishing material in South City main road in a make-shift stall. You can buy a beautiful 5’7’’ carpet for just R650, and a double bed cover for R250. You can also find shirts for R200, and fakes branded shoes at R600-700. Manasi Mathur (27), who is working in an insurance company said, “You never know what you might find in a flea market. It might be an antique or a totally useless piece of decorative junk.” Roma Gupta (24), a call centre employee said, “Everything is up for sale at the flea market and they provide a good excuse for the shopaholic to shop here.”


Helo Kavya, Yar i really mis u n i cant live without u yar plz meri ek request h yar tu mujhse bat karna band mat karo n plz mujhse ek bar mil le mujhe kuch important bat karni hai .Mene tujhse kitni bar bat karna chaha par himat nahi hue plz yar ignore mat kario —Aaryan (Annu) Hi Puju, Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking out-

ward together in the same direction. Do I love you because you're beautiful,Or are you beautiful because I love you? For you see, each day I love you more Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. -Ranzy Dear sagar, Im sry bt whn ull guys will recognize true love?Like u only evn my frnd has hurt me again n again.may b evn i won go bk to him bt ill pray fr u tht u get bk ur luv soon —Ur unknown frnd

Ji Saab Ji, a play by Lushin Dubey talks about terrorism. The play was premiered in the Capital in December last year


My angel, I love you a lot, just cant live without you, you mean the world to me! My happiness, my life, my everything! I love you! miss you a lot! —Ur Nonu



, n u f g n i v Ha g n i p p o h s T

he HT City Delhi Shopping Carnival saw the city’s shopaholics come out and party for over a month. The final week of the HT City Delhi Shopping carnival saw Jasbir Jassi perform at Ansal Plaza. Over 1,000 people attended and cheered, as Jassi sang his popular tracks. The fashionistas were treated with three fashion shows across three malls. Centrestage Mall, EDM and MGF City Centre hosted fashion shows, showcasing the trendiest designs. Fashion shows that were

conducted in the atrium of the malls, were appreciated by all. Exquisite designs showcased in an aptly designed environment in the malls, created an ambience, which was liked by one and all. Another activity that got people talking was the flower show at MGF Metropolitan Mall, Gurgaon. The choicest of flowers were showcased in the main atrium of the mall and shoppers were enthralled.

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In the Capital, nothing comes in the way o f cricket, not even the absence of a bat. We saw this boy using a broom for a bat and bricks for...