The making of a model – Mariette’s story

What is it like being in the focus of a lens? Vasco Watch had a tetê a tetê with Mariette Valsan – the new face of Garnier hair colour for the south, while she was on an Easter weekend break with her parents who live in our neighbourhood near the MES College. Modelling came quite by chance to this vivacious, …

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At the mercy of Caju

The way things are, it is each one to his own in terms of safety and security. I decided to equip myself with a self-defence strategy. Judo, Karate, Taekwondo, Krav Maga were all passé and ineffective. Not for me the rigour and discipline of these martial arts. I needed something more visible and macho. I made discreet enquiries to shortlist …

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The heat is on

Sweltering heat, tempers on edge, air-conditioners working overtime, soft drink companies revelling in a pre- summer bonanza. That has been the character of the fortnight gone by. Add to this the tension and frantic activity of the all important Board exams and the forthcoming final exams for the rest, and a recipe for a good summer migraine evolves. Perspective can …

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Exhibition of collages at Kala Academy

Sukanta Dasgupta (b 1963 Gaya, Bihar), a retired defence officer and engineer by profession took to fine arts at an early age but had very little formal education in art. As a self-taught artist, he has passionately pursued and studied art for the past three decades. He has explored several media and works with oil, acrylic, charcoal, collages. He expresses …

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