Secret admirer or just coincidence?
|March 9, 2009||
Rahul Kanwal, channel head, Headlines Today, who moderated the youth session, referred to Priyanka Chopra as the ‘ Desi Girl’ while introducing the panelists. He couldn’t have chosen a better line, for Piggy Chops wore a sari like she did for the ‘ Desi Girl’ song from her film Dostana. Winner of this year’s Filmfare Best Actress award, Priyanka took copious notes when Jitin Prasada was speaking — the only time she took notes.
Love & faith
The Dalai Lama seems to have found an admirer in Maulana Mahmood Madani. The cleric said 90 per cent of the world’s problems would be solved if people followed the Buddhist leader’s teachings on love and compassion. He was referring to the Dalai Lama’s address on Friday, when he had said he wouldn’t recommend violence to free Tibet and had called for “ compassionate” uses of technology.
Canadian feminist, blogger and director of Moral Courage Project, Irshad Manji, who was heard with rapt attention by the audience, kept on referring to a young Akbar from India. Pointing to this reference, session moderator, journalist and writer M. J. Akbar said, “ Each time Irshad referred to young Akbar, I looked at myself, but I am sure she was not mentioning me as I am not growing young.”
Courtesy: Mail Today
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