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Sunayana Chibba and her Zen for perfection

Anshu Khanna

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Ever heard of a lady Pied Piper, the one who always has a brood of women following her footsteps, in awe and admiration. As she leads them to ‘good times’ full of fun, frolic with lots of glam slam thrown in. She is someone other women listen to, emulate, rely on for their style fix and enjoy the company of. Style Goddess aka Sunayana Chibba is one such influencer.

Not just online but also in real time who, through her events, talks, delegation and social media handles tries to help women realise their full potential. “I feel there is a style goddess in every woman and my endeavour in life is to help them realise that spot of inner Zen where their real persona actually resides. I like to encourage women to realise their inner potential.”

Talking through her pages to her battery of ‘online pals’ all through the pandemic, she created style classes, make over sessions, live chats and inspirational videos. “I even hosted an event during the pandemic for Zoya, keeping all social distancing protocols in mind. I had over 30 women walk into the store and enjoy the new collection by the brand.”

Besides which she also went online with her line of gowns and formal Western wear, a fashion endeavour that she calls, “Get dressed with The Style Goddess.” Someone who introduced international foot wear much before the Steve Maddins and Aldos of the world entered the nation, Sunayana shares, “I set up my brand, Shoe Shoppe in the early 2000s, going from one store to five within a span of one year. My store had all the leading brands that I imported through my associate from the bay area. I realised then that what Indian women needed the most was someone curating their Western wear look that is chic and glamorous.”

Now, in the current avatar she is bringing “gowns that fit like a dream. I have women like the princess of Patiala who can well afford an Alexander Mc Queen happily shopping 15 gowns in a go from me. Not just because they are affordable but also because I carefully hand-pick each piece that fits like a dream and also exudes a subtle sense of chic.”

Sunayana, in the good-old era of on-ground events, reigned supreme, filling the social calendar of Delhi with one stylish event after another. Daughter of a leading landed family of Punjab, she recalls: “My family had a large land-holding in undivided Punjab. In fact, my grandfather Pritam Singh Bhinder also has a road named after him in Punjab which now falls in Pakistan.” Sunayana, a mother of two and herself a fashionista, created events and forums that were “at all time classy, understated and chic”.

Sure enough, each of her events reflected her Zen for perfection. Be it the General Sparrow Polo Cup that she hosted each year in aid of a chosen charity, Delhi’s Jaipur Polo Ground filling up with berets and slender hats. Or her well-curated Style Goddess exposition where “I try and curate some well-kept design secrets from across India. I try to create a unique shopping experience that cannot be replicated through brick-and-mortar luxury studios.”

“I am a people’s person who likes to connect with every kind of person at a personal level.” Sunayana stands tall, even at five feet nothing and prides in the fact that she is “totally self-made.” The icing on her events being a delegation of Indians she took to the House of Lords in United Kingdom. “I was awarded in the House of Commons of the British Parliament for her work and influence.”

“I like to work extensively with Indians loving across the globe. Most of them have left India but a tiny bit of India resides in them forever. “Curating experiences for the Pravasi Divas, she was awarded the Global Icon of India award by GOPIO on Pravasi Diwas. A grounded, rooted and hard-working woman, she says, “The sheen and shine are only for the surface. Deep down inside I am a hard-working girl who does not mind getting her hand into every aspect of an event.”

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Shahid Kapoor relives ‘Kabir Singh’ memories with stunning throwback pic, says ‘This love is rare’

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 28 (ANI): Reminiscing about his ‘amazing memories’ with fans from his 2019 romantic drama ‘Kabir Singh’, Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor on Sunday treated his followers to a stunning throwback picture.
The ‘Kismat Konnection’ star hopped on to Instagram to share an attractive picture of him as his fans mobbed at a special movie event.

In the picture, the ‘Badmaash Company’ star is seen striking a candid pose at a fan event.
Sporting white pants and a designer shirt with a navy blue blazer, Kapoor accessorised his look with a pair of aviators. Sticking one of his hands in his pants’ pocket, and striking a slightly smiling pose, the actor looks handsome as ever in the picture post.
In the backdrop, there is a mob of fans as they have cut-outs of their much-loved character of Kabir Singh, as they cheered up for the star.
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The post on the photo-sharing platform garnered more than 4 lakh likes from the fans with many leaving scores of red heart and fire emoticons.
‘Kabir Singh’ is the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit ‘Arjun Reddy’. The original blockbuster starred Vijay Deverakonda and Shalini Pandey.
Helmed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Murad Khetani, Krishan Kumar, and Ashwin Varde, the film had released on June 21, 2019, and had been appreciated by audiences across India.
Meanwhile, on the professional front, Kapoor will be next seen in the remake of the sports film ‘Jersey’. The 39-year-old star will be seen essaying the role of a cricket player in the movie. He had recently wrapped up shooting for it. It also features actors Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur, among others.
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Washington [US], February 28 (ANI): Days after announcing that she and husband Taylor Goldsmith had welcomed their first child together, American actor Mandy Moore shared an adorable new photo of their baby boy.
The ‘This Is Us’ star took to Instagram to share cute pictures of the baby boy August Harrison, on Saturday (local time) and wrote, “One week earthside.”

The image showed her newborn looking cosy underneath a blanket, and went on to share that it has been “the best week ever.”
Ending on a humorous note, the singer included a hashtag referencing both her hit NBC show as well as her son: “This Is Gus.”
Although Moore’s birth plan had to be altered, her baby boy arrived right on time.
While announcing her bundle of joy’s arrival, she wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday,”Gus is here.”

“He was punctual and arrived right on his due date, much to the delight of his parents. We were prepared to fall in love in all sorts of brand new ways, but it goes beyond anything we could have ever imagined,” Moore added.
The star went on to reveal the sweet story behind her son’s name, which Moore said she and her husband decided on early into their pregnancy.
“It was last August when @taylordawesgoldsmith and I found out we were having a boy (it’s also Taylor’s birth month) and we always loved the name,” she wrote days later alongside a photo of the newborn sleeping with a small grey blanket with his name embroidered across it.
Moore also shared that her son’s blanket holds even more sentimental value for the couple.
“For our anniversary in November, T gifted me with this blanket with the ‘A’ (for Amanda) made from extra material from my wedding dress and ‘T’ (for Taylor) from his wedding shirt,” she wrote.
“Felt like a very fitting amalgamation of our whole story. I can’t wait to pass this on to our sweet August one day.” (ANI)

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‘I’ve had to find another way’: Judi Dench on maintaining successful career despite eyesight loss

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Washington [US], February 28 (ANI): Oscar-winning British actor Judi Dench, on Saturday (local time) revealed about maintaining her successful career despite experiencing eyesight loss.
According to People Magazine, the ‘Philomena’ star recently appeared in a London-based charity event where she disclosed her condition, caused by age-related macular degeneration.
The 86-year-old actor also talked about how she used to memorise her scripts ever since she stopped being able to read.
“You find a way of just getting about and getting over the things that you find very difficult. I’ve had to find another way of learning lines and things, which is having great friends of mine repeat them to me over and over and over again,” Dench told.
“So I have to learn through repetition, and I just hope that people won’t notice too much if all the lines are completely hopeless!” she added.
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“For one thing, it’s a terrible label. So dusty, so dreary. For another, it relegates me to being an 86-year-old woman. Whereas in my mind’s eye I’m 6ft and willowy and about 39.”
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New Delhi [India], February 28 (ANI): A documentary based on violence that took place in North East Delhi in February last year was released on Tuesday.
Talking about what had inspired him to make a documentary on such a sensitive issue, Indian filmmaker Kamlesh K Mishra said he felt that grief that people had gone through on losing their loved ones needs to be shown.
Kamlesh K Mishra, the writer-director of the 66th National Film Award-winning film ‘Madhubani: The Station of Colors’ has directed the documentary titled ‘Delhi Riots: A Tale Of Burn and Blame’. It has released on the (OTT) platform ‘Voot’ on February 23, this year.
The movie has sought to capture the real picture of violence, first-hand account of eyewitnesses and the ‘agenda and propaganda’ that triggered mindless violence, bloodshed and resulted in the killing of about 53 people.
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He continued and explained all sources he used to collect the proper content for his movie, “So all of those I got with documentary proof and even police too that how weapons were made for this riot. So these were the few things which I really wanted to convey I wanted to bring out the suffering and pain that common people went through. So I wanted to convey the story through real victims, eyewitnesses and police without giving opinion in it.”
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“I wanted to gather information on the ground level and people who were the part of this violence and victims. It was done purposely during the time of Trump coming to India.”
Mishra also shared about his objective of bringing out the story to the big screen and explained that he wanted to convey that such kind of brutality and violence is a question on humanity as it affects the lives of many innocents.
“The title is inspired by people who burnt the Delhi were the ones blaming others. It also features people who were brainwashed and were been provoked for this brutality. So we shot, and took bytes from police commissioner and big journalists,” he told. (ANI)

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Washington [US], February 28 (ANI): Australian actor Teresa Palmer recently announced that she is pregnant and expecting her fourth child with husband and racing driver Mark Webber.
In a post on Instagram, the ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ star on Friday said,”35 years ago right around now I was born in sunny Adelaide. Today I am thinking of my mothers transition to motherhood and feel grateful to her for all she has done for me.”

“I celebrate her, a healthy full life and the miracle of birth. Reflecting on this surrounded by my darling babies, including our newest little love,” she continued.
Teresa cheekily added the hashtags, “We have so many children” and “the best kind of birthday present.”
The star’s famous friends gushed over the couple’s baby news. Rumer Willis commented, “Happy Birthday Beautiful, and congratulations.”
“Happy Birthday!! So excited for you guys,” Claire Holt replied with Michelle Monaghan adding, “Goodness gracious!!!! Congrats on your beautiful, growing brood!”
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Mark is also a dad to his son Isaac from a previous relationship.
As reported by E!News, Teresa has been open and honest about her motherhood journey.
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The disorder is described as “an obsession with proper or ‘healthful’ eating,” according to the National Eating Disorder Association.
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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], February 28 (ANI): As the weekend is about to get over, Bollywood star Sonali Bendre Behl on Sunday shared a funny meme and said ‘Can we please make Mondays optional?’
The ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ star took to Twitter to share a funny meme that features her and how she feels when she realises Monday is just a few hours away.
The picture is a collage of two, the first one sees Bendre in a joyous and happy mood as she flashes a million-dollar smile, with a caption that reads, ” Me: Enjoying Sunday afternoon (with a smiling emoticon).”

On the other hand, the second one sees a shocked Sonali as she does a shocked face, and the picture read, ” Me: Realising Monday is only a few hours away. (with a shocking emoticon).”
Adding a pinch of humor in the caption to the post, the ‘Sarfarosh’ star wrote, “Can we please make Mondays optional? ” (along with a pair of eye emoticon and nervous face emoticon)
Scores of fans chimed into the comments section with one writing, “Not only you we all fear Monday…..”
Another wrote, “Oohhh beautifully depicted…”
Another one joined in the quirky meme and asserted, “Option to skip it,” and added a wink eye emoticon. (ANI)

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