Mar 5 2010
Before you portrait anything negative about the saree or the helmet, remember that everything is fair in love, war and on on the ramp.
Atleast the helmet is somewhat coordinated!
Mar 5 2010
Lord Buddha’s sari welcomed at Noi Bai Airport
State Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan and a delegation from the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) were present at Hanoi ’s main airport on March 3 to receive a sari, believed to be that of the Lord Buddha, brought to Vietnam from India.
After a solemn ceremony with the participation of hundreds of Buddhist followers at Noi Bai airport, the sari was taken to Bai Dinh Pagoda – the largest Buddhist pagoda in Vietnam – in the northern province of Ninh Binh for a grand celebration on the same day. The treasure will be preserved in the pagoda’s stupa.
The sari – one of the purported relics left over after the physical body of the Buddha was cremated – was a gift from the President of the World Association of Buddhists in India to Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan during her official visit to the country in September last year.
This is the second time the VBS has hosted grand ceremonies to receive Buddhist treasures. On June 6, 2009, the Sangha held a grand procession of the relics of the Lord Buddha and holy monks from the Ho Chi Minh City-based Giac Quang Monastery to Quan Su Pagoda in Hanoi and Bai Dinh Pagoda in Ninh Binh province.
The procession was recognised by the Vietnam Guinness Book Centre as the largest Buddhist treasure reception in Vietnam, which involved more than 15,000 pilgrims and over 1,000 motor vehicles.
Mar 5 2010
Bipasha Basu was the show-stopper at the Lakme Fashion Week and these are her own words:
I was the modern Indian bride at the Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) and all I can say is that when I get married, I want to look just like the way I looked yesterday.
Rocky gave me a beautiful saree but I have a phobia that I would trip on the ramp. So, wearing a saree just makes that phobia increase because a saree always makes it a little difficult to walk. I feel, ‘what if I fall down in front of so many people who are watching me’. But thankfully I did well.
Kicking off a fashion week and being the first showstopper is a great high. The mood is really upbeat at the fashion week.
The reviews have been less than glowing. Interestingly they are not negative about the designs but about the “walk on the ramp” by Bipasha.
Bipasha Basu was dressed in a lemon and beige saree designed by Rocky S with red stone neckpiece courtesy Queenie Dhody’s Giantti collection. But the actress failed to impress with the not that great off-shoulder outfit. The stunner, for a change, seemed low on confidence as she walked the ramp.
Bipasha was far away from being the stunning model she once used to be and failed to stand out in the horde of other models walking in Rocky S’ bridal collection. But with her pretty face and bright smile, Bipasha did glam up the show, which needed the oomph factor in the absence of Bollywood glitterati on the front row. Even beau John Abraham gave the show a miss as he was abroad shooting for a film.
All in all, the first show of Lakme Fashion Week was bit of a disappointment.
Mar 5 2010
As a saree, I hate this one – choosing any fabric and making it to a saree is tempting is mostly wrong and very rarely works.
On the other hand, she looks awesome – there is certain youthfulness to her face and to her demeanor. Is it because of the saree or despite of the saree? I think saree is adding something to her sexy look and who am I to argue with results?
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