‘General’ Narasamma 45, is a Radio Jockey at Sangham community radio in Medak District of Andhra Pradesh and who also produces documentary films with high-end cameras! She rocks! I’m totally inspired by her today and there is no better way to return to SD after a long break.
Joining the ranks of other celebrities and actors, Bollywood actress Rekha on Tuesday took the oath as Rajya Sabha MP.
Accompanied by Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Rajiv Shukla, Rekha entered the Parliament from Gate 4 because a large number of fans were assembled at Gate 12 to take a glimpse of newly nominated MP of the upper house.
Evergreen Rekha (56) is the latest to be part of the star-studded House of Elders.
Jaya Bachchan, another Bollywood actor of yesteryears, is currently in the upper house as a member of Samjawadi Party.
Besides, Bollywood stars including Shatrughan Sinha, Jaya Prada and Hema Malini are already part of the Upper House.
Other film personalities who were nominated to the Rajya Sabha in the past include Vyjayantimala, Nargis Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar and Sivaji Ganesan. In addition, Telgu movie icon Chiranjeevi is a Congress MP in Rajya Sabha. Indian Television’s popular bahu ‘Smriti Irani’ is part of the Upper House as a BJP member.
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will enter Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
I love the smiling face of Miera Kumar!
Despite the hectic proceedings on Sunday, both Speaker Meira Kumar and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi were seen in different sets of sarees.
During the debate in the Lok Sabha, Kumar wore an orange-coloured saree, while Sonia was seen in maroon. But when both Houses met for a joint sitting in the central hall, the Speaker was seen in pink, while the UPA chief was in a solemn off-white dress.
One of these two is a strong, confident woman. Kind of an idol to look up to. I wish I was in her place. I will do anything to switch my life with hers.
I am completely indifferent towards the other one. I will never understand how we let her become what she is today. Is there such a draught of eligible women in India that THIS (not “she”) is what we are supposed to admire?
Being a public figure in India is not an easy task, especially if you belong to “The” political family, which has been in the forefront of running India after Independence. The Gandhis are constantly under scrutiny by the media and live their life on a public platform. The way a political figure presents him/herself says a lot about what kind of family they are from and what their beliefs are.
Living such a high profile life is Priyanka Gandhi. Growing up in the shadow of her mother, Sonia Gandhi, and her grandmother, Indira Gandhi, Priyanka has imbibed effortless elegance. The Gandhi women have an understated, chic, tailored style. They wear muted colors, crisp cotton sarees with coiffed hair. They represent the modern Indian woman who is strong, yet demure at the same time. Priyanka, too, balances this dichotomy perfectly. She is often seen in her family’s signature style sarees or in fitted trousers or jeans with crisp white shirts and sweaters. Donning the same hair style as her grandmother, Priyanka looks just like a modern day Indira Gandhi.
Her style is very relatable to most young Indian women who are women of today, yet hold traditional values. Her look is very appropriate for any working lady. With a pair of well-fitted, boot cut trousers and a white button down shirt, anyone can achieve it. Even a starched cotton saree is a great office look for the hot Indian temperatures. Keep your face simple and hair neatly pulled back to look as graceful as her. Priyanka’s style says that she is very loyal to her family and identifies with the legacy they have created. Just like her find something that is signature to your family. It could be, pearl ear tops, a locket or even a hair style; include it in your everyday wardrobe and be proud of your lineage on a daily basis.
From Deccan Chronicle
BJP MP Varun Gandhi may not have inherited the political legacy of his Gandhi-Nehru family, but his Bengali bride, Yamini Roy, will get married in a pink and gold brocade Benarasi sari that belonged to his grandmother, Indira Gandhi, on March 6. It was gift from the late Prime Minister to her daughter-in-law, Maneka, when she married her younger son Sanjay.
For the grand reception in the Capital on March 8, Yamini will be clad in a 100-year-old Benarasi, woven in orange and gold, that belonged to Varun’s great grandmother, Kamala Nehru. She will also wear mostly heirloom jewellery from both sides of the family.