Having gone through the rough and tumble of life, on and off the field, Sania Mirza is all set to release an autobiography that encapsulates her journey to the top of the tennis world and the tough road she has had to take to get there. More importantly, she wants to get her version across in quite a few of the controversies she has been involved in. Appropriately, the working title of the book is Against All Odds.
Come summer, and famous birds of filmi feather from around the globe flock to a town called Cannes on the Cote d’Azur in France, a short hop from Nice and Monte Carlo. It’s a place of dazzling blue seas, gorgeous beaches and sunny skies and, in May, a place with a red carpet that draws the biggest celebrities from the world of cinema from just about everywhere.
He has been around for three decades but Anil Kapoor’s zest for life and cinema remains unfazed. With every year and every film, the man keeps reinventing himself. “It’s a slow process and not everybody has it in them to not let age and the stress get to them. It was a choice I made long ago,” he smiles. That’s probably the exact reason Anil has managed to look so fit and young. “I’ll never look old,” he assures.
When Beitske Visser made her karting debut at the age of five; little did she know that she was on a path to become a groundbreaker and live life in the fast lane. She recorded continuous success in KZ2 and KZ1, and won the WSK Master Series championship title.
For me, design is probably more important than the power of speech. Since my childhood, I have resorted to designing as a means of expressing even the most trivial thoughts of my everyday life.
Jakub is the co-founder of the arts group Centrala Designers Task Force in Warsaw, Poland and is credited with designing the world’s “skinniest house” — just 122 centimetres across at its widest point. In Mumbai recently to participate in the India Design Forum, he shared his thoughts on why design matters. Excerpts: