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Sunday Exhale: Delhi Cocktail Week, What Makes Kajol Cool and More

Enjoy your Sunday with The Quint’s finest read through the week. 

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Enjoy your Sunday with <b>The Quint</b>. (Photo: iStock Photo)

It’s the day to sit back and relax. To soak in some winter’s sun (if you’re lucky) with some of the week’s finest read from The Quint. And don’t forget to get your hot cup of chai.

Happy Sunday!

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How to Be Winteresting This December Party Season

Stylesutra: Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
Stylesutra: Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone (Photo: The Quint)

The problem with partying in winter is all those layers can take the sexiness away from your party clothes. But party we must, that too in style. So, here goes...our pick of the best winter party styles for you.

How I Feel When Wedding Photos Keep Popping up on My Facebook Page

Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput and Alia Bhatt taking a selfie at Masaba’s wedding. (Photo Courtesy:<a href="https://www.instagram.com/storiesbyjosephradhik/"> Instagram/StoriesbyJosephRadhik</a>)
Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput and Alia Bhatt taking a selfie at Masaba’s wedding. (Photo Courtesy: Instagram/StoriesbyJosephRadhik)

Let Urmi Bhattacheryya take you through the category of photos you will usually see in December. Just for laughs (remember, please, that this is for the audience like her, who-does-not-like-wedding-photos),

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Because I am Still Very, Very Afraid. #NoMoreNirbhaya

We cannot BE ‘nirbhay’ – aka fearless – when we feel so unsafe in our own country.

Let’s not fall into the trap of lauding ourselves for our spirit, shall we? Women, shrinking from bus stops and covering themselves up in hoodies on December 16 will NOT be the last, fitting image of Nirbhaya. Let us have #NoMoreNirbhaya

Style Evolution: 2015 Made Parineeti, Sonakshi & Alia True Divas

Alia’s balanced avatar now defines her niche and she sticking to the basics really works well for her (Photos: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/aliaabhatt/?hl=en">Instagram/AliaBhatt</a>)
Alia’s balanced avatar now defines her niche and she sticking to the basics really works well for her (Photos: Instagram/AliaBhatt)

It’s December and as the year is inching towards a close, we can’t help but admire the spectacular evolution of fashion choices and style statements made by Bollywood divas Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt and Parineeti Chopra.

These spunky divas are Bollywood’s youngest faces and not only have they grown in terms of their on-screen prowess but have also learnt how to carry off just about anything. It’s time to take a sneak peek into their transforming closets, so here goes.

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Kajol Reveals Why She’s Never Nervous Before Her Film’s Release

In this candid interview with Kajol, the actress talks about the changing times of Hindi cinema, how the younger actors have it easy and how Fridays don’t affect her personally.

Delhi Cocktail Week is Here! Ready to Get Your Booze Game On?

Delhi Cocktail Week is a week-long celebration of the finest drinks you could make/have! (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/delhicocktailweek/photos_stream">Facebook/Delhi Cocktail Week</a>)
Delhi Cocktail Week is a week-long celebration of the finest drinks you could make/have! (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Delhi Cocktail Week)

Delhi, get set for the most boozy week you’ve ever had. Join in the Delhi Cocktail Week celebrations and you’ll soon forget all your woes. A first on its kind endeavour, DCW has bars all over the city whipping up special cocktails at super special prices from December 12 to December 19.

For the whole list of bars, bartenders, events and passes you can visit their website. And after carefully scanning the weeklong event calendar, here’s what I’m most excited about!

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Watch the Fan Frenzy on Salman Khan’s Acquittal

Get a glimpse of all the Sal-mania that took place outside Salman Khan’s residence in Bandra, Mumbai on Thursday evening after the actor was acquitted of all charges in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Before Brando, There Was Dilip Kumar

Dilip Kumar with Prithviraj Kapoor in <i>Mughal E Azam. </i>(Photo Courtesy: Screen grab of<i>  Mughal-E-Azam</i>)
Dilip Kumar with Prithviraj Kapoor in Mughal E Azam. (Photo Courtesy: Screen grab of Mughal-E-Azam)

In India, when we think of method acting, the first name that pops up is Dilip Kumar. Like Brando who gave future stars like Robert De Niro and Al Pacino a reference to start with, Dilip Kumar too influenced countless actors in Indian cinema. From Amitabh Bachchan to Naseeruddin Shah, Shah Rukh Khan to Nawazuddin Siddiqui, every actor of Hindi cinema carries the grain from the sand dunes that Dilip Kumar created with his acting.

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Wishing Birthday, a Very Happy Rajinikanth!

Rajnikanth turned 65 on December 12. The man became an actor through passion, which he has kept flowing over the years. His charisma has made him larger than life, with his fans considering him to be a God. On Rajinikanth’s birthday, here’s a short tribute with a few selected facts from his life.

The Spicy, Aromatic Kashmiri Kahwa Can Soothe Your Winter Blues

Dried saffron and almonds seen in cups filled with <i>kahwa</i>, a traditional Kashmiri sweet tea, in Srinagar. (Photo: Reuters)
Dried saffron and almonds seen in cups filled with kahwa, a traditional Kashmiri sweet tea, in Srinagar. (Photo: Reuters)

Winters are harsh; they render you frozen and lazy. But it’s also the season when you enjoy your warm cuppa the most.

For Kashmiris, that drink is kahwa — a type of green tea infused with the scent of cardamom pods, cinnamon barks and saffron, that is later crowned with crushed almonds.

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Cute Or Annoying, There’s No Missing This Girl’s Face On TV

Meet Sasaha Chettri the 4G girl who’s grabbing a lot of eyeballs
Meet Sasaha Chettri the 4G girl who’s grabbing a lot of eyeballs

You may find her really cute or totally annoying, but there’s no escaping Sasha Chettri, the girl who’s constantly trying to hook us onto a 4G network through TV commercials, internet ads and roadside hoardings.

Thanks to the relentless ad campaign by a leading telecom network, Sasha gets more airtime than most celebrities, which means she’s also become the most recognisable face in the ad world over the last few months.

So what do we know about the 4G girl?

This Hospital Claims to Cure Cancer With the Help of Cows

A hospital in Gujarat is hoping to use cowpathy to cure cancer. (Photo: <b>The Quint</b>)
A hospital in Gujarat is hoping to use cowpathy to cure cancer. (Photo: The Quint)

Here’s a cow story you haven’t heard yet.

While the country has just started to move on from a very lengthy and futile debate on cows and how they fare vis a vis people of various communities, a hospital in Gujarat has done something pretty incredible. It has gone ahead and discovered invaluable use of the cow’s urine, milk and other substances in the treatment of cancer!

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Partying Too Hard? These 5 Kickass Detoxes Will Get You Through

Party as much as you like this season – but then recover with these 5 awesome detox mixers! (Photo Courtesy: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/YehJawaaniHaiDeewani/photos_stream">Facebook/Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani</a>)
Party as much as you like this season – but then recover with these 5 awesome detox mixers! (Photo Courtesy: Facebook/Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani)

December is here! The month of crazy music festivals, Christmas parties, New Year bashes, weddings – basically a whole round of revelry, thrust (rather pleasantly) upon us.

Alcohol plays a major role in these celebrations to welcome the oncoming year and our poor liver tries its best to keep up. So get rid of those bloaty mornings and stay fresh with these quick-fix detox mixers (make sure to get fresh produce though) which are easy to make and tastier to drink!

QSatire: If Rajinikanth Was Bhuvan, How Would Lagaan End?

Sunday Exhale: Delhi Cocktail Week, What Makes Kajol Cool and More

Did you know?

Thalaivar is not allowed to die in his films because it might just cause a backlash in the state. This got us thinking at The Quint how some popular Bollywood films would end if they starred Rajinikanth in the lead.

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

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