03012023-LSTC-01.qxd 1/2/2023 10:55 PM Page 1 c m y b TRIBUNE All that mush Triptii Dimri has confirmed that she is dating Karnesh Ssharma. Sharing a mushy picture, she wrote, “My (love)” with a heart emoji. Naughty thoughts PHOTOS: ISTOCK LUDHIANA | TUESDAY | 3 JANUARY 2023 What’s Blake Lively is tempted to get thigh tattoo of Ryan’s face After a fan of Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds shared a video of themselves getting a tattoo of the actor’s face on their leg, his wife joked that she wouldn’t be opposed to getting inked herself. The actress, who is expecting the couple’s fourth child, reposted the December 30 clip on her Instagram Stories, with the playful caption, “I realise pregnancy is a strange time to get a thigh tattoo but I’m nothing if not committed.” The fan’s tattoo design featured the actor’s face, blue tribal designs and the phrase “NO RAGRETS SWITCHING TO MINT MOBLIE,” in reference to the Free Guy star’s telecommunication company. —IANS cooking? Mona F ‘Do you want my son to commit suicide?’ Sheezan Khan’s mother speaks out Sheezan Khan’s mother & sister TV actor Sheezan Khan’s mother and his sisters — actresses Shafaq and Falaq Naaz — held a press conference in Mumbai in which they rubbished the allegations of ‘love jihad’ or that Tunisha was forced to wear the hijab. The family asserted that Tunihsa’s mother ignored the state of her daughter’s mental health. If she had paid some attention to it, Tunisha would have been alive today, the family alleged. “Tunisha was like my sister,” Falak clarified. “All this talk about the hijab, dargah are baseless. Following a religion is our own personal choice. People are saying we forced her to wear a hijab, but the picture is from one of her Ali Baba: Dastan-e-Kabul shoots.” She added that Tunisha was in her costume and no one forced her to wear a hijab. Sheezan’s mother referred to the claim by Tunisha’s mother that Falaq had taken her daughter to a dargah. “You give us proof,” she countered. She also opened up on Vanita Sharma’s accusation that Sheezan had slapped Tunisha. “If your child is being tortured on sets like this, will you just sit and talk on the phone? She used to talk to me over the phone, then why didn’t she tell me or take any action? She could have come to my place and we would have slapped Sheezan. Was she waiting for her daughter to take this extreme step?” Sheezan’s mother also added that for her, Tunisha was like a 10-year-old child and she shared an incident when she was running high fever, her mother called her to take care of her daughter. Sheezan’s sister took care of Tunisha and Vanita Sharma texted saying that no one ever cared for her like them. The distraught mother added, “One more thing, Vanita has lost her only child and her lawyer was busy taking the power of attorney. You have lost a child. Your mission should only be to find out why your child took this step. The truth should come out. How can a mother do this? “Tunisha was like a younger daughter to me. She’s gone and I too want justice for her. But now, Vanita is after my son. What do you want, Vanita ji? Your daughter has committed suicide. Do you want my son to commit suicide too? You are torturing him.” Sheezan’s sister also claimed that Tunisha’s mental health was ignored and if it was given proper attention, she might have been alive. Sheezan’s lawyer Shailendra Mishra even denied that his client had any “mysterious girlfriend”.—IANS High-protein insects to mock meats, fusion foods to sub-ethnic cuisine— 2023 has a lot in store when it comes to the food scene WARM & TIPSY ROM energy shots to brain boosters, there is a literal jump from how we think and go about our food. Year 2023 sees food from different perspectives–where is it sourced from, if the practice is sustainable, zero wastage, going from regional and ethnic to subregional and sub-ethnic, travelling for ‘cultural cuisine’ to savouring your meal solo – food is trending high on lifestyle meter! Gut health, immunity, mental wellbeing and saving the planet seem to be the main mantras that lead our food trends of this year. Here are culinary experts predicting top food trends ... ■ Year 2023 is International Year of Millets. While millets have been a part of Indian traditional diet for long, some dating it back to the Indus Valley Civilization. A move proposed by India, United Nation’s declaration of 2023 to be the Year of Millets is aimed at its potential for the well-being of people and the planet. “Millets are a good source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals and are gaining currency with people who want to stay active and fit,” says Chef Kishan Hari at Virgin Courtyard -7. ■ “Veganism is back with a vengeance,” says food historian Pushpesh Pant. Indian food that’s been largely vegan is being lapped up by the rest of the world. “With the thrust on vegetarianism, mock meats that are plant based and protein rich, imitating the texture and flavour of meats, are going to be a trend this year,” he adds. ■ Conscious eaters are now aware of the meat and its enormous carbon footprint. Insects will make it to menu for their high protein count and lower ■ Winter is the time for warm LOOKING AHEAD 2023 ecological footprint making the edible insects’ market size grow substantially in 2023. “Crispy fried insects like grasshoppers and bugs will be consumed for high protein values,” says culinary expert Kandla Nijhowne. ■ “People are going from regional and ethnic to sub-regional and sub-ethnic,” says Pant. So, it’s not just a Rajasthani thali that food enthusiasts are happy with but would want to know if it’s Rajasthani Rajputana or Rajasthani Marwari. ■ “Both in terms of plating and flavours, fusion is making a come- back. Cheese kulcha with ham or sag, tikka masala in five different ways or malpua with cranberry fusing not just Indian and international flavours would trend but also regional cuisines within India are coming together in a dish,” says Pant. ■ Mood foods to kick up happy hormones are being targeted at people who have the world at their finger tips. Non-alcoholic beverages to boost energy, Hojicha tea to kick up the metabolism, dates as the go-to natural sweeteners, nutritionally rich sea kelp and mushrooms as low-calorie source SRK to Fardeen Khan—actors who are returning to cinema Welcome back This year Bollywood will witness the silver screen comeback of several stars like Shah Rukh Khan to Fardeen Khan. Let’s look at the actors whose comebacks you should not miss in 2023. Fardeen Khan Shah Rukh Khan with Deepika padukone in Pathaan After almost 11 years, actor Fardeen Khan will put a full stop to his hiatus from the silver screen with Visfot, which is the Hindi remake of the Venezuelan film Rock Paper Scissors (2012). It is being directed by Kookie Gulati and also stars Riteish Deshmukh. Anushka Sharma Anushka Sharma will make a powerful comeback to films after four years. Anushka, who was last seen in Zero, will be seen headling Netflix project Chakda Xpress, a sports biopic based on Jhulan Goswami. c m y b of fibre, protein and antioxidants are set to find favour,” says Kandla. ■ When it comes to desserts, less is more. Nude cakes are making a dash. “Gooey cakes with zero to minimal frosting on the outside are in. Also, small, bite-sized desserts like macaroons, cupcakes and tarts are set to rule the market,” says baker Gayatri Sood. Rapper Gangsta Boo passes away Gangsta Boo, a rapper and former member of hip-hop group Three 6 Mafia, passed away. She was 43. Boo, whose birth name was Lola Mitchell, was found dead around 4 pm on Sunday afternoon. Boo’s death was confirmed by a representative. The cause of her death has not been disclosed. A product of the Dirty South School of hiphop in the 1990s, Boo’s edgy raps made her an energetic Memphis counterpart to Philadelphia rapper Eve, Brooklyn’s Lil Kim and Miami’s Trina. Like those female rappers, Boo’s start came with a prominent regional crew Three 6 Mafia, founded by DJ Paul, Juicy J and Lord Infamous - with whom she recorded a handful of studio albums.—IANS Shah Rukh Khan Shah Rukh Khan, who was last seen in Zero in 2018, is all set to return to silver screen after four year with Pathaan. The film will be out in theatres on January 25. He also has two other big releases — Jawan and Dunki. toddies and mulled wines, and one can make one’s drinks special at home with the use of Indian spices. Fusion is back in trend and when it comes to drinks, unusual flavours like coffee and kahwa mixed with alcohol are the top runners. “Cloves, cinnamon, star anises are some of the spices that go very well with wine. For flavours, lime, lemongrass, rosemary, holy basil are making it to cocktails and mocktails,” says mixologist Vishal Bhatia. ■ One can get cocktail mixes and salt rimmers from different brands like Jimmy’s Cocktails, Tipsy Tiger, Bab Louie & Co, The Cocktail Queen and Lazy Cocktail in departmental stores or online and play the bartender at your own party. And while fusing flavours, the sky is the limit. “Kahwa with a mild whiskey and a hint of lemon is one fusion flavour that will rule. You can also garnish your drinks with edible rice paper canvas,” says Bhatia. "We see a growth in cocktail flavours like the Old Fashioned, Margarita, and Cosmopolitan. Espresso Martini cocktail mix in partnership with Sleepy Owl Coffee has already been creating a buzz in the alco-bev space," shared Ankur Bhatia, Founder & CEO, Jimmy's. FARDEEN KHAN Helen Veteran actor Helen is making her comeback with Abinay Deo’s Brown. The series is based on Abheek Barua’s book called City of ANUSHKA SHARMA Death. —ANI
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