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June 29, 2004

Not just a face on the Idiot Box

A pretty face and good diction won’t do. Gitanjali Aiyar tells you how to make the grade as a newsreader

Bare-breasted for Jackie Chan!

Has Mallika Sherawat bagged Timebreaker because she was the only Indian actress who agreed to a nude scene?

Who pays for the date?

And what does it mean...

June 28, 2004

Best Paid Athletes: Uneven playing field

The income inequality that exists between men and women isn't just taking place in the boardroom or on the factory floor -- it's also taking place on the playing fields of professional sports

For Iraqi girls, fear and few options

To catch a glimpse of the future of the country, look for a moment through the eyes of teenage girls who are coming of age in the capital Baghdad

June 26, 2004

Caught between two worlds

Even Jemima Khan's closest friends and family predicted that the marriage would fail from the start.

June 23, 2004

'Life coach' wins Bollywood show

Rupak Mann, a 34-year-old woman from Birmingham has won Channel 4's TV talent show Bollywood Star

A dacoit tell her story, on screen

It was an offer Seema Parihar couldn’t resist for long. A film where she only had to play herself — Bandit Queen of the ravines of Chambal — and relate the story of a timid 13-year-old turning into a dreaded dacoit

Schoolgirl to covergirl

Colleen McLoughlin looked like a typical schoolgirl just 15 months ago. Her fiancé, England wonderkid Wayne Rooney, is the most talked about footballer in Europe

June 22, 2004

Sorry, but you're too dark for Bollywood!

Rivona Essop said Bollywood siren and film producer Pooja Bhatt told her off camera that she should try her luck in South Indian movies.

Charlene Singh was once a vibrant young woman

Believed to be the only US resident with the human form of mad cow disease, she died in her sleep June 20. She was 25.

Pakistan's First Couple splits

Imran Khan, cricketing legend and international playboy-turned-political crusader said he had divorced British socialite Jemima, ending months of speculation among the chattering classes of London and Lahore.

June 19, 2004

Man arrested for sending obscene SMS jokes to girl

The girl lodged a police complaint against Gauravjeet Singh, 22, after repeatedly receiving phone calls from him.

June 17, 2004

First India-born police woman graduates

New Zealand's first India-born police woman, plus three male constables of Indian-descent, were among 78 police who graduated from Wing 217 at the Porirua Police College.

June 16, 2004

Terror suspect's family learns secret

When Ishrat Raza Jahan, 19, left home in Mumbra, 30 km from Mumbai, to visit Ahmedabad on June 11, little did Shamima Raza know she was waving goodbye to her daughter for the last time.

June 14, 2004

Shafique breaks out on Pakistan TV

Nazima has surmounted two forms of discrimination in Pakistan. The 28 year old is one of only four female television news anchors. As a polio survivor, she has beaten the odds against disabled people, saddled by an 80-percent rate of joblessness.

Anne Frank: The Face of the Holocaust

She died at age 15 in a concentration camp, but her diary
survived to tell the story that has shaped the world's image of
the Holocaust. On June 12 Anne Frank would have turned 75.

June 13, 2004

'Wives' is all women's glib

New version of The Stepford Wives flunks feminism 101.

Yana Gupta: HOT in Rakht!

Oh! What a babe! Don't get me wrong. That's the name of a song in Mahesh Manjrekar's new film, Rakht.

'I am told cricketers charge a fee'

Simi Garewal on her party, 100 episodes of Rendezvous, the people she got on it and the people she didn’t.

June 10, 2004

She is fighting to break rural taboos

A 16-yr-old victim is fighting to lift veil of acceptance on rape in Ethiopia.

June 08, 2004

Netting a mate

Indian families are turning to the Internet to search for potential sons- and daughters-in- law is gaining popularity. Several Web sites are devoted to matching Indian brides and grooms.

June 07, 2004

Quitting smoking: nagging helps

Message to youngsters who want to help Grandma: If she smokes, nag her to quit. She'll thank you for it later.

Shopping spree landed her in jail

She helped herself to a home theatre system and a cellphone, among other things, on stolen credit cards. But the trail this assistant director of Balaji Telefilms Ltd left, led to her arrest by the Aarey police.

June 03, 2004

Becker's Babes: Check them out!

Have you noticed how all of Boris' women look alike?

More girls push for modest fashion

During a recent shopping trip, 11-year-old Ella Gunderson became frustrated with all the low-cut hip-huggers and skintight tops.

June 01, 2004

Julia's double baby joy

The Oscar-winner is pregnant with twins and is due to give birth early next year.

The world's most beautiful women

Beauty editors, make-up artists, fashion editors, model agencies and fashion photographers were asked to choose their top 10 beauties from the list of 100 compiled by the drinks firm Evian.

1. Audrey Hepburn
2. Liv Tyler
3. Cate Blanchett
4. Angelina Jolie
5. Grace Kelly
6. Natalie Imbruglia
7. Juliette Binoche
8. Halle Berry
9. Helena Christensen
10. Elle MacPherson
11. Cameron Diaz
12. Princess Diana
13. Kate Moss
14. Charlize Theron
15. Scarlett Johansson
16. Isabella Rossellini
17. Nigella Lawson
18. Beyonce Knowles
19. Madonna
20. Jamelia
21. Nicole Kidman
22. Monica Bellucci
23. Audrey Tatou
24. Vanessa Paradis
25. Julianne Moore
26. Jennifer Lopez
27. Marilyn Monroe
28. Julia Roberts
29. Liberty Ross
30. Kylie Minogue
31. Estelle Warren
32. Gisele
33. Gwyneth Paltrow
34. Kate Winslet
35. Katherine Hepburn
36. Ava Gardner
37. Kiera Knightley
38. Iman
39. Jerry Hall
40. Heidi Klum
41. Ursula Andress
42. Virginie Ledoyen
43. Sophie Dahl
44. Michelle Pfeiffer
45. Uma Thurman
46. Kim Cattrall
47. Jennifer Aniston
48. Eva Herzigova
49. Brigitte Bardot
50. Felicity Kendal
51. Claudia Schiffer
52. Jacqueline Kennedy
53. Marlene Dietrich
54. Milla Jovovitch
55. Lucy Liu
56. Penelope Cruz
57. Neve Campbell
58. Sharon Stone
59. Vivien Leigh
60. Sophie Marceau
61. Linda Evangelista
62. Dido
63. Catherine Zeta Jones
64. Jessica Lange
65. Ingrid Bergman
66. Greta Garbo
67. Jodie Kidd
68. Vanessa Paradis
69. Princess Caroline of Monaco
70. Kathleen Turner
71. Rachel Weisz
72. Naomi Campbell
73. Grace Jones
74. Christy Turlington
75. Famke Janssen
76. Catherine Deneuve
77. Cindy Crawford
78. Heather Graham
79. Judy Garland
80. Ginger Rogers
81. Sophia Loren
82. Yasmin Le Bon
83. Kirsten Dunst
84. Sandra Bullock
85. Melanie Sykes
86. Cleopatra
87. Lisa Snowdon
88. Rita Hayworth
89. Katie Holmes
90. Honor Blackman
91. Joely Richardson
92. Joanna Lumley
93. Andie MacDowell
94. Alicia Silverstone
95. Cat Deeley
96. Rene Russo
97. Sienna Miller
98. Rachel Hunter
99. Jade Jagger
100. Kelly Brook

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