A Cup of Frappé
An event of great moment and import occurred a few days – so great was the tumult and upheaval caused by this news that several persons had heart attacks; several others swooned, and I have it on very good authority that the chief guest’s apparel was the cause of a considerable amount of heartburn.
I came to hear of it – like any other good Chennaiite – only days after it had all happened. Upon diligent inquiry, news was given to me by several eager persons that the reason for all this tumult was the unveiling of a magazine. By the lovely Trisha, no less. How could anyone not want to know about that? So, I present, will you or nil you, a very brief report.
Once upon a time, in a large bustling city filled with androids, lived a young lady called Trisha Krishnan, who was hailed to be the greatest in the field of “Glitzy-girl-drifts-though-movies” – as her face often resembled a Noh mask in Japanese Theatre in her performances. Owing to this incredible ability of hers to present the same expression for every emotion demanded of her, she grew to be very famous, reputed, and appeared in a great many movies, and was promptly made much of. [Loud voice raised in protest: “She is the greatest actress of the decade, dimwit!”] It is a great thing to be able to be like a wax model at Madame Tussaud’s in every film. Of late, though, M’selle Krishnan is said to be making an effort at removing the Noh mask and presenting somewhat mobile features to the public. One is tempted not to believe such rumours.
To come to the news, however: Trisha presided over the launch of steaming Frappe – allegedly Chennai’s first coffee table magazine, at the Taj Connemera on Thursday evening.
The event was said to be a quiet one. Supposedly the brainchild of Hema Sethuraman, Lady T’s childhood friend, the magazine is supposed to fill the gap left in Chennai’s reading spectrum with light reading. [The pic has Lady T posing with Hema and another.]
Said Hema at the press meet: “It was my biggest passion to launch a city’s Café lifestyle magazine and with the support of my close friends like Trisha, the dream has come true”. Frappe, she says, will have high society events, parties, latest city news, new places of interest, entertainment and cinema. The front cover has Trisha posing with her skirt flying off – er, artfully arranged, lying on – are those coffee beans? Yes, coffee beans.
Incidentally, if you are a reader of the great and renowned Anandha Vikadan, you will notice that this week’s cover and Frappe’s are identical. Someone alert the photo-police!
And for those of you who like Lady T, here’s a bonus thrown in:
PS: I really, really like Trisha, you know. Like, she’s really, like, really really hot, man.