Pancake Day PR of the week comes from self-proclaimed food alchemists Bompas & Parr, who have created “the world’s first food-based magic set that lets you use your kitchen for a performance as magical as the most avant-garde restaurant”.Each set of which only 10 were made for Harvey Nichols contains “a miniature edible laboratory of potions, syrups, powders and pipettes to make pancakes that glow in the dark using the same enzymes as fireflies; fire projectiles across the kitchen; and even turn your pancake topping into real gold”.Damn and we were planning on giving up luminous flying gold pancakes for Lent too.
Advertisement AdvertisementPhoto Credits: Liverpool FC via Getty Images.Xherdan Shaqiri dismisses criticism from the Neville brothers and says he is ready to fight for his place at Liverpool.The Alpine Messi gave a solid performance at this year’s World Cup in Russia and played a part in helping Switzerland advance to the Round of 16.But after signing with Liverpool for 13 million pounds, he has been on the receiving end of criticisms from former Stoke team-mate Charlie Adam and now, recently the brothers Gary and Phil.The Swiss winger has been labelled “unprofessional and a disgrace” by Gary and Phil Neville for his part in Stoke City’s exit from the Premier League.“They were Man United players. Maybe they don’t like Liverpool!” he says of the Neville brothers’ criticism to The Guardian.“I don’t know, it could be that. Some people like you, some people don’t like you. I don’t want to comment on what is said by people I don’t know. I think my stats speak for themselves. I was the top scorer in the team with goals and assists last season so I don’t have to say any more. My conscience is clear. I think everybody knows that [I was the best player].”Signing for Klopp has clearly motivated Shaqiri and he spoke his mind on his new manager:“I have admired Jürgen Klopp for a long time because his teams play fantastic football and he is a fantastic person. It is important for me to work with him and with people who communicate well with good character. I have only just started with my first training session today but I didn’t have a long holiday so I didn’t lose too much. Maybe I can train for the next few days and hopefully play against Man United on Saturday.”Read also: Football: Chelsea complete signing of keeper Rob Green
Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan on Tuesday expressed her opinion on the raging controversy over Salman Khan being nominated goodwill ambassador of the Indian Olympic contingent, and most of the media construed her statement as a mark of support for her exboyfriend.”I have to say that anyone who is doing good to represent the country or working or speaking or standing for the betterment of art, music or sports, is wonderful and the person needs to be recognised,” said Aishwarya, maintaining a characteristic diplomatic tone.Although she never directly mentioned Salman’s name in the comment, or if she felt that Salman fitted such a description, the media was quick to interpret her statement as her support for Salman in the issue.Bollywood superstar Salman has been in the eye of the storm ever since he was appointed goodwill ambassador of the Indian contingent for the upcoming Rio Olympics. Several sporting icons including legendary athlete Milkha Singh and Olympic bronze medallist wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, besides politicians, objected to the idea that Olympics needed a Bollywood actor’s endorsement. Many in the film industry, though, have supported Salman.Meanwhile, at the same event, questions were also raised over Aishwarya’s name appearing in the Panama papers. She replied saying all essential information was being submitted to the government.”A statement has been issued and that stands true. A statement has already been given individually as well as by the members of the family. A statement has already been given to the media. And rest, all the queries that need to be answered to the government of India is being done,” said Aishwarya.advertisementWhile most among the Bollywood lot have been blindly supporting Salman Khan as the Indian contingent’s Goodwill ambassador at the Olympics, a witty repartee has quite surprisingly come from the superstar’s rumoured ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif. “Salman ko leke controversy hai… woh naya cheez hai kya (a controversy pertaining to Salman… is that something new)?!” she said.