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- Term: cabaretIn Indian movies of the 1950's to 1980's there would often be a sexy dance number set in a restaurant, a bar, or sometimes in a crime boss's den. The "vamps" who performed these provocative songs often had minor or supporting roles in the story. They showed some skin and were intensely popular. These performances were referred to as cabarets (pronounced by most Indians as "kabray") and were a big draw. Cabaret performers include Helen, Jayshree T, Bindu and many others. One of the most celebrated performances by Helen is from the 1971 movie Caravan , Piya Tu Ab to Aaja (Oh you my beloved, Come to me now!). Expensive bars and restaurants in major cities also hosted cabaret performers from time to time. By the 1990's cabaret songs had given way to the Item Number (which see). And roving belly dancers from Russia and the former Soviet Union had begun the supplant the cabaret performers at party and restaurants.All Dictionary Terms
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In December of 2012, 43-year-old Cyrus Pallonji Mistry will create history as he takes over the position of chairman for Tata Sons, currently held by Ratan Tata. Mistry is one of the youngest directors on the board: his youthfulness will provide a new perspective and a promised stability for the company for 20-30 years.
Born on July 4, 1968 to construction tycoon Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry, Cyrus is a Graduate in Civil Engineering from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London, and holds a Masters Degree in Management from the London Business School. He is a founder member of the Construction Federation of India, and a Fellow at the Institution of Civil Engineers. He is married to Rohika Chagla, the daughter of lawyer Iqbal Chagla; and one of his sisters, Aloo, is married to Noel Tata, Ratan Tata’s half-brother. Mistry is a Zoroastrian, like Ratan Tata.
Mistry was first appointed to the board of Tata Sons in 2006, and is currently a director of Tata Sons and Tata Elxsi (India). Many expected one of the three recent CEO’s – Ravi Kant of Tata Motors, S. Ramadorai of Tata Consultancy Services, and B. Muthuraman of Tata Steel – to be in the forefront of running for the chairman positions at Tata Sons. Mistry was a surprising choice.