The Tribune - Spectrum

Sunday, April 1, 2001

The mainstay of Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki

SHE may have become a much-pursued star of the small screen with her role of Parvati in Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki but Sakshi Tanwar is no stranger to the arclights.

Sakshi Tanwar in Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki: Model womanBefore KGGK she had already done cameos in serials like Juhi, Bhanwar, Rajdhani, Paridhi and more. Besides she has done ads for Horlicks, Tata Tea, Usha Sewing Machine and more. "I look forward to more such meaningful roles in the future," says Sakshi a software expert by education.

Seeing her performance, it is not surprising that she is flooded with small screen offers but what she is looking forward to is Yeh Jeevan Hai where she plays the character of Nafisa who, she says, is just like me in real life — carefree and bindaas.

But what she’s not bindaas about is her acting career. And her dreams are not just confined to the small screen. Bollywood is the next step where she wants to emulate Tabu. "She’s my role model says the star who herself has spawned a number of role models after her hit performance in Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki.

The goddess from Bengal
March 25, 2001

In search of greener pastures abroad
March 18, 2001

Another soap about trials of family life
March 4, 2001

The fine art of murder
February 25, 2001

A predictable but absorbing tale
February 18, 2001

The longest-running comedy is a winner
February 11, 2001
Woman power to the fore
February 4, 2001
Another run-of-the-mill serial
January 28,2001
An engrossing tale of relationships
January 21,2001
A familiar, predictable family drama
January 14,2001

Mistress of the mind
January 7,2001

And now Neena’s third avtaar
December 24,2000

A tale from the hills
December 17,2000

Team Polar 2000

On March 8, 2000, four marines set off to walk to the North Pole unsupported. This would mean receiving no external help of any kind — no food caches, dog teams, air supplies or relay teams. The feat of this team is now the subject of a stunning telefilm, Pole To Pole on BBC from April 14, Saturday 5.40 p.m.

Pole to Pole: Stunning telefilmIn the first weeks of their epic journey they had to combat extreme physical challenges: pressure ridges over 30 feet high and blizzards and temperatures of minus 50°C. On day 30, to team members had to be airlifted out due to their deteriorating health as a result of extreme conditions.

After 70 agonising days, on May 16, 2000, Corporal Alan Chambers and Marine Charlie Patton finally reached the North Pole. They became the first-ever British team to achieve this feat unsupported. Both men lost 25 kg of weight and had not eaten any food for the last three days.

The programme tells a story of humanity, courage and humour. A story of true modern-day heroes which will be a delight for viewers of every age.

Man’s best friend

Jeff Cook works as ranger at the Hiuhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. Every morning Jeff and the other rangers ride out into the bush through some of Africa’s most stun3ning scenery on the look out for poachers. They use horses to reach areas so remote that a four-wheel drive cannot penetrate.

Truth About Horses: Animal SafariTruth About Horses, shown on every Saturday on March 31, at 8.30 p.m. is an engaging tale of these sturdy animals who have been of varied use to man. Jeff Cook is used to horseback patrol but this is the first ever patrol for Roman a three-year-old colt that Jeff has been training. This is one of the most challenging and dangerous places for a horse; if he encounters an aggressive rhino or a lion Jeff’s life depends on how Roman reacts.

Has Jeff’s first attempt at training a young horse prepared him to work with dangerous game? Find out in this adventurous show.

Mukesh Khosla

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