Will the latest Indian
nomination Lagaan appeal to the Oscar jury and clinch the award, asks
V. Gangadhar, while maintaining that the western world has
traditionally ignored Indian films, particularly those from Bollywood.
temple in Chandigarh
Basanti Devi temple was built in Vikrama Samvat 1959 in Krishan Paksha
of the month of Chaitra (Hindu calendar) in Kailar village, the
present Sector 24 in Chandigarh. The temple was built on Basant
Panchmi that is why it is known as the Basanti Devi temple. Goddess
Sheetla, an incarnation of Goddess Durga, is worshipped at this
many miles away, the high Himalayan town of Shimla has had Afghan connections
but of a different kind. Perhaps the most interesting was the visit to Kabul by
Shimla’s British dentist named A.O’Meara. In the 1850s, Ravenswood, which
houses Himachal Pradesh’s High Court today, was his property.