Sunday, March 14, 2004

ART & LITERATURE
'ART AND SOUL
MUSINGS
TIME OFF
ENTERTAINMENT
TELEVISION
GARDEN LIFE
NATURE
TRAVEL
RELATIONSHIPS
LIFE'S LESSONS
HOLLYWOOD FLICKS
DREAM THEME
ULTA-PULTA
INTERACTIVE FEATURE
CAPTION CONTEST


Sweet poison

Sweet poisonThe body requires some amount of sugar for energy. True, but it has to come from natural fruits, vegetables, grains, milk, dates, raisins, etc. Getting this energy from sugar is nothing short of suicidal because it is more damaging to health than all other narcotics combined, writes Amar Chandel

A
LARMED by the falling consumption, sugar manufacturers recently inserted advertisements in various publications to disprove that sugar was bad for health. It was a desperate marketing manoeuvre, but many were taken in by the assertion. For their sake, it is necessary to set the record straight. 

A historical moment frozen in time
Chitleen K. Sethi
A
manuscript born of a routine ritual but, when found, after 125 years becomes an invaluable witness to history. There is a 33-page description of a celebration that took place in the princely state of Kapurthala in 1887 to mark the Queen Empress Jubilee Festival in a book.

Cycle as a stage
Bibhuti Mishra
S
UBODH Patnaik and his friends cycle through rural Orissa to spread theatre and share a social message with the people. Pedalling furiously, they bring theatre to villages on their cycles. These are not plays about morality. 

Adventure
Thrill of kayaking on the Ganga
Tarun K. Roy
K
AYAKING is the most challenging and thrilling of water sports. Kayaking is, in fact, an event in the Olympics. A kayak is a specialised fibreglass or plastic boat, propelled by a double-bladed paddle. 

Crossing boundaries
Chasing the fragrance
Anees Jung

I
T seems as if all that we once lived is for sale. Fort Cochin is one more example. Twenty years ago I was a guest in Tower House, one of the Dutch colonial houses whose windows opened out to the Arabian sea and the Chinese nets.

Britney eyes Cherís palace
H
OME is where the heart is. Teen pop sensation Britney Spears has her heart all set on a new house, which happens to be Cherís palatial home in Malibu in California.

COLUMNS

NATURE : Great desert machines
Nutan Shukla

DREAM THEME: Silver coins are bad news
Vinaya K. Manhas

TELEVISION: Season of shifts from big screen to small frame

RELATIONSHIPS : Protection without intrusion
Taru Bahl

ULTA-PULTAFading stars on the horizon
Jaspal Bhatti

BOOKS

Egyptís peace offensive towards Israel
Rakesh Dattta

Egypt in a Changing World
by A. K. Pasha. National Publishing House, New Delhi. Rs 500. Pages 339.

Looking at life with a smile
Rajdeep Bains

Malgudi Adventures: Classic Tales for Children
by R. K. Narayan. Puffin, Penguin India. Rs 199. Pages 270.

Science of the unverifiable
Kuldip Dhiman

The Realm of Supraphysics: Mind, Energy and Matter in the Light of the Vedas
by Rishi Kumar Mishra. Rupa & Co in association with Brahma Vidya Kendra. Rs 695. Pages 370.

United colours of medicine
Jaswant Singh

Principles of Integrated Medicine: Stepping Beyond Alternative Medicine
edited by Dr P. R. Mhatre (Pune) and compiled by Geeta Desai (USA).
Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi.Rs 895. Pages 692.

Timely collection of sage voices from Valley
M.L. Raina
Saints and Sages of Kashmir
edited by T. N. Dhar ĎKundaní. A. P .H. Publishing Corporation, New Delhi. Pages 345. Rs 895.

Recreating Jane Austenís sense and sensibility
T
he genteel, industrious and sometimes painful country lifestyle observed and recorded by Jane Austen in her novels has come a little closer to being recreated in the 21st-century.

Mechanics of modern learning
M. Rajivlochan

Higher Education in India (1781-2003): Policies, Planning and Implementation
by Dr Kuldip Kaur. UGC and CRRID, 2003. Pages 388. Price not stated.

Short takes
Trumps in any situation
Randeep Wadehra

Objective English
by Edgar Thorpe & Showick Thorpe. Pearson Education, Delhi. Pages 533. Price not stated

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