Living it up
Singh’s sprawling mansion along the Ludhiana-Jalandhar
From a small business centre to being termed the Manchester of India, Ludhiana is one of India’s grand success stories.
Ruchika M. Khanna takes a tour of the boom city.
city of opportunity burgeoning at its seams and dubbed the most polluted
city of the country. A city that is the biggest consumer of liquor in
Punjab, and also one where thousands of residents are being forced to
drink mercury-laced toxic water. The city with the most ostentatious
bungalows and largest number of vehicles in the country as well as the
largest slum colonies and the worst traffic bottlenecks in Punjab.
amidst palms, pools & food courts
breath-taking landscaping, manicured lawns and enviable swimming pool,
the Infosys office in Bangalore is a visual delight. With Chandigarh
set to be home to a 20-acre Infosys campus, will the City see an
encore of the architectural feat, asks Rajnish
goes the MGR way
superstar Vijayakanth seems to have emulated former Tamil Nadu Chief
Minister and megastar M.G. Ramachandran. His
showdown with the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK), a regional party in
Tamil Nadu, after his utterances against the Union Health Minister, Dr
R. Anbumani, had led to a situation where PMK leaders had asked people
to boycott his films.
Summer sojourn in Manali
former Prime Minister Atal
Bihari Vajpayee’s week-long summer sojourn in his two-storey red
painted roof house in Prini in Manali made news. The panoramic view of
spectacular and beautiful landscapes and scenic view of lush green
valleys from his cottage veranda, inspires him to write lyrical poetry.
is not enough
The tradition of
sequels continues with Spider-Man 2, slated to hit Indian
screens on July 23. Saibal Chatterjee
goes behind the scenes to find out what makes take-two of hit flicks
2, Hollywood’s second take
on Marvel Comics’ web-slinging crime fighter, has had the biggest
opening day US-Canadian haul in the history of American movies,
bettering the corresponding collection of the first Spider-Man by
a whisker. Spider-Man 2 mopped up $ 40.5 million; the first Spider-Man
had fallen short of the 40-mark by only half a million dollars.