|Army’s fight against
The armed forces have waged a tough battle against AIDS among its personnel. Thanks to a number of measures undertaken to combat HIV on a war-footing, the incidence of the life-threatening disease has declined sharply in the three services, reports
as AIDS and HIV infection assumes epidemic proportions in the
country, the armed forces appear to have controlled the spread
of the deadly disease amongst its rank and file.
Illustration by Aditi Chahar
|EFFORTS TO COMBAT AIDS: The armed forces have been holding rallies, exhibitions and workshops to spread awareness about the dreaded disease.
'This time I’ve a hoarding to myself ’
Renuka Shahane is facing the camera after a five-year break. Srabanti Chakrabarti
catches up with the versatile TV anchor-actor
it as the smiling host of Surabhi, a gritty young woman
in Imtihan, or the bahu in Kora Kagaz, Renuka
Shahane has always been a darling of the media and the audience.
So, it was little wonder that there would be a mad rush to talk
to her, when she announced her return to the small screen
through Jeete Hai Jiske Liye on Sony. Her fans are
awaiting the return of the girl who was one known as the Madhuri
Dixit of Indian television. But where was Renuka all these
Renuka Shahane: “TV serials today survive on TRPs”
against the wind
Dixie Chicks, an American all-female country music trio
comprising Emily Robison, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines,
have done it. They won five five Grammy Awards this time and are
the second highest-selling female group in any musical genre,
behind Destiny’s Child.
The Dixie Chicks refused to be Bush-whacked.