With devotion for Lakshmi
the glorious festival of lamps, is the day when Lakshmi,
the goddess of wealth, is worshipped so that she may
bestow on her devotees prosperity, abundant crops and
good fortune in the coming year, contends Preeti Bhutani
- The Prophet with a
difference, by P. D. Shastri
- History as tragedy and
farce, by Raja Jaikrishan
- Hazards of parental
pampering, by I.M. Soni
- The Queen of the battle
loses charm, by Pritam Bhullar
- Madhuri, an intuitive
actress, by Lakshmi Menon
- Satish Shah, Mr Clown
all the way, by A. L. Chougule
- Lessons from
Salmans Satanic story, by Daya
- Listen to the alarm
bells, by Chanchal Sarkar
- Orchha: A medieval saga
on Betwa, by Arun Gaur
"Urban folk theatre is artistic
kleptomania," Mahesh Elkunchwar tells Rana
- Modern classics:
Ashok Chopra continues his series on capturing
the raw experience of war in literature.
Anup Dev Nath says eat when you are hungry,
- Garden life:
Winter plants, flowers need plenty of sun, says
- Time off:
Talk of double standards, by Manohar Malgonkar.
- Your option:
Taru Bahl on being a journalist.
He is the bashful Deol, by Madhur Mittal.
- Film and TV:
A family entertainer all the
way, by Mukesh Khosla.
- Travel: In
the capital of the Vikings by Dinesh Kumar.