The Tribune Spectrum
Sunday, August 12, 2001


ART & LITERATURE
'ART AND SOUL
BOOKS
MUSINGS
TIME OFF
YOUR OPTION
ENTERTAINMENT
BOLLYWOOD BHELPURI
TELEVISION
WIDE ANGLE
FITNESS
GARDEN LIFE
NATURE
SUGAR 'N' SPICE
CONSUMER ALERT
TRAVEL
INTERACTIVE FEATURES
CAPTION CONTEST
FEEDBACK


From GORI to GAL

This is the story of Pinky, one of the many small town girls who come to the city for higher studies. It is based on actual incidents from real life and provide an insight into the conflicts, dilemmas and contradictions thatrage in their minds. Raman Mohan gives Pinkyís story, and of those like her, in first person singular.

 
Week Specials


Why do brides cry during their bidai?

by Roshni Johar
W
ITH the dancing, feasting and pheras over, itís time for doli or vidai rather the grand finale to a wedding, when the bride leaves for the groomís house. Invariably, the moment the band or the shehnaiwalas start playing the old favourite chhod ke babul ka ghar, mujhe pi ke nagar, aaj jana pada, the mood immediately swings from a cheery to a weepy one. The bride bursts into tears a la Bollywood style with parents, relatives and friends joining in a tearful adieu. Now the daughter has become parayi.


It is a natural grief, felt at the time of separation

Sionara ...classroom!
by Suchita Malik
T
HE redundancy factor seems to be overtaking me of late. I feel I have become redundant ... redundant as a teacher ... at least that is what I gather from my students in the college. I insist upon the students to come to the classroom along with the text-book, if they want to understand and appreciate the finer nuances of poetry or drama. 

Sentinels of slander
by I.M. Soni
A
"gentleman" once asked me if I had spent six months in a mental asylum afterI had an unsuccessful love affair. I was stunned but he was sure that I was lying. Much later, I came to know that the "lunatic" in his story was another man with the same surname as mine.

 

Star styles for the season
F
OR all those wanting to lap up all those interesting personal details about the latest famous face of Bollywood, Gracy Singh, the heroine of Lagaan, here is a checklist of her style preferences:

Growing plastics on farms
by Shirish Joshi
D
RIVING his tractor along a dusty road in Punjab, Ranjitsingh, a farmer gazes towards the horizon at rows of tall, leafy corn plants shuddering in the breeze as far as the eye can see. Not only are kernels of corn growing in the ears, but also granules of plastic are sprouting in the stalks and leaves. This is not a dream. The day this will become a reality is not far away.

SUNDAY ACTIVITY:  Dazzle in the drizzle

Why you should...
...go bald

VIP TOON TALES
by Ranga

HOLLYWOOD HUES: A taste of the bohemian Paris life

BRIDGE: Establishing the dummyís suit
by Omar Sharif

DREAM THEMEReturning to the infant stage
by Vinaya Katoch Manhas

  Week Specials
 

'ART AND SOUL: The threshold of renunciation
by B.N.Goswamy

TELEVISION: Itís wah-wah time for Zarina Wahab
by Mukesh Khosla

FITNESS: The heart is a unique pump
by B.k.Sharma

TRAVEL: Manali to Leh: Road to another world
by Amar Chandel

TIME OFF: A glimpse of Nepalís past
by Manohar Malgonkar

GARDEN LIFE: Time to multiply your plants
by Satish Narula

LIFE TIESMaking the impossible choice
by Taru Bahl

FEEDBACK: Reorient after retirement

Book Reviews

WRITE VIEW
Painful experience of individuals with Ďwrong pastí
Review by Randeep Wadehra

The pain of personality development
Review by Akbar Hussain

Poetical grammar of yore
Review by M.L. Sharma

REACTION
Prince of the poor, and how he made them poor
Ram Vir writes from Faridabad

Was Chekhov an escapist? I think not
Review by M.L. Raina

Five generations of changing Indians
Review by Ram Varma

Twinkle, twinkle faded star
Review by R.P. Chaddah

A simple story of cheese and better
Review by Deepika Gurdev

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