The Tribune Spectrum
Sunday, September 2, 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

Still a lot to learn about education ---- Photos by Pankaj Sharma, Illustration by Gaurav Sood

While a number of reports of different commissions are gathering dust in musty offices, our educational standards continue to deteriorate. The current educational system does not encourage our students and teachers to strive for excellence. It manages to blunt their creativity that almost miraculously blossoms when the same people migrate to more conducive climes of the West, says Randeep Wadehra.

 
Week Specials

Stumbling into films by sheer chance
by A.C. Tuli
I
MAGINE a person entering a profession for which he is least prepared and yet making a great success of it. Surprising, isnít it? Instances of such success stories can be quoted from politics, business, industry, et al. In fact, from almost every walk of life. But, I think, it is our film industry which can boast of the maximum number of such cases.

Sandesh: Kolkata calling!
by Sakoon Chhabra
T
HE City of Joy announced itself from my train window. Long before the Rajdhani made its final halt at Howrah junction, flashes of a drenched landscape ran past me. Also there had been a signal of our approaching arrival when the regular Hindi film music in the train was replaced by lilting, dewy strains of Rabindra Sangeet. Bengalis are a proud people. 

Sheís got all the right ingredients for success
by Vimla Patil
I
TíS time to change old, outdated sayings like "The way to a manís heart lies through his stomach!" Sounds archaic, doesnít it? How about a brand new, more woman-friendly line such as, "The way to a fabulous business and bank balance is through everyoneís stomachs"?

Who cares about prints of paintings?
by Kunal Khurana
F
OUR years ago, Indiaís best known painter M.F. Husain came up with a series of limited edition prints on Madhuri Dixit, the heroine of the film he was then making, Gajagamini. The prints were put up for sale amidst much hype and hoopla. Sadly, there were hardly any takers.

  Week Specials
 

TELEVISION: Packaging India the Bharat(bala) way
by Mukesh Khosla

TIME OFF: More on Jeffrey Archer
by Manohar Malgonkar

MOVIE MAGIC: Akshaye is no quitter !
by Madhur Mittal

WHAT'S COOKING: Savour some sweet nothings
by Geetu

NATURE: They do not pursue their prey
by Nutan Shukla

TRAVEL Williams Lake: A haven for tourists
by Vinay Kumar Malhotra

 

LIFE TIESShocking to grab attention
by Taru Bahl

FEEDBACK:  The controversy about Netajiís death

DREAM THEME: Dreaming of the bed
by Vinaya Katoch Manhas

SUNDAY ACTIVITY:  Get to the heart & sole of your shoes

Why you should ...
...be dumb and dumber

VIP TOON TALES
by Ranga

BRIDGE: Contributing the wrong card
by Omar Sharif

Book Reviews

All quiet on the Alpine front
Review by Rumina Sethi

Womenís rights in folklore
Review by Harjinder Singh

Indian view of identity
Review by M.L. Raina

REJOINDER
Talking much, saying little
K.C. Yadav reacts from Gurgaon

The tale of three wars as seen by a General
Review by Bimal Bhatia

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