critics and typists
maddened by critics might take heart by recalling Hemingway’s direct
action against critic Max Eastman in 1937. Eastman had questioned
Hemingway’s manhood in his review of Death in the Afternoon,
which he had sarcastically titled "Bull in the Afternoon".
The palace that is
is one of the most ancient bastions of Islam and its famous Al Azhar
University devoted to Muslim theology is the final arbiter, when it
comes to interpretation of the Koran. Walking in the suburbs of
the famous city, replete with ancient mosques and museums redolent with
Islam, I was pleasantly surprised to find a Hindu Palace in the elite
suburb of Heliopolis.
All you wanted
to know about forests
in the sylvan surroundings of the Doon valley, the forest research
institute was established in 1878. It was initially named as Imperial
Forest Research Institute. D.Brandis, a botanist, who was the pioneer of
the natural resource conservation became the first Inspector General of
Forests of British India.
ON THE SANDS OF TIME
realism ruled the roost
Chatterjee’s Swami was an interesting conjugal drama in which,
a free-spirited girl, Shabana Azmi, was forced to marry a reticent
widower, Girish Karnard. She resented the liaison and unabashedly pined
for the man she once loved. The film showed how she overcomes her former
infatuation and stays on with her sincere and stable husband instead of
eloping with her wayward, vacillating lover.
Water as weavers’
to figurative works, water happens to be the most representative, yet
least recognised theme of Indian art. In no other culture have
water-related subjects found as much expression in paintings, sculpture,
weaving and pottery as in the subcontinent.
ad(d) to TV history
HISTORY of sorts is likely to
be made in the realm of television commercials. A 120-second-long
commercial is being launched by Siyarams at an astronomical cost of Rs