The Tribune Spectrum
Sunday, October 7, 2001


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'ART AND SOUL
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The Afghan Trap

Himmat Singh Gill

Osama bin Laden

ONCE, not very long ago, Rustam and Sohrab had battled it out on the banks of the mighty Okus river (also called the Amu Darya). It is said that the clang of their powerful swords was heard across Central Asia. Today, much in the same region where Afghanistan borders Uzbekistan, Tazikistan and other Muslim-predominant independent nation-states, one of the largest build-ups in the annals of military history has taken place. It could well surpass the earlier 1979 invasion by the erstwhile Soviet Union and possibly trigger off a wave of violent convulsions around the world.

 
Week Specials

Famous deaths that weren’t what you thought
by Suraj Saraf
H
ISTORY maintains that Alexander the Great died because of a severe fever in 323 B.C. while he was returning from India. But modern researchers differ. Although Alexander defeated Porus by stealthily crossing the Jehlum, yet his armies faced such stiff resistance in Indian territory and they became so tired because of the long march from their homeland Macedonia (Greece) that they refused to accompany Alexander on his onward march.

An expedition to the land of ice
by Trilochan Singh Trewn
T
HE Antarctic Ocean comprises of southern portions of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans and their tributary seas surrounding Antarctica. It is also called the Southern Ocean. The flow of currents in the Antarctica is complex.

Have separate loos, avoid marital blues
by Mohinder Singh
W
HEN Charles Watts of Rolling Stones was asked the secret of his happy marriage, he replied, "Separate bathrooms". Indeed a husband can do better by using a separate room for keeping his clothes and dressing up. If nothing else, he can press the spare guest room into service — perforce to be shared with the guest when there’s one.

Those were the days, my friend...
by Raaja Bhasin
S
OME of us married the girls we had danced with — and their children are now ready to sally forth with ‘come-hither’ looks suitably enhanced by coloured hair decorated with barbed wire. It was a while before lot no. 2 fell before the hammer and waltzed off to the tune of a well-orchestrated family symphony.

REMEMBERING LEGENDS
He made films with passion, not money
by M.L. Dhawan
G
URU Dutt Padukone was born in Bangalore on July 9, 1925. He studied dance in Almora University and honed his dancing talent under the legendary Uday Shankar. His first film assignment as choreographer was Lakhrani, released in 1945.

Aaj yaad tum behisaab aaye
by R.L. Pathak
M
EMORIES of melody queen Begum Akhtar come alive on October 7, the day of her birth anniversary. ‘Bibi’, as she was called affectionately had deeply endeared herself to a large number of people. Begum Akhtar became a legend in her lifetime. From her early days, she ‘fell in love with music and dance’ and practised difficult khayals, thumri and dadra.

  Week Specials
 

'ART AND SOUL: Reviving a languishing craft
by B.N. Goswamy

TIME OFF: A land stalked by the ‘thought police’
by Manohar Malgonkar

TELEVISION: Watch out for more on the father-son rift
by Mukesh Khosla

MOVIE MAGIC: Wah! who’s promoting whom?
by Madhur Mittal

KEEPING FIT: Trust is the basis of doctor-patient relationship
by B.K. Sharma

GARDENTime to cut your roses to size
by Satish Narula

TRAVEL Of fairytale images and fuss-free royalty
by Shona Adhikari

 

LIFE TIESFemale bonding needn’t be a threat
by Taru Bahl

FEEDBACK:  Money makes happiness grow

DREAM THEME: Dreaming of shoes
by Vinaya Katoch Manhas

SUNDAY ACTIVITY: Preserve fresh blooms as dry flowers

Why you should...
...be a terror

VIP TOON TALES
by Ranga

BRIDGE: Three no-trumps
by Omar Sharif

Book Reviews

Lurking dangers of information superway
Review by G.V. Gupta

How to avoid tripping on TRIPS
Review by P.K. Vasudeva

This is about Kashmir in fiction form
Review by Mohinder Pal Kohli

Humans losing touch with humour
Review by Shelley Walia

Unknown facet of A.K. Ramanujan
Review by Akshaya Kumar

Where is the veteran, Frederic Forsyth
Review by Kuldip Dhiman

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