the fact, that the British King-Emperor was an all-powerful suzerain,
the Indian Maharajas were so conscious of their "high caste"
that they did not want to lower themselves by dining with him, if
possible. In fact, one of them did not want to be
"contaminated" by touching King George V, so much so that he
planned to wear gloves, while shaking hands with the emperor.
An obituary to twin
WTC towers (1975-2001)
glinting twin towers of the World Trade Center (WTC), New York, were
completed in 1973, but the WTC was officially put into commercial use
from 1975 onwards. It took 8 years and 750 million dollars to complete
the Twin Towers Complex, situated in a 16 acre plot in Manhattan. It
met a violent end on the morning of September 11, 2001.
Shop until you drop
might be a therapy
shopping good for health or is it a disease we must call deadly?
According to an article in an American journal, shopping as a therapy
has been successfully tried on women sufferinsg from depression. After
shopping, the pulse-rate and blood pressure of women become normal, as
it boosts their ego and creates adrenaline essential for feel-good
music and fantasy can work
latest astounding discovery about music is that it helps students to
learn in a much better way. Research in the USA revealed how a group of
three-year-old children who would take piano lessons were able to solve
puzzles much better than those who were not musically active.
Dangers of over-patronising
years ago, Minhazz Choudhury had a peculiar experience while conducting
a workshop for rural artisans in Delhi. He asked a weaver from Nagaland
to get over the traditional reds, blacks and whites, and add a few more
colours to the fabric they produced.
ON THE SANDS OF TIME ó 1978
Such films are
made with Junoon
Yash Chopraís Trishul, Sanjeev Kumar had, for a prosperous
business career, walked out on his beloved Waheeda Rehman, leaving her
to bearand breed his illegitimate child. Twenty years later, Amitabh
Bachchan plans an Oedipal revenge against his father ó Sanjeev Kumar
and succeeds in ruining his business empire and familial harmony.
click as screen lovers
Bollywood grapevine has it that nowadays actress Kajol is feeling rather
out of sorts, and perhaps even regretting that she was a trifle too
hasty and impulsive in matters matrimonial. Her first film with husband
Ajay Devgun after their marriage was Raju Chacha.