relive the peaks and the troughs
erudite hockey Olympian, Rupa Saini belongs to a Faridkot-based family
which has a rich tradition in sports, particularly in Indian hockey. At
one time, the Saini sisters dominated women's hockey in India and this
can be gauged from the fact that three of them— Rupa, Krishna and
Prema- turned out for the country in a Test series against Japan in
many cooks spoiling the sports broth
are too many cooks spoiling the sports broth, and the Sports Ministry is
just one of them. Yet, the existence of the Ministry of Youth Affairs
and Sports cannot be wished away as the Sports Ministry plays a
prominent role in the growth of sports in the country. A conscientious
sports minister can indeed elevate the standard of sports in the
burnouts the bane of Indian sports
country has lost many promising youngsters to sport-related injuries and
may lose some more in the future with sports medicine being a low
priority field in the present hierachy and sportsmen simply being denied
the required sports accessories to prevent injuries or proper
for each other, Milkha leads the way
FLYING Sikh Milkha Singh has so
many firsts to his credit. Not only did he excel in track events but has
been a trendsetter in other areas too, he was the first Indian athlete
to get the Padam Shri in 1959.
dedicated to the Koran
the sacred month of Ramadan, the Holy Koran takes on a new
meaning for Muslims all over the world — from Spain to China and from
Uzbekistan to Indonesia. But it is only in the tiny island state of
Bahrain (area 669 sq km and population 6.29 lakh) that we find a museum,
rather a shrine, dedicated to collection of Korans from early 8th
century A.D. to modern digital times.
the tragedy of Mirpur
was November 25, 1947, when I was driven out from my home town —
Mirpur, district headquarters of J&K state — after it was attacked
and captured by Pakistan.
symbolises meeting of two great minds
Ervell E. Menezes
it was E.T. the extra-terrestrial now it is A.I. Artificial Intelligence.
Steven Spielberg has unusual ways of naming his films. But his
latest effort is a combined effort with his guru Stanley Kubrick whose
concept it was. Since Kubrick died before he could do it, Spielberg did
it for him.
small screen’s potential
three decades after retiring as one of Bollywood’s most durable lead
stars, Asha Parekh is making waves on TV. after ctitically acclaimed
serials like Jyoti, Palaash Ke Phool and Baaje Payal, she
produced a classy comedy, Daal Mein Kaala, a highly popular
tear-jerker Kora Kagaz and is now Kangan which is all set
to break a few records in the viewership ratings.
swear by non-veg food
country may profess vegeterianism, but that is not true of our
sportsmen. They cannot have enough of non-vegetarian food, which they
feel is the only diet that can take them ahead in their chosen sports.
men & women shop differently?
and women differ in just about every other way, so why shouldn’t they
shop differently? The conventional
wisdom on male shoppers is they don’t especially like to do it, which
is why they don’t do much of it. It’s a struggle to get them to be
patient company for a woman when she shops — often he stands outside
and watches girls.