The Tribune Spectrum
Sunday, December 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


KASHMIR Good times ! Bad times ?
Much has changed during the past few years in the Kashmir valley. The fear is not as palpable as it was earlier. People now say "things are near normal" and not "the situation is bad," as they used to. Ashwini Bhatnagar travels through the beautiful Valley to report firsthand on the conditions prevailing at the grassroots level.

Week Specials

Combating terrorism with terrorism
by Joginder Singh Bedi
T
O avenge the dreaded attack on the two WTC towers and Pentagon military headquarters on September 11 the USA, has waged a fierce war against the Taliban of Afghanistan.

ARCHIVED TRIBUNE SPECIAL
MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH: SPECIAL FEATURES & PHOTOS
 

A Mughal empress’ tribute to her father
by K.R.N. Swamy
A
GRA is the home of the Taj Mahal — "a lover’s tear on the cheek of time". Although far less known than the Taj Mahal, the ornate structure of It-ma-ud-Daula in the same city is the most beautiful tribute built by a daughter (Mughal Empress Nur Jahan) to her father — a veritable Taj Mahal of filial love. Jawaharlal Nehru was great admirer of this "eclectic" edifice and used to ask foreign VIPs visiting Agra not to miss it.

Revealing the unknown
by D.C. Sharma
S
OME people simply astound others with their supernatural powers. In Los Angeles, there lived a lady who would help the police solve complex criminal cases. Once the police brought to her a knife, a murder weapon. Holding the knife in her hands and touching it with her forehead, she felt as if she was being stabbed in her stomach.

Fruits of a fevered mind
by Surinder Malhi
I
T is generally believed that ill-health creates a mental stimulus that some times gives rise to great works of art. Some medical experts hold that toxins released in the body during physical or mental illness stimulate mental capabilities. But how far is this true?

ON THE SANDS OF TIME — 1980
When substance was more important
by M.L. Dhawan
S
UBHASH Ghai’s Karz is the story of transmigration of a soul that had been annihilated in its previous birth. The film reiterates the leitmotif of revenge. Simi Garewal marries Raj Kiran for money. She embodies the ruthlessness of Lady Macbeth. She crushes her husband with a jeep and after this heinous act leads a life of luxurious remorselessly. 

HOLLYWOOD HUES
Back to fairy-tale land
by Ervell E. Menezes
W
ANT to go back to fairy-tale land? Come face to face with Snow White, the Ginger Bread Boy, the Muffin Man, Three Blind Mice and all those childhood dreams. Well, there’s no better way than watching Shrek, a delightful animation film that is sure to make you feel good for days together.

  Week Specials
 

'ART AND SOULThe mysteries of silk
by B.N. Goswamy

TELEVISIONCrime as a source of entertainment
by Mukesh Khosla

FITNESS: When bad posture becomes a pain in the neck
by B.K. Sharma

GARDEN LIFE: How to counter insects
by Satish Narula

TRAVEL: Of martyrs’ echo and marine ecosystem
by P. P. S. Gill

 

LIFE TIESLearning to be happy
by Taru Bahl

DREAM THEME: Dreaming of togetherness — II
by Vinaya Katoch Manhas

SUNDAY ACTIVITY: Cold facts to keep the geyser hot
by Chetna Banerjee

VIP TOON TALES: Rupert Murdoch
by
Ranga

BRIDGE: When West won the trick by force
by Omar Sharif

FEEDBACK: Dismal story of Indian sports

Book Reviews

Classics through different eyes
Review by M.L.Raina

Nation as a cultural construct
Review by Surinder S. Jodhka

RKN: his "Guide" and guideless
Review by R.P. Chaddah

The force Badshah Khan built
Review by Parshotam Mehra

The forgotten region called Seven Sisters
Review by Ashu Pasricha

A girl’s search for a home
Review by Jaswant Kaur

Ultimate nothingness of life
Review by Darshan Singh Maini

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