The Tribune Spectrum
Sunday, February 24, 2002


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'ART AND SOUL
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Kick-start the economy, please

The Finance Minister has a tough task at hand as he finalises plans to usher in the much-promised "second generation of reforms." Taru Bahl surveys the countryís economic landscape on the eve of the Union Budget and concludes that recessionary trends can be reversed only through imaginative and bold measures. But can the FM do it?

 

Kick-start the economy, please

Looking back wistfully at art of letter writing
by
S.P. Dhawan
S
OME great Romantics in the 19th century regretted that scientific discoveries, based upon analysis and dissection, had robbed the rainbow and the flowers of much of their mystery and beauty.

The lesser-known Mutiny
by Trilochan Singh Trewn
T
HE trauma experienced during those four days of the Rin Mutiny in February, 1946 was a source of tension. In fact the situation was more sensitive than the one that arose from the actual combat condition prevailing in the north Arabian sea during the India-Pakistan conflict in 1971.

All diplomats are not gentlemen!
by K.R.N. Swamy
A
LL diplomats are not gentlemen. Well..... some are ladies! For us in India, Mrs Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit as the Madame Ambassador in 1946, representing India in the United Nations, began the tradition. But then she was not a career diplomat, but a political appointee, eventually serving as the Indian ambassador to USA, UK, Russia and other countries during her 15 years as a diplomat.

The dangers that deification can create
by Ram Varma
T
HERE is an enormous love and regard for Amitabh Bachchan who is an exceptionally gifted actor. Six or seven years ago, I had gone to Egypt on a visit. While returning from there on my way to the airport, I stopped at a curio shop in the main market, wanting to buy a few souvenirs from that wonderful country.

Peace of mind is soulís sun
by I.M. Soni
W
HEN I was passing through a bleak period of my life (because of my own blunders and follies like most wayward youths), my father made me sit beside him and said, "Write down five things you need most."

Are you walking the right way?
by Amar Jit
D
O you happen to be one of those persons who loves walking? Then you are lucky indeed, because it is one of the easiest exercises to do and does not require expensive equipment. All you need is a pair of comfortable shoes.

HOLLYWOOD HUES
Portraying the grey areas in a copís life
by Ervell E. Menezes
T
HE copsí story is probably the most popular genre of Hollywood films these days and the NYPD seems to be competing with the LAPD or vice versa for space. But most of them are pretty routine pot-boilers Not Training Day which works out something special and as hard-hitting as it is thought-provoking because it deals with the grey areas in a copís life and whether he is justified in breaking the very laws he is paid to enforce.

Alisha Chinai is back
by Tina Solanki
A
LISHA Chinai is back with Alisha ó an album that has taken two years in the making and boasts of a fairly eclectic mix of sufi music, some folksy tracks, bhangra rap and techno sounds. A particular number, Seulomont vous, has been steadily climbing the pop charts since its release last month.

ARCHIVED TRIBUNE SPECIAL
MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH: SPECIAL FEATURES & PHOTOS
 
Week Specials

'ART AND SOULPicasso: Again and forever

TELEVISIONA convincing slice of life in a hospital
by Mukesh Khosla

KEEPING FITA stroke that can debilitate
by B.K. Sharma

 

GARDENTime to enjoy blooms in your garden
by Satish Narula

TRAVELCharmed by Canterbury
by Sushil Kaur

LIFE TIESTo be vulnerable is to live, to withdraw is to die
by Taru Bahl

DREAM THEME: Dreaming of fish
by Vinaya Katoch Manhas

SUNDAY ACTIVITY: Bust the rust on iron furniture
by Chetna Banerjee

VIP TOON TALES: Begum Khalida Zia
by
Ranga

BRIDGE: When lead of the Jack gains
by
Omar Sharif

Literature
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