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
Looking back wistfully at art of letter writing
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.
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.
diplomats are not gentlemen!
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.
dangers that deification can create
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
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
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
grey areas in a copís life
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
Alisha Chinai is back
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