time back, the old crumbling fort was taken over by an enterprising
businessman and given a complete makeover. The years of undergrowth were
cleared and neat lawns with flowerbeds surrounding them were developed.
The interiors were redesigned to preserve the ethnicity of artefacts
even as conveniences and smells of a super deluxe modern-day hotel were
injected into the medieval building.
Roly poly children make unfit
by Madhu Sharma
was and is still associated with malnutrition. This malnutrition was in
terms of lack of nutrition, especially among the children. Ironically,
while this problem still persists, problem of childhood obesity is also
kingdom of the unmarried
would surprise many to learn that there are certain tribal customs in
our country which would seem scandalous, by modern standards. One such
tribe is the Muria, who are the inhabitants of North Bastar. They have a
custom called Ghotul.
mysterious origin of the Iceman
one knows who he was or what he was doing high in the Tyrolean Alps that
day about 5,300 years ago, the day he died. Scientists are now certain
that the Iceman, whom Austrians nicknamed ‘Oetizi’ after Oetizler
Alps where he was found in September 1991, is no hoax.
ON THE SANDS OF TIME —
produced cult classics
Sippy’s Shakti is essentially a clash of personalities, of egos
fuelled by the generation gap, which blinds the protagonists to see the
irrationality of it. Dilip Kumar steals the rhetorical thunder as a
fastidious and irksomely righteous police officer who stops at nothing
to nab the law breakers.
Salman in news for
the wrong reasons
Khan continues to make news for all the wrong reasons. It’s been ages
since he had a release and barring an odd Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam,
he does not have a major film on the floors. Yet, the media refuses to
let go and continues to make a monster out of the young man.
A song on the lips and
spring in your step
is that time of the year when winter recedes and the days begin to
lengthen. Woollens are discarded as every morning, the sun is greeted by
the chirping of birds and branches of trees are laden with fruit. The
aroma of a thousand colourful flowers in bloom pervades the air. Nature
is at its resplendent best.
Balancing the chi
to a new study conducted byDr Tong Joo (T.J.) Gan, an anesthesiologist
at Duke University Medical Centre, acupuncture is just as effective as
other painkillers used to reduce nausea and vomiting after major breast