Saturday, April 6, 2002  

 Tehri awaits its jal samadhi
by Ranbir Singh
THE fate of the scenic town of Tehri, located 89 km from Rishikesh in the Garhwal Himalayas, has been sealed. Against the wish of the people, a huge dam is being completed which will fully submerge the town. In spite of numerous protests and objections by the Bhoomidhars of the area, the Tehri Hydro Electric Power Corporation, the principal agency designated to build the dam on the river Ganga and sell power to the towns of the Indo-Gangetic plains, is going full steam ahead with its plans these days.

Meditate your blues away...
by Juhi Bakhshi
HE alarm clock screams out loud till it is rudely put off. "Another lousy day," thinks Sheweta as she forces herself out of the bed. There is so much to be done — children to be woken up, dressed and fed before she can herself get ready to go and start another hectic day cramped in her small office cubicle.

  • FASHIONExpression of female vanity
    by Pinky Adil

  • GOOD MOTORINGZipping in with extra power and drive
    by H. Kishie Singh

  • MUSIC ZONE: Rob Zombie — Sinister Urge (Universal) ***

  • THIS ABOVE ALL: What the Sahibs thought of natives
    by Khushwant Singh