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Sunday, May 5, 2002

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SINGAPORE
A treasure trove of surprises

Be it the underwater world, the night safari where the lions, tigers and hyenas virtually peep into the tram car or the haunting sounds in the Pirates' Tunnel at Sentosa Beach, Singapore beckons one and all with its enthralling sights, says Donald Banerjee SINGAPORE --- A treasure trove of surprises

Maitreya: Symbol of universal love
Inderpal Singh and Minakshi
T
HERE are a lot of predictions about what the life will be like at the end of this millennium, but regardless of how the world evolves in the next 1,000 years, teams of designers and engineers are working hard to ensure that a giant religious monument they are planning in the North India survives the next 1,000 years.

Praise be to the parodist
R.K. Murthi
I
T is often said Plagiarism is a crime, not parody. At first look, this may look rather odd. For both the plagiarist and the parodist are pickers of ideas. They thrive on the work of others.

ARCHIVED TRIBUNE SPECIAL
MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH: SPECIAL FEATURES & PHOTOS
 

Fruit fallacies
Aradhika Sekhon
I
N the sphere of nutrition, nothing is more misunderstood than the correct way to consume fruit. Most people do not know how to eat fruit properly. This means that they do not know when or how to eat fruit in order to get maximum benefit from it.

Pushing the frontiers of photography
Derek Bose
P
RADEEP Chandra is out to put painters out of business. As a news photographer, he has occupied the pages of several prestigious publications for close to three decades. But now that his attention is turning to "soft pictures" and by printing them on canvas, he has left art connoisseurs plain confused.

"Sir, I do not kill elephants"
K.F. Rustamji
T
HE Madhya Pradesh Police was in the midst of a lucky spell in its dacoity campaign. Every month we brought down a gang, and morale was so high that I felt anything was possible for the men of this force. Yet when the chief minister asked me to send a squad to destroy the man-eaters of Bastar, I hesitated.

A singer who is here to stay
Chitleen. K. Sethi
M
EETING Jasbir Jassi is like meeting in person, passion-for-music, itself. Itís like shaking hands with the inner turmoil of an artist who is craving to perfect himself....in all that he does. The painless effort with which Jasbir Jassi converses, the calm and poised exterior that he presents, belies the tireless and constant work that his mind, while making music, is engaged in.

ĎNovelty is the name of the gameí
Vimla Patil
"I
T is a game of communication", says Simi Garewal, who conducted the two-part presentation on glamour girl Kareena Kapoor some time back on Star World, "Whatever superstars like Kareena, Shah Rukh or Hrithik do on the big screen, they have to be drawn out carefully to reveal their true personalities on the television screen. And that is the secret of my communications strategy."

Thoughts on throats that donít clear
K.K. Khullar
Y
OU have heard of bypass surgery, perhaps not of bypass throat. A bypass throat is one which refuses to clear, I mean, refuses to steer clear, when words are stuck and have to be brought out with an effort.

Week Specials

'ART AND SOULAn estate of the mind
by B.N. Goswamy

TIME OFFFame is the food dead men eat
by Manohar Malgonkar

TELEVISIONWhen news is making more news
by Mukesh Khosla

 

KEEPING FIT: Think twice before popping vitamin pills
by B.K. Sharma

STRESSBUSTERS: Occupational stress
by V.K Kapoor

GARDEN LIFE: For picture-perfect lawns
by Satish Narula

LIFE TIES: Living in a time warp does not pay
by Taru Bahl

DREAM THEME: Dreaming of bones
by Vinaya Katoch Manhas

SUNDAY ACTIVITYGo on a blind date
by Chetna Banerjee

VIP TOON TALES: Zubin Mehta
by
Ranga

BRIDGE: When North-South is vulnerable
by
Omar Sharif

FEEDBACK: Time to save Chandigarh

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