The right thing for
director Bhansali could have been to be inspired by Devdas,
make a film on similar lines, and name it, perhaps, Ramdas,
says Devinder Bir Kaur.
has fascinated filmmakers for decades. Despite its unlikely premise
and grim, nihilistic tone, Devdas is one of those films that
seems to have captured the public imagination in a way that can't
easily be explained through intellectual analysis.
through tears and pain
of Indian soldiers in battle fatigues, seated in camouflaged lorries and
buses are flashed across the TV screens. The news reports also broadcast
people stopping these vehicles periodically, performing aartis of
the uniform-clad figures, placing vermilion tikkas on their
foreheads, garlanding them to their nose before letting them go on their
returns with New Age music
Beyond marks the return of Remo Fernandes to the pop arena with what is
billed as "New Age music". The 12-track album is a clear
departure from the singerís signature rock style that produced such
eternal classics as Goan Crazy, Bombay City and Politicians Do Not Know
How to Rock and Roll.
ó the keeper of royal seal
Manjit Singh Cheema
and brought up in a poor family in the remote Kangra hills, Mangla rose
to be "one of the most considerable persons in the state" and
emerged as "the confidante and counsellor of royalty during the
days of anarchy in the kingdom of Lahore that followed the death of
Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
yourself to success
Indian cricketer Ajay Ratra recently said that he was determined to do
well in Test career. He succeeded, hitting an unbeaten century at
Antigua against the West Indies.