God of Jesus was a God of love, compassion and forgiveness, not of
terror and blood sacrifice, as was the case with the Jewish God. How is
one to account for this transformation? Obviously, there were other
influences in the region. But that is another story.
Common people, uncommon
Not a wasted
could imagine that we could turn ordinary garbage into gold!"
exclaims Sushila Mokal, a ragpicker who now works as a supervisor for
Parisar Vikas, an association of about 2,000 women ragpickers in Mumbai.
it easy might save your life
recent report in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental
Medicine based on a joint study by a team from Guy’s Hospital,
London, and a Japanese team from Kyushu University has pointed out that
working over 60 hours a week and sleeping less than five hours, at least
two nights a week, doubles the risk of heart attack and also leads to
increased risk of high blood pressure and dysfunction of the heart.
In the spotlight
doing a volatile role"
knew I had done a good job in the movie, but I never thought it
would fetch me the National Award,’’ says Shobhana, who shared the
honours for best actress this year along with Tabu, for her film "Mitr
— My Friend’’.
may return for him with Kaante
face may have aged, but it still has the same cute, chocolate-boyish
look. Meet, once again, the oldest star kid on the block—Kumar Gaurav.
More than two years after the late Mazhar Khan's eminently forgettable Gang,
Gaurav is back with Sanjay Gupta in his slick flick Kaante.
Harrison Ford is at home in Hollywood he does a few things which leaves
all other stars aghast. He answers the telephone himself and usually
leaves his guest up to the front door. "They all think I’m crazy.
But I want to start a trend. We seem to be forgetting good old fashioned
values like politeness and courtesy."
Among the glitterati
SECRET agent 007 has a
not-so-secret message for Austin Powers: Laugh all you can now baby, the
real thing hits movie theatres this November. Pierce
Brosnan, the current James Bond, says he is giving a thumbs up to the
groovy 1960s spoof of the Bond character created by comedian Mike Myers
for Austin Powers in Goldmember.