significance of the ashrama system
to the Hindu view of life, the entire life span can be divided into four
ashramas: Brahmacharya, grihasthya, vanaprastha and sanyasa. During
each stage, one is enjoined upon to achieve a goal specific to that
stage and at the same time one has to prepare for the next stage and the
goal related to it.
is the flavour of Sunday
work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," a well-known maxim,
applies equally to workaholics who do not rest even on Sundays. Sunday
comes to us as a break and a relief from the boring and mundane routine
of the weeklong work. And this relief is good for the body, the mind and
Sound of music
over friendship land
Yash Chopra’s Mujhse Dosti Karoge, which has hit the big
screens this month, santoor player Rahul Sharma, son of santoor maestro
Shiv Kumar Sharma, marks his debut as a music director.
On the sands of time:
Khan’s Qayamat se Qayamat tak broke the mould of violence and
vulgarity by importing Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet into the
land of thakurs, who avenge any assault on their honour with
bhindis are my favourite"
times at our palace in Bhopal, were a grand affair. There was always a
variety of steamed and grilled meat and an assortment of vegetables for
lunch, which was mainly continental. Dinner was, on the other hand,
typical Bhopali (a type of Muslim cuisine), which included rababs,
biryani, etc. And every morsel had to be perfectly cooked.