area gets larger
|The percentage of the aged
(60 years and above) in India was 5.6 per cent in 1950 and it is
projected to be 14.4 per cent in 2025. Punjab is one of the states that
is likely to feel the impact at the social and developmental level as
its population greys rapidly over the next decade or two. Though the
problem stares us in the face and has already started to cause social
problems, precious little is being done to meet the challenge head on,
says Alok Verma
ZEROING IN ON...
Gentle guru of ghazals
SINGH is generally credited with ushering in the ghazal wave in
India. Anup Jalota took it a step further by combining ghazal
singing with folk songs and devotionals. But the one to demystify the
genre and popularise it among the youth is the utterly low profile, yet
highly respected Pankaj Udhas.
How to control
your ‘little devil’
of the urban elite have been attracting attention for all the wrong
reasons. From being school rowdies to road bullies, they are known to
don all kinds of nefarious roles. Before their aggressiveness, their
parents find themselves helpless.