AM not satisfied with my
lifestyle, and my living," groans Rahul, who is pursuing his post
graduation in psychology. "Why?"
"Well, I am already 23 and I don’t
have a luxury car, a hi-fi music system and, worse, I don’t even
possess the latest sunglasses!" A
reality check: there are many Rahuls around us who feel miserable as
all that is on the store shelf is not on their selves! They are not
have never been my favourite. I suspect this dislike goes back to the time when
I was at school. About a kilometre away from our sprawling house lay the railway
station. Here, I would go every Sunday to watch the train whistle its way into
the platform. The bogies would crawl in like a wriggling caterpillar before
grinding to a stop.
An avian gathering
near a Chandigarh stream
a misty, cold January morning in the Chandigarh Rose Garden, there was
no mistaking the rasping, clipped bird call "kree" and it was
repeated twice more at brief intervals. I froze in the hope that the
bird might show up. Instead, the bird embarked upon its song again. I
was reasonably sure by then of the presence of the Himalayan whistling
thrush (lately classified as blue whistling thrush).
ZEROING IN ON...
sister in a big act
Padmini Kolhapure’s sister was one factor that brought Tejaswini to
Bollywood. Surprised that she has actually taken after her actress
sister, Tejaswini admits that she was never really inclined to follow