|Suicide is a taboo; it is a subject that most of us avoid
discussing although some humans and even some animals are known to end
their lives for no apparent reason. Instead of brushing the subject
aside and ignoring it, it is time we gave it a close look. By
understanding it we might save lives, writes
of a legend
was in Nairobi with the Punjab Cricket Team, when I heard about Kapil Dev
Nikhanj being conferred the prestigious "Indian Cricketer of the
Century" award in London. The news was greeted with great elation by the
team members and members of the Indian community, which included Kapilís
former Test colleague Sandip Patil, who is at present on a coaching assignment
with the Kenyan national team.
Agonies of love
Havelock Ellis wrote, "is a synthesis of sex and friendship." Canít
there be love without sex? Every love relationship possesses the physical
element. Even Herbert Spencer placed it first in what is a classic
point-by-point dissection of love ó ahead of affection, admiration, respect,
beauty and sympathy.
ZEROING IN ON...
Mahimaís waning magic
Chaudhary may not have been able to recreate the magic of Pardes till
today, but she has certainly been trying hard to show her talent. And even
though of late, critics have been ruthlessly dissecting her performances, this
"cool" girl from Mumbai does not mind the criticism a bit. Not only
because she feels that being censured is a sure indication that you are getting
noticed, but also because criticism, if sportingly taken, can benefit the one
who stands at the receiving end.