chatter & chatterboxes
A. J. Singh
THE all-pervasive influence of
the mind over matter is well known. But once in a while we do see the
influence of the mind over chatter. Undoubtedly,
speech is a priceless gift. It is an index of the mind. Yet speech is
seldom given the respect that it truly deserves.
Common people, uncommon
yards of magic
FOR centuries, weavers have created
fantasies with their skilled hands. As fashion trends change, lack of
patronage has resulted in weaving families taking up other professions,
and as a corollary, numerous textile arts are fast disappearing.
Road to elite Company
as his second film Road gears up for release, Vivek Oberoi, the hottest
find of Bollywood, says he is open to criticism. He's the hottest star
on the block today with producers falling over each other to sign him.
While actresses are dying to work with him, actors are making discreet
enquiries. With Company, Vivek Oberoi has certainly arrived in
In the spotlight
decades after her masterpiece, 36 Chowringhee Lane, undoubtedly
one of the top 10 films made in India, Aparna Sen is back with her
second English film, Mr and Mrs
Iyer. A love story between a
Bengali wildlife photographer and a married Tamilian Brahmin woman, set
in the backdrop of fundamentalism and violence, the film stars Rahul
Bose and Konkana (Aparna’s daughter).
Huff and puff
over glorifying cigars
DESPITE the red flag warnings
by doctors and fitness gurus, a number of Hollywood films been extolling
"the virtues" of cigarettes, cigars and pipes. A recent study
by the British Health Education Authority has indicted stars like Al
Pacino, Sharon Stone, Christopher Lee, Mel Gibson, Kevin Costner and
even Madonna for glorifying the cancer stick.