The Tribune Spectrum

Sunday, October 13, 2002

ART & LITERATURE
'ART AND SOUL
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CONSUMER ALERT
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INTERACTIVE FEATURES
CAPTION CONTEST
FEEDBACK


Laceration doesnít breed love
The most important question that the Aishwarya-Salman relationship raises is why did an obviously 'empowered' woman such as Aishwarya Rai continue in an abusive relationship? Perhaps, she was as vulnerable and as soft a target as are women next door, says Aruti Nayar.

  • Peoplespeak

  • Celebrityhood & the art of strategic coping

  • He is abusive if...

From Rajdhani mishap to 9/11,
'puja pandals' look contemporary

Sujata Ghosh
P
LANES crashing into the WTC towers, the attack on Parliament House, Ronaldoís goal-scoring spree at the World Cup football, the derailment of Rajdhani Express... events that made front page news have suddenly returned, forming spectacular backdrops to countless Durga Puja pandals this year.

Taste of the past
When sparrows were deep fried in puris!
K. R. N. Swamy
W
HEN it comes to cuisine, the Indian maharajas had the best of both worlds. Cooking was one of the 64 recognised arts of the Hindu way of life and with the influx of Afghan, Central Asian tribes like that of Mughals (further flavoured with Persian influence), cooking became a fine art among the Indian royals.

 

Hollywood hues
Fear is the key
S
TALKERS who shadow stars have sent shivers down the spine of Hollywood. Many celebrities have decided to hit back, stocking homes with ammunition and hiring security personnel to bolster their safety. Sharon Stone, who honed the bedroom skills of a generation of men in Basic Instinct, is now paying the price for her permissiveness on screen. She had a man following her wherever she went.

Bollywood flash
Lata Mangeskhar sues rap star for $500 million
T
HE Indian nightingale, Lata Mangeshkar, has sued international rap star, Truth Hurts, for a whopping $500 million, for plagiarising her song, Thoda resham lagta hai. television viewers will remember seeing the videos of the Truth Hurt song, as well as its remixed Indian version, which is already on air.

Remembering a legend
Lab assistant who became matinee idol
A. C. Tuli
D
ESTINY, it is said, plays a decisive role in shaping the course of our life. It was perhaps destiny that inspired 22-year-old Ashok Kumar Ganguly, when he was a student of law at Calcutta University, to chuck up his studies midway and go to Bombay to carve out for himself a career in film direction. Little did he know then that destiny had already decreed that he would one day become a great film actor, not a film director.

From strength to Shakti
Asha Singh
K
ARISMA Kapoor is marrying Abhishek Bachchan. But thatís not what people are talking about. It is Shakti, her comeback film after close to a year of exile, which has generated ecstatic responses from her fans and critics alike. The last memorable performance she had given was in Shyam Benegalís award-winning Zubeida.

 

Week Specials

ARCHIVED TRIBUNE SPECIAL
MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH: SPECIAL FEATURES & PHOTOS

TELEVISION: A marriage breaks up
by
Mukesh Khosla

WHAT'S COOKING: Apples are not for a pie only
by Geetu

NATURE: How aquatic animals sieve food from water
by Nutan Shukla

SUNDAY ACTIVITY: Donít let the weather affect your leather
by Chetna Banerjee

LIFE TIES: A reason to rediscover oneself after divorce at fifty
by Taru Bahl

DREAM THEME: Dreaming of gifts
by Vinaya Katoch Manhas

RANGA'S TOON TALES: Manmohan Adhikari

BRIDGEWest had no escape
by David Bird

PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK: Iravati Harshe

FEEDBACK: Salman needs counselling

Books
Rejecting cultural certainties
Shelley Walia
Bureaucrats' role in reforms
V. Eshwar Anand
Book extract
The Writer and the World by V. S. Naipaul
In the middle of the journey
Signs & signatures
The dilemma of suffering
Darshan Singh Maini

An ambitious novel, but fails to impress
Aradhika Sekhon

Literary taste as vision of life
Manisha Gangahar
Reading the tea leaves, literally
Jaswant Kaur
Jharkhand: a potential unfulfilled
Ashutosh Kumar
Write view
On matters spiritual and educational
Randeep Wadehra
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