off-day! Ah, how all of us look forward to it! Day-dreaming about what we are
"not" going to do on that cherished day keeps us going during the
other six days. No office, no work, just lazing around, catching up on sleep and
a bit of massage, may be. The inactivity charges our batteries for the
stress-filled days ahead. That the rest indeed works wonders for our frayed
nerves can be gauged from the fact that anyone who continues to work even on
this holiday tends to become lethargic and moody in a matter of a few weeks.
are no shortcuts to fighting fat
the other day, the ‘reed-thin look’ was the new-age mantra for
most urban Indian women. Everybody seemed to want endlessly long legs,
a hand-span waist and a curvaceous bust — an unreal figure by all
standards, except perhaps on a Barbie doll.
An SOS to
preserve Kalka-Shimla rail line
Shimla-Kalka railway line turned a 100 years old on November 9. In 1903, the
rail line was opened to traffic by Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy of India. The
quaint rail track passes through some of the most picturesque spots as it winds
it way from Kalka, which lies at the foot of the Shivaliks, to the mighty ridge
on which the Queen of the Hills is located.
imagination for creativity
philosopher Spinoza said, "So long as a man imagines that he
cannot do this or that, so long is he determined not to do it: and
consequently, so long is it impossible to him that he should do