Sunday, December 22, 2002
|Spiritual gurudom in
India is nothing new. The number of babas, swamis, gurus,
and their ilk in India is legion. However, recent years have seen the
revival of mystical religious traditions in a new and modified avataar,
writes Gitanjali Mahajan
friend, Kirti is someone who tries to do all that she can to be a
'positive' and 'spiritual' person. She is also a workshop junkie.
Whenever there is a spiritual teacher, a yogi or a "psychic
healer" in town, she spends much of her time attending their
enlightenment programmes or workshops.
Heroes: Crusaders for conservation of nature
In the grand melee of fashion
shows and filmi functions, which always crowd the calendar at the end of
each year, the Sanctuary Wildlife Awards 2002 stood out as a tribute to
the spirit and grit of India, says Vimla Patil.
the Apostle’s coming
K. R. N. Swamy
two-month-long celebration, that started on November 17 this year in
Cochin, commemorating the 1950th year of Apostle St. Thomas’ arrival
in India, was symbolic of Indian culture. A hundred thousand- strong
congregation of Christians, presided over by the erudite Muslim
President of India, Abul Kalam, so steeped in Hinduism.
time in Bollywood
IN just the span of one week,
three high-profile Bollywood couples have gone public with their
separation. While Aamir Khan and wife Reena filed for mutual divorce in
a family court in Mumbai, reports also filtered in about trouble in
Vivek Oberoi’s and Sanjay Dutt’s lovedom.
LIFE sure has changed for
current James Bond star Pierce Brosnan. Though these days he is flashing
his licence to kiss, kill and crack dreadful jokes in his latest outing
Die Another Day, he seems to have got some handsome rewards for doing
four 007 films. How else would one explain Pierce Brosnan’s
money-spending binges and a lifestyle that rivals that of the richest of
the rich of the dream city? Recently, in London for a minor back
surgery, Brosnan utilised his recuperating time, gift hunting for his
parents’ 55th anniversary.