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Sunday, December 22, 2002

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Designer spirituality
Spiritual gurudom in India is nothing new. The number of babas, swamis, gurus, bapus, bhagats 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

MY 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.

ILLUSTRATION: KULDIP DHIMAN

Earth 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.

Celebrating the Apostleís coming
K. R. N. Swamy
T
HE two-month-long celebration, that started on November 17 this year in Cochin, commemorating the 1950th year of Apostle St. Thomasí 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.

Splitsville time in Bollywood
I
N 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 Oberoiís and Sanjay Duttís lovedom.

Hollywood hues
Bondwagon
L
IFE 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 Brosnanís 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 parentsí 55th anniversary.

 
 

Week Specials

ARCHIVED TRIBUNE SPECIAL
MAHARAJA RANJIT SINGH: SPECIAL FEATURES & PHOTOS

TIME OFF: Poppies are both sacred and profane
by Manohar Malgonkar

TELEVISION: This school is a class apart
by Mukesh Khosla

WHAT'S COOKING: Yule just love these!
by Geetu

NATURE: Crustaceans on the move
by Nutan Shukla

TRAVEL: A picturesque princely resort
by Tarun K. Roy

HOME SPACE: Centre of attraction
by Chetna Banerjee

LIFE TIES: Destroyed for following the selfish ways of the heart
by Taru Bahl

DREAM THEME: Dreaming of cars
by Vinaya Katoch Manhas

RANGA'S TOON TALES: Shimon Peres

BRIDGEIt was Eastís lucky day
by David Bird

FEEDBACK: Society canít abdicate responsibility

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