Sunday, April 27, 2003
Tit for tat in
heartland of the country’s politics is rumbling again and, in
the post-Mandal era, for the first time vibrations of social
discontent can be felt clearly. The fiery statements, camera
recordings and the lodging of numerous cases against political
detractors are the new tools in the hands of politicians in Uttar
in a picturesque ambience
FORMING the arm (bahu) of
the prestigious Panch Kedar tradition, the Tungnath temple is situated
at a height of 3680 metres above mean sea level in the Garhwal
Himalayas. Together with Kedarnath, which forms the hump of the twelve
most revered jyotirlings in the country; Rudranath, which
represents Shiva's face; Madmaheshwar, which conforms to his naval and
Kalpeshwar which represents the Lord's hair, Tungnath, which forms the
arms of the Lord, is held in high esteem by those in the quest of
forward to the past
ART is progress and artists are
always forward-looking — innovative, experimental, creating and
inventing newer forms of expression. Rarely does an artist apply the
brakes and withdraw into the past, as though to turn the clock back and
rediscover some forgotten images from yesterday.
makes mega bucks
I. M. Soni
SUCCESS comes from generous
amounts of imagination, patience, and tenacity — and, above all, hard
work. To these may be added a steely determination not to fail.
Admirable as these virtues are, there must be more to dazzling success
than this, especially in the case of those who make millions.
to de-stress during exams
V. K. Kapoor
A THIN line exists between
‘psyched up’ and ‘psyched out’ and optimal performance occurs
right in the middle of the two extremes. Normally, a person’s state of
mind is between ‘euphoria and depression’, ‘boredom and
excitement’ and ‘relaxation and anxiety’.
It takes two to tango
Bonding of the
bubbly belle & the brooder
seem the most unlikely couple. He is dark and likes to brood. She is
full of life and bubbly. Now, the couple has been blessed with a baby
girl. Kajol despite being Hindi cinema's most popular heroine right
through the 1990s, has never let gloss conceal her natural exuberance.
Making public appearances with undone eyebrows, oiled hair and glasses,
this salwar-kameez clad girl is simply herself.
Remembering a legend
A paean to
M. L. Dhawan
the daughter of Jaddanbai and Mohan Babu, was born on June 1, 1929, as
Fatima A. Rashid. She was introduced to films as Baby Rani in Talash-E-Haq.
Nargis was not trained in any film institute. It was in the school of
life that she learnt to observe human beings, their follies, foibles,
strengths and weaknesses.