“A few more
whacks of the ice-axe, a few very weary steps, and we were on the
6.30 am we crawled slowly out of the tent and stood on our little ledge.
Already the upper part of the mountain was bathed in sunlight. It looked
warm and inviting, but our ledge was dark and cold. We lifted our oxygen
on to our backs and slowly connected up the tubes to our face-masks.
of being in exile
dreams impossible dreams, seen through rose-tinted glasses, sometime or
the other in a lifetime. In one’s teens, however—perhaps because the
rose-tint is untainted by the grays of skepticism—one also manages to
make the impossible possible sometimes, I suppose, through the sheer
optimism and stubbornness typical of the young.
place of grandparents is with grandkids, not in old-age homes
am sad to learn that like in the western countries, old-peoples’ homes
are mushrooming in our country too. It is indeed as shameful as it is
heart-rending. Those who want to remain deprived of the love and doting
affection of parents and grandparents by sending them to old-peoples’
homes simply do not realise what they are missing.
River-rafting on the Ganga, an increasingly popular sport, has more than
its share of adventure, discovers Sudha Mahalingam.
artist’s palette could have reproduced the colour scheme as
strikingly. On the one side are the emerald mountains - majestic and
rising almost vertically. On the other hand, the dazzling white beaches
with their fine powdery sand interrupted by stretches of grey rocks of
assorted shapes and sizes.
‘Gospel pop’ finds few takers
have heard of Indo-western fusion music, fusion wear, fusion food...even
fusion architecture and interiors. But when it comes to fusing religion
and more particularly, drawing together elements from diverse faiths and
rituals, eyebrows are bound to be raised.
Honour for Bollywood’s thinking actress
tribute extended by London’s National Film Theatre (NFT) to Shabana
Azmi is the latest in a series of international honours showered on
India’s leading actress-activist. Six films have been chosen for the
occasion: Ankur, Khandahar, Anjuman, Immaculate Conception, Fire and