Tabu plays Lady Macbeth
THIS is one Bollywood actress who
cannot be slotted with an image. She started out as the Ruk Ruk Ruk girl
from Vijaypath some 15 years ago. A stalled film and months of
waiting later, she migrated down South, doing almost a dozen potboilers
in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam — all of them hits.
of the Everest
spent a night with us in Pune on her way back to England from a school
in the deep south where she had taught for ten weeks; enormous classes
of a hundred girls. Mary, let me call her that, had just finished at a
good public school in England and would be going up to Cambridge in
October to read French and German.
HOBBIES & PASSIONS
pursuits of famous scientists
Ronald Ross could take time off from his pursuit of the malarial
parasite to write poetry and play the piano, in India, we had Homi
Bhabha, the father of the nation’s nuclear programme who was also a
violinist and painter, and another physicist, Satyen Bose, who composed
complicated ragas on his esraj.