Saturday, November 15, 2003

COLUMNS
SIGHT AND SOUND
THIS ABOVE ALL
STAMPED IMPRESSIONS
AUDIOSCAN
FASHION
NETPICK
FOR CHILDREN
CROSSWORD
WORD POWER
MIND GAMES
DID YOU KNOW...
RHYME TIME
ROOTS


A fine music tradition in ruins

The mazar of Mir Nasir Ahmad, founder of the Kapurthala music tradition.

The glorious history of the erstwhile state of Kapurthala not only speaks of its majestic buildings and palaces but also of a rich music tradition. This famous legacy, which was conceived by Mir Nasir Ahmad, a descendant of none other than Mian Tansen, has, however, passed into obscurity with time, writes Aditi Tandon.

Two Rustam-e-Hind in a family!
Jangveer Singh
P
alwinder Cheema did not have only lineage to his credit when he was born. Grandson of the legendary Kesar Pehalwan who claimed and won the 10-acre orchard and akhara of the even more illustrious Gama Pehalwan from Maharaja Yadavindra Singh after Partition, Palwinder weighed twelve pounds at birth and looked every inch a pehalwan even then, says his mother Harjinder Kaur Cheema.

Repaying a debt that nation owes to disabled soldiers
Priyanka Singh
Their hands were trained to handle sophisticated guns, now these mould wax for candles and weave yarn for jerseys, as these former soldiers in wheelchairs gather the threads of their lives to give it some meaning. Discharged from the defence forces following incapacitating spinal injuries and away from their native land, their home now is the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre in SAS Nagar.

 

COLUMNS

SIGHT & SOUND: What, no advertisements?
by Amita Malik

ZEROING IN ON... A gifted singer, composer
by Dharam Pal

THIS ABOVE ALL: Languages need infusion of foreign blood
by Khushwant Singh

GOOD MOTORING: Mobiles can increase mishap chances by 400 pc
by H. Kishie Singh

STYLE: Big, bizarre weddings out; traditional themes survive
by Sujata Tiwari

NETPICK: The golf ball
from Sunil Sharma

  FOR CHILDREN

CROSSWORD by Karuna Goswamy

WORD POWER Remembering Chacha Nehru
by Prerana Trehan

MIND GAMES  Her phone number
by Aditya Rishi

DID YOU KNOW...  Who was the first to wear a wrist watch?
by Gaurav Sood


RHYME TIME  God is in heaven

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