Sunday, November 16, 2003



New-age entrepreneur: young, dynamic and successful
Avinash Kalla

What would you do if you were all of 28 years, a high-flying marketing manager in a multinational and single? Would you be putting in that extra bit to reach the top of the corporate ladder? If the answer is yes, you are a conventional corporate animal. According to the new management jargon, your next step would be to become a dynamic entrepreneur. Today, the concept of success has altered so dramatically that attaining the numero uno spot in an office is not necessarily the done thing among young B-school grads. They are changing track and venturing where few have gone before. Take the case of Marya Gaurav, the chairman of Franchise India Holding Limited. The 29-year-old electronics engineering student of D.Y. Patil Engineering College, Pune, first set up Career Consultants, the first of its kind registered firm that guided students to seek admissions in various engineering colleges.

New-age entrepreneur: young, dynamic and successful

Flavours from a Bengali rasoi
Malabika Sen
engali food is not just about a thali of rice or bowl of fish. Food is an important part of Bengali culture and a leisurely meal of many items, which requires long hours of labour and ingenuity in the kitchen tells an interesting tale of the lifestyle of the Bengalis. Fish, of course, is the main course and a meal without it is just unthinkable.

Environmental concerns
Meghalaya’s nemesis: Jhum and mines
Peeyush Agnihotri
hum cultivation, limestone quarrying and coal mining are ruining the ecology of Meghalaya hills. The majestic mountains are in a shambles and the forest canopy lies in tatters. One of the primary threats to the forests is jhum (shifting cultivation), the practice of clearing land and cultivating it for a short period of time, until the soil is depleted, and then abandoning it and clearing more land for cultivation.

King without royal trappings
Trilochan Singh Trewn

EELING privileged for having had a direct dialogue with the bicycle-riding monarch of Sweden I am tempted to repeat it, before writing about Stockholm. It was late in afternoon when I contacted the librarian Ms Ivanson of the Bibliotek library close to the royal palace.

Down memory lane
Learning a lesson called life in a poet’s school
Sumangal Roy
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high.

IT seems that Rabindranath Tagore had the vision of Santiniketan in his mind when he composed these lines. For he created in Santiniketan and Visva Bharati University a sanctuary of freedom and promised its students freedom from fear and fanaticism, from the ugliness of heart and mind.

A face in the crowd
Rakhee Gupta
ight years ago, Divya Dutta took the train from Ludhiana for a three-month acting course in Mumbai and landed a role in Train to Pakistan. Playing a 16-year-old crooner-dancer who entertains older men, she bagged a nomination for the best supporting actress in the national awards.



'ART AND SOUL: Seasons of longing
B.N. Goswamy

GARDEN LIFE: Amla, jamun plants regain popularity
Satish Narula

DREAM THEME: Dreaming of bells
Vinaya K. Manhas

LESSONS FROM LIFE: Success can be yours!

ULTA-PULTA: A royal study tour
Jaspal Bhatti

TRAVEL: Time and history stand still in Mrs Braganza’s house
Rajbir Deswal

TELEVISION: Turning into a travelling show!
Mukesh Khosla

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Encounter extraordinary
Vickey Lalwani.


Beyond the boundary 
Rumina Sethi
Mirrors and Gestures: Conversations with Women Dancers.
by C. S. Lakshmi, Kali for Women, New Delhi. Pages 472. Rs. 400.

Revamping Indian polity
Ram Varma
Building a Vibrant India, Democracy, Development and Ethics
by M.M. Luther; Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi. Rs 475. Pages 600.

Reforms, not replacement
Randeep Wadehra
Democracy is Demonocracy
by Opender Nath Karir; Sahasrara Publications, Noida. Rs. 495. 
Pages 495.

Courage derived from nature
Sukhdev Singh
Aparajito, The Unvanquished
by Bhibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay, translated by Gopa Majumdar, HarperCollins, New Delhi. Rs 295. Pages 478.

You can get a new copy of The Namesake

Pathetic strider’s five minutes of fame
Chetna Keer Banerjee
The Long Strider
by Dom Moraes & Sarayu Srivatsa. Penguin. Pages 359. Rs 425.

War through a child’s eyes
M.L. Raina
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood 
by Marjane Satrapi. Translated from the French by Mattias Ripa and Blake Ferris. Pantheon, New York. Pages 117. $17.95. 

On trail of the blue bear in Alaskan wilderness
Rajdeep Bains
The Blue Bear
by Lynn Schooler. Arrow Books. Pages 285. £ 4.55.

Searing indictment of the mess that is Pak cricket
V. Gangadhar
Cutting Edge: My Autobiography
by Javed Miandad with Saad Shafqat. Oxford University Press. 
Pages 344. Rs 495.

Read this before donning the apron for first time!
Gitanjali Sharma
The First-time Cookbook
by Janet and Sayeed Rizvi. HarperCollins. Pages 297. Rs 295.