January 11, 2004
It was a series that was marked by battles of epic proportions. Defying all odds, Sourav Ganguly’s team performed like never before. Its grit, tenacity and the ability to stay focused won accolades from all over the world. Team India, it seems, has
arrived , and how! Ashwini
Bhatnagar dwells on the pride of this arrival
is no better sight in the world than seeing Virendra Sehwag cutting
loose from the word go. There is nothing more delectable in the world
than watching VVS Laxman’s wristy stroke play. There is nothing in
this world to match the Great Wall that Rahul Dravid is. There is no
compare to the Little Master, Sachin Tendulkar, in this world.
Steve. Well played!
SO many words get written
about Steve Waugh but his mother doesn’t need to go the distance. In
only a few, Bev Waugh is able to say it for all of us. "When
I look back on his career, I just think he’s been in that rare
position where he’s been able to change thousands of people’s
lives for the better."
moods & muse
WHAT to make of an artist who
first makes bold paintings of voluptuous women, complete with bare
breasts, and then sits back, proclaiming in all seriousness that he is
old-fashioned, traditional and happily married?
On the land where stood the great deras now walk corrupt men. If
religion itself is under assault, how can a heritage be preserved,
asks Anees Jung.
I went to Amritsar with
visions of experiencing a heritage that I associated with the Golden
Temple, and the Gurbani chanted from dawn to dusk and through
the night under the stars ringing serenity.
the ever delicious kheer the other day, I couldn’t help
admiring the taste and flavour imparted to it by those tiny yellow
petals of saffron.
the debonair dad with panache
From being down and out, he’s back like the proverbial phoenix.
Busier than ever before, the Big B was at his wittiest best as he
spoke to Vickey Lalwani at the music
launch of Aetbaar.
is not easy to explain the Amitabh Bachchan phenomenon even to Indian
teenagers- who missed out on the superstar's golden days in the 70s
and 80s--let alone to those unfamiliar with the world of Indian films
Reel rewind: 1998
that did Kuch Kuch... to moviemaking
M. L. Dhawan
RAMGOPAL Varma in his magnum
opus Satya took a close look at Mumbai’s underworld. Satya (Chakravarty),
worked in a seedy bar. Once he got into a brawl with a gangster and
was picked up from jail by another gangster Bhiku Mhatre (Manoj Bajpai),
after which he took to violent and wayward ways. He fell in love with
a chawl girl — Vidya (Urmila Matondkar).