Peep into Bengali culture through handicrafts
AT the first instance it seems like any other craft mela but the exhibition of Bengal handicrafts at the Panchayat Bhavan, Sector 18 is different as far as the concept is concerned. Swayambhar
NARI, a no-profit organisation, that has brought craftsmen and handicraft items from Bengal is what makes it different from the other exhibitions held in the city from time to time.
Handicraft items on display
Contraband cigarettes a fad with city youth
|Neeraj Tyagi, a business executive, loves his Rothmans fag. Till three years ago, this tobacco lover was dependent on his friends and cousins abroad to send him some of his favourite cigarettes, or would pick them up while holidaying on foreign shores.
Contraband cigarettes are easily available in the city.
— Photo by Manoj Mahajan
Theatre is his first love
Seven tough years in Bollywood have only hardened his resolve to return to his first love- theatre. Abhay
Bhargav, TV artiste-turned-theatre activist- turned- film artiste, says he longs to return to the live media.
Artist’s gratitude to Creator
He believes in sharing his multifarious talents to honour his Creator. Joshua John, 24, is a trained drummer, a painter... and a pastor under training.
The young man, who halted in the city briefly, while on a trip to Himachal, believes in living life to its full... and teaching the same to others.
A three-day slimming carnival has been organised at the VLCC, Sector 9, to help people get “the body they deserve.” The carnival is being held simultaneously at Chandigarh, Panchkula and Ambala centres.
Smirnoff goes in for relaunch
Smirnoff, premium vodka manufacturer, is working on distinctive packaging and a global advertising campaign to reinforce its premium status and quality.
It has unveiled a sleek bottle and bold television and print ads as part of a global relaunch that hits India today.
It’s my life
I like to experiment with ideas
Experimenting with ideas has been part and parcel of my character. My interest and aptitude for fine arts, painting, drawing, sports and music has made me excel in all these fields. I have won a lot of prizes and medals in sports, including
throwball, roll ball, handball, athletics, kho-kho and skating.
Hospice completes a year
Chandigarh, January 19
A function was organised on the completion of one year of Chandigarh Hospice being run by the Indian National Red Cross Society in association with the Department of Radiotherapy, PGI, at Sector 43 today.
Workshop to train drug regulatorsMohali, January 19
The first training programme under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare World Bank-assisted capacity building project was inaugurated today at NIPER here by Dr S.R. Gupta, Joint Drugs Controller (India).
45 examined at camp for psychiatric problemsChandigarh, January 19
As many as 45 patients were examined at a one-day camp for psychiatric problems held at the Civil Hospital in Manimajra today.
Patients with anxiety disorder, including adjustment problems, obsessive, compulsive disorder and hypochondriacal disorder were attended upon.
Reiki camp concludes Chandigarh, January 19
A two-day reiki healing camp organised by the Paradise Reiki Healing Organisation, a voluntary organisation, free of cost concluded here today.
The camps were conducted by Dr Sonika reiki grandmaster.