February 29, 2004
46-year-old Radha Patel gave birth to her own grandchildren, last month,
not only did it trigger a debate about the ethics of surrogate
motherhood but also led to a discussion on the checks and balances
needed when man decides to intervene and control the process of
reproduction. She had been implanted with embryos created from her
daughter's eggs at a private IVF clinic.
Unbearable burden of plenty
And then you have victims of fertility.
Philip visits a basti in
Jaipur where a dozen children are no big deal
difficult to believe that Salma Rehman was only 40. She appeared to have
crossed the Biblical three score. Her emaciated, drooping body, sagging
facial muscles and halting voice spoke eloquently about her present
leap in time
from 2004 being a leap year, this time February is unique in one more
way. It has five Sundays. In the last century, the month of February in
the leap years 1920, 1948 and, 1976 had five Sundays. The next February
with five Sundays will fall in 2032. This event repeats itself every 28
fame on sand
Pattnaik of Orissa has been doing India proud in an unusual field: sand
sculptures. Hailing from the beach town of Puri, he has been making sand
sculptures for more than 13 years now and has won accolades in India and
sports & success
you want to score a goal, make sure you put some grass from the pitch
inside your shirt. And if you want your team to win, never whistle on
the bus. Cynics may scoff at this
but for Romanian soccer players, coaches and club owners such
superstitions are a sure way to success.
instrument triggers noise of protests
of musical instruments made of lizard skins, though prohibited by law,
flourishes at a religious fair held in an Orissa town, say activists.
The instruments are sold at the grand
annual religious fair at Joranda, a pilgrimage centre in Dhenkanal
district, 130 km from here, for followers of the Mahima Dharma religious
movement founded in 1828.
medal for collecting medals
Bhupinder Singh’s collection of medals, rated as the world’s largest
collection during his time, is truly mind-boggling now. He outdid
himself in collecting medals in the same way he had outdone himself in
so many fields. He headed the Chamber of Princes despite being the head
of a small princely state.
of remixes won't last"
KAPOOR, Bollywood's yesteryear singer whose high-pitched voice has
shades of the richness that characterised the singing of his guru
Mohammed Rafi, has had a whole generation of serious listeners hooked to
his patriotic and even romantic numbers.
of Sneha's sur
DIL... Dil Ki Duniya from Yaadein, Jaa Sanam Mujhko Hai from
Na Tum Jaano Naa Hum, Thoda Thoda Sone Ka Rang from Ek Aur Ek
Gyarah and Om Jai Jagdish from Baghban— all these
popular songs have something in common. They have been sung by
21-year-old Sneha Pant.
comes full circle for Sohail
After biting the dust
with his acting debut in Maine Dil Tujh Ko Diya, Sohail Khan has
turned producer with I, Proud To Be An Indian. The actor,
director and now producer plans to provide meaningful cinema only,
writes Avinash Kalla.
is fast proving that he isn’t merely a reel fighter but a real one as
well. He has put his disastrous debut in Maine Dil Tujh Ko Diya
behind him and just shrugs it off as a bad dream. But talk to him about
his cameo in Darna Mana Hai, and a smile brightens the face of
Salman Khan’s kid brother Sohail.