Sunday, April 4, 2004

ART & LITERATURE
'ART AND SOUL
MUSINGS
TIME OFF
ENTERTAINMENT
TELEVISION
GARDEN LIFE
NATURE
TRAVEL
RELATIONSHIPS
LIFE'S LESSONS
CONSUMER RIGHTS
BRIDGE
HOLLYWOOD FLICKS
DREAM THEME
ULTA-PULTA
INTERACTIVE FEATURE
CAPTION CONTEST


A search for totality
Daljeet, an art scholar, writes on the sacred, secular and aesthetic dimensions of the Sikh heritage.

SIKHISM did not approve of idol worship, but held in deity-like reverence things known to have remained associated with their Gurus, or formed part of spiritual sanctity, elevating them to status of timeless, formless entity, though such things were subject to decay, decomposition and change.

A road less travelled
Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu
C
HAMBAL. The very name invokes visions of an untamed land raw and powerful. A land that has harboured, over the years, innumerable mavericks from blue-blooded kings to dreaded dacoits. A land that never in our wildest dreams could have been envisaged as a recreation destination.

Saigal centenary
Salute to a legend
As the world pauses to remember K.L. Saigal on his birth centenary today, Pran Nevile takes a look at little-known facets of the man, while Devinder Bir Kaur reports on the efforts to keep his music alive.
H
E was all music, an extraordinary artiste and master of his craft. Whether K.L. Saigal sang better with or without liquor is of little importance. Sadly though, there is hardly any written material on Saigal and his life. No diaries, letters, interviews or media coverage.

COLUMNS

'ART AND SOUL: Dialogues across time & space
B.N. Goswamy

TELEVISION: Thakur of comedies

GARDEN LIFE: Peach within reach
Satish Narula

TRAVEL: Scintillating Santa Fe
Mohinder Singh

CONSUMER RIGHTS: Foreign food: Labelled to conceal
Pushpa Girimaji

BRIDGE

DREAM THEME: Rice spells fortune
Vinaya K. Manhas

ULTA-PULTA(Ig)nobel theft
Jaspal Bhatti

BOOKS

Off the Shelf
In grace with history
V. N. Datta
Visions of Politics, Volume 1, Regarding Method
by Quentin Skinner. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Pages 209. $ 23.

Funtastic nonsense
Prerana Trehan
Abol Tabol: The Nonsense World of Sukumar Ray
translated from the Bengali by Sampurna Chattarji. Puffin Books. Pages 172. Rs 199.

Crucible of change
Kanwalpreet
Reconstructing the world: B. R. Ambedkar and Buddhism in India.
edited by Sudendra Jondhale and Johannez Beltz. Oxford University Press, New Delhi. Pages 316. Rs 595.

The heartbreak of displacement
M.L. Raina
The Kite Runner: A Novel
by Khaled Hosseini. Riverhead (Penguin) Books, New York. Pages 324. $ 24.95 (hardback)

United by discord
R.L. Singal
Scene Changes in Kashmir, India and Pakistan
by Pran Chopra. Gyan Publishing House, New Delhi. Pages 280. Rs 540.

Conflicts in a fractured world
Jitendra Mohan
Rise of Terrorism and Secessionism in Eurasia
edited by V .D. Chopra. Gyan, New Delhi. Pages 340. Rs 660.

Views from classrooms
Aradhika Sekhon
Going to School in India
by Lisa Heydlauff.
Penguin Enterprise. Pages 144. Rs 495.

Managing change
D.S. Cheema
Organisation 21C
compiled by Subir Chaudhary. Pearson Education. Pages 384.
Rs 350.

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