May 9, 2004
|Driven by the falling
dollar rates, a willingness to empty wallets on satisfying wanderlust
and a desire to move beyond run-of-the-mill destinations, the Great
Indian Tourist is set to go places and how. The Tribune team of Gaurav
Choudhury, Chetna Keer Banerjee and Aruti
Nayar takes a look at the trends and
trails for this holiday season.
Fashion has little to hang on
At this year’s LIFW, the spotlight was on
Jesus-inspired robes and gypsy skirts and tops, writes Vimla
Lakme India Fashion Week seems to have brought out the worst in
some of India’s eminent designers. Why else should fashion concern
itself with eerie concepts like ‘After death’ or ‘The Resurrection
of the Lord’? Or for that matter with the costumes of India’s gypsy
the shadows to the pinnacle
In a moving tribute to
Tenzing Norgay, Yana Bey recounts the life
of the famous Sherpa who scaled Mount Everest.
year on May 9, only a few relatives and friends scattered over India,
Nepal, the USA and Australia quietly remember the death anniversary of
Tenzing Norgay. Tenzing was
born around 1914 while his mother was on a pilgrimage to Ghang-La
monastery in Tibet.
mythology on the wall
Saraf describes the manner in which frescoes in a Jammu temple
capture scenes from mythology.
the temple town, Jammu has innumerable temples in every locality. Some
of these temples have frescoes that are interesting. By far the most
fascinating frescoes are in the Purani Mandi temple dedicated to Lord
Rama. It was the old seat of the Dogra rulers till about 200 years back.
Point of untamed horses
Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary, situated on the eastern coast of
India near the Palk Straits, Tamil Nadu, is the only place where
visitors can see untamed or wild horses in India. Point Calimere’s horses are a uniform warm
reddish-brown colour, the only variation being in degrees of darkness.
Cannes: No Rai of hope for India
Ervell E. Menezes
May, it has to be Cannes season and all roads must lead to that seaside
town on the French Riviera that’ll play host to the 57th annual
Cannes film festival from this week. Cinephiles, glitterati, pampered
stars and starlets and wannabes from all corners of the globe will
descend on the hub, the Palais du Cinema, the Croisette (crossing) and
the lobbies of big hotels like the Charlton will be choc-a-bloc with
men, women and kids waiting to catch a glimpse of their favourite
stars and event too.
Ode to the ghazal king
maestro Ghulam Ali, on a recent visit to Patiala, lamented that of late
the great tradition of ghazal singing had reached rock bottom. Ghazals
were no longer as soulful as in the times of, say, K.L. Saigal, Begum
Akhtar and Talat Mahmood. Ghulam Ali is not the only singer to express
concern over the deterioration in film music in general and ghazal
singing, in particular.