Way to the top
are winners in one of the toughest tests
conducted by the UPSC. Tripti Nath and Geetanjali
Gayatri talk to the first five civil services toppers who are
raring to go.
are a number of new, attractive and lucrative jobs, but the civil
services continue to remain the most coveted career option for the
younger generation. Over three lakh candidates applied for the 2003
civil services examination. Of these, 1,60,788 students appeared in the
preliminary examination. For the main examination, only 5,973 qualified
and 1,179 were called to face the interview board.
Roopa Mishra, who stood first in the civil services exam. — Photo by Bibhuti Mishra
goal is the Grammy
The three-member Incinerator
rocks Chandigarh with funky beats, says Kanwal Singh.
the barriers of culture, age, class and religion, music is food for the
soul. It has the power to drive one’s inner being to unconquered
heights. Contributing to the world of rock, are some lethally talented
musicians from Chandigarh.
Incinerator is going places. — Photo by the writer
of Rathore’s Rajputana
and genteel, Raghavendra Rathore from the royal lineage of Jodhpur
synthesises the best of the East and West in his creations, ranging from
haute couture to designer chocolates. Rathore continues to derive
inspiration from the colourful land of the Rajputs despite living in the
US for 11 years, finds Rashmi Kushwaha
in an interview with the fashion icon.
shot at singing
Kapoor is following in the footsteps of all those actresses who wanted
to double up as playback singers. In Govind Nihalani’s Dev, she
has recorded a song Tum nahin paas they jab for music composer