May 23, 2004
A wake-up call
The night shift is one
of the biggest sleep stealers. Women on night duty miss out not only on
sleep but on family time as well, besides being vulnerable to health
problems, writes Surabhi Khosla.
may have woken up to their rights, and equality, however relative, has
opened up undreamt of avenues for work and advancement.
More room for art
there are numerous art galleries in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and
Bangalore, the cities north of the Capital, including Chandigarh, can
hardly boast of proper art spaces or famous galleries for artists to
display their works and interact with art lovers, writes Sumangal
is no substitute to beholding great works of art in their physical
reality. And which better place to view them but an art gallery. It is
here that we learn to see and feel something beyond the superficial
vision – a loftier reality. It is here that we experience an aesthetic
bliss akin to ananda (spiritual joy).
Education to excel
Scindia School in Gwalior is rated as one of the
finest public schools for boys. Rajmeet
Singh gives his impressions
after a visit to the school.
within the imposing Gwalior Fort, Scindia school not only preserves the
107-year-old legacy of the Sardars but also embodies a futuristic vision
of education. By the time we reached the school, it was sunset.
White kurta-pyjama-clad students were marching towards Astachal,
a semi-circular, open-air amphitheatre from where the sunset is viewed.
Ruchika M. Khanna
inimitable style strikes you—quite like the detective he portrayed in
the serial Byomkesh Bakhshi or the rejected son in Zubeida.
Rajit Kapoor, an actor par excellence, is still in
search of that perfect role.
Rajit Kapoor. — Photo by Parvesh Chauhan
|On top of the world, looking down on creation
In the landscape of Lahaul Spiti, the mystic merges
with the poetic, says P.C.
and Spiti. Spiti stems from two words Sa Piti, literally meaning,
the country (Sa) of Piti river (Spiti). Not many people know the
meaning and origin of the words- Similarly, the Spiti and upper Lahaulis
call themselves La-Yul-Mis, the folks from the god’s land.
Lahaul Spiti is an important plank of the monastic travel circuit but awe-inspiring mountains and rich riverscapes leave all the tourists spell bound
thousand years ago Giza, situated on Nile’s west bank, became the
royal necropolis, or burial place, for Memphis, the capital city of the
pharaoh. Today, Giza is a suburb of rapidly growing Cairo, the largest
city in Africa and the fifth largest in the world.
No thank you, we are Indian
Madan M. Mathur
day I went to the post office to buy some stamps. The lady at the
counter was quite prompt in attending to me. I gave her a friendly smile
and said, "thank you". In return, she glared at me with a
suspicious expression, which appeared to brand me as a dirty old man
trying to make a pass.
Yuva is on the Run
The summer movie fest has been set rolling with
several big releases. Among the season’s sizzlers are two starring
Abhishek Bachchan—Yuva and Run. Still in search of that
one elusive hit, both films are crucial for Bachchan Jr. He talks
his roles and expectations.
young director, from 36-year-old Tigmanshu Dhulia (Charas) to
38-year-old Farah Khan (Main Hoon Na) is out to pay obeisance to
the Bollywood of the 1970s. Entire scenes, names of characters, costumes
and other elements of that era are now re-surfacing in different forms
on the Hindi screen.