comes to their aid
Gagandeep Kaur reports on how an organisation has tapped the
talent of special children through art and enriched their lives.
It is now
generally accepted that the arts serve as an effective therapy for
differently-abled children. But when Delhi-based NGO Very Special Arts
India (VSAI) was established in 1986, this concept was still novel.
yatra of the God who lives like a man
Lord Jagannath, whose birthday is celebrated on the day of the full
moon in June (Jyestha), is loved like a mortal by his devotees,
writes Bibhuti Misra.
a religious festival, The
ratha yatra stands apart from other such celebrations due to the
emotional involvement that fills the air with colour and joy.
D.S. Kapoor describes the joy and wonder of a long-awaited trip
to Hemkunt Sahib.
the lap of higher Himalayas, in
Uttarkhand, lies Sri Hemkunt Sahib, 15200 feet above sea level in the
Chamoli district of Uttaranchal. This is a unique Sikh Shrine at the
highest pilgrimage spot in the world.
healer of the mind
it is normal for most
living beings to suffer from some kind of physical ailment, human
beings are unique for they suffer from a number of disorders that do
not appear to have a physical cause, these are mental disorders. And
there are doctors who specialise in treating such disorders. Dr N. L.
Dosajh has spent his entire life in the service of those who are
tormented by the demons of the mind.
tickets can help filmmakers too”
distributor and producer Manoj Desai has been in the film industry for
31 years. The executive director of the Gaiety-Galaxy multiplex as
well as Mumbai’s famous Maratha Mandir theatres, he’s a lone
crusader for low rates of cinema tickets. He talks to V.
Gangadhar about the role and problems of single theatres in
this age of multiplexes.
Devinder Bir Kaur
pitter-patter, the heavy
downpour... there’s something about the rains. They evoke our senses
in a magical way. And who better than Bollywood filmmaker for
rendering this quality? Filmmakers have used rain sequences with
unfailing regularity to arouse a touch of romance combined with an
element of sensuality.