Colours of prejudice
|The Indian fascination for fair skin remains undimmed.
Light-skinned women are seen as beautiful, pure and innocent and the dark are assumed to be sinister, sexy seductresses. Former
Vimla Patil looks at our colour fixation.
Kanwal Singh on the feat accomplished by Aaina Jain and her team, which won the Space Settlement Design Contest
in the USA.
Space has always held her
interest. On a visit to NASA at the impressionable age of four, she was
fascinated by the satellites and did not want to come out of the
complex. When she was in class sixth, she went to the Nainital
Observatory and asked a number of questions from the in charge there.
Someone, somewhere has passed a witty, wise or outrageous remark on almost
every subject under the sun. Would you like to borrow them, asks Frances
Soap scene to spice up
Family soaps seldom go out of fashion
as these are assured of a committed audience and, hence, respectable TRPs.
However, of late, the soap scene on Punjabi channels has been rather dismal. But
a revival of sorts seems to be in the offing. Naseehat, which tackles
assorted social evils, is coming soon on DD Punjabi.