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Where love has gone

Before one can say congrats to a newly-wed young couple, it is splitsville. Expectations from marriages have changed. Moving in and out of marriages is not seen as very different from switching jobs. It is part of a lifestyle where mobility is the mantra for success, writes Aruti Nayar

Greek pride
The Parthenon is the most important and characteristic monument of the ancient Greek civilisation and still remains its international symbol. Shirish Joshi on this architectural masterpiece.

Oasis in a desertland
The scenic beauty of Udaipur, combined with the monuments which are a tribute to its glorious past, make it a touristsí delight, writes Desh Raj Kaistha
U
DAIPUR, once the capital of Mewar, lies nearly 2,500 ft above the sea level. The city has a healthy climate and the heat is never excessive. The winter months are delightful for visiting the beautiful city.

MehmoodFunniest of the funnies
Nirupama Dutt
L
OOKING back at the time when Mehmood, or Mamdu Bhai, as he was called in some films, one is transported to childhood in the 60s. The man who laced our salad days with laughter aplenty was none other than this comedian who tickled the funny bone so well. Those were the days of comedians like Johnny Walker, Rajendra Nath, Om Prakash, and in smaller roles funnies like Dhumil, Sundar, Jagdeep and others.

Namesake trouble
V. Gangadhar
S
AY, who was that Tamil actor bloke who shot at and wounded MGR on the jaw in the 1950ís? Wasnít it some Radha? No, not the suave and good looking M.K Radha who was under contract to Gemini studios but the wild looking, Dravida Kazhagam stalwart, M.R.Radha who had a political grudge against MGR?

Webs of thrill
Mark Kermode
B
ACK in the early 80s, the UK distributor of director Sam Raimiís fabulous feature debut, The Evil Dead, faced prosecution under the British Obscene Publications Act. The allegation was that its product, with its endless scenes of zombies being bashed with shovels, picks and chainsaws, demonstrated a tendency to "deprave and corrupt" audiences.

COLUMNS

TELEVISION: One-woman show

CONSUMER RIGHTS: Staple neglect
Pushpa Girimaji

HOLLYWOOD HUES: Timeless classic in modern context
Ervell E. Menezes

LIFE'S LESSONS: Just listen

FOOD TALK: Our very own ishtoo
Pushpesh Pant

ULTA PULTA: Spell-mell
Jaspal Bhatti

BRIDGE

BOOKS

OFF THE SHELF
A message neither time nor custom can stale
by V. N. Datta
Guru Nanak: His Life and Teachings
by Roopinder Singh.
Rupa & Co., New Delhi.
Pages IX+83. Rs 295.

BESTSELLERS

CLIPPING

The other side of IT
by Surinder S. Jodhka
Information Revolution and India: A Critique
by S.S. Gill.
Rupa, New Delhi.
Pages XIII+329. Rs 395.

Itís all in the mind
by Kavita Soni-Sharma
The Splintered Mind: Understanding Schizophrenia
by Dr Vijay Nagaswami.
Penguin Books, New Delhi.
Pages 223. Rs 295.

A master of verse
by Mukul Bansal
Dom Moraes. Collected Poems, 1954-2004.
Penguin Books.
Pages 355. Rs 395.

Desi lives on alien shores
by Gitanjali Sharma
Suburban Sahibs
by S. Mitra Kalita.
Penguin Books. Pages 180. Rs 250.

SHORT TAKES
Reflections on life and nature
by Randeep Wadehra

Fixations
by Kota V. Subbaram.
Impromptu.
Pages ix+5. Rs. 100.

PUNJABI REVIEW
Bhai Ditt Singh remembered
by T. S. Tarsi

Bhai Ditt Singh Giani: Jeevan, Rachna Te Shaksiat
by Dr Karnail Singh Somal.
Giani Dit Singh Memorial International Society, Chandigarh.
Pages 296. Rs 220.

The tale behind Canterbury Tales
by Andrew Cawthorne


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