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Eye of the century

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson
1908 - 2004

Photos by the legendary lensman and a tribute to him by Raghu Rai
H
enri Cartier-Bresson had a deep and fascinating relationship with reality. Photography, for him, was a medium for discovering and communicating a myriad facets and depths of reality "You close one eye and look at the world from the window of the camera with the other eye.

Portrait of an unsung artist
Balvinder pays a tribute to Surinder K. Bharadwaj, a prominent artist, who passed away recently.
B
orn in 1938 at Lahore, Surinder K. Bhardwaj completed his professional art study from the local college of art known as Punjab School of Arts, at Shimla.

Colours of patriotism
M.L. Dhawan recounts how the freedom struggle has been depicted on the silver screen down the years

E
very year on August 15 Indians wake up to the tunes of Apni azadi ko hum hargiz mitta sakte nahin, Mera rang de basanti chola, Kar chale hum fida jan-o-tan sathiyo ab tumhare hawaley wattan sathiyo. 

Diamonds for every pocket
The mines on the border of Guinea are run on state-of-the-art machinery, writes Trilochan Singh Trewn

A
fter a fortnight of staying in the harbour city of Cape Town, we were looking forward to a halt at Laspalmas in the Canary Islands of western Africa. 

Guru of sensitive cinema
A retrospective of Guru Duttís films held in Delhi recently showcased the actor-directorís immense contribution to cinema. Nirupama Dutt recalls his timeless classics.

T
here are takers for the magical black and white cinema of Guru Dutt even some four decades after his death. 

Gulzarís vision of timeless classics
Poet-filmmaker Gulzar talks to Saibal Chatterjee about his much-awaited TV serial on Munshi Premchandís stories.
G
ulzar has been an indefatigable creative force for the past four decades. A poet-lyricist-writer-scenarist, he has to his credit over 50 screenplays, five anthologies of poetry, two collections of short stories, 16 books for children and countless memorable lyrics.

Designer debut
A
fter keeping his distance from Bollywood for 14 years, hot shot designer J.J. Valaya has decided to make his debut in Madhur Bhandarkarís Page 3. And no, unlike other designers, he is not doing anybodyís costumes. 

COLUMNS

TELEVISION: Motherís the word

CONSUMER RIGHTS: 
Quality service 
Pushpa Girimaji

LIFE'S LESSONS
: Meeting God

FOOD TALK
: King Curry
Pushpesh Pant

GARDEN LIFE: Go green, the designer way
Sonia Dhami

ULTA PULTA
: Media hype 
Jaspal Bhatti

HOLLYWOOD HUES: Avoidable violence
Ervell E. Menezes

BRIDGE

BOOKS

A world turned upside down
by Rumina Sethi

Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction
by Robert J. C. Young. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Pages 180. £ 6.99.

Lives interrupted, dreams live on
by Roopinder Singh
Dreams after Darkness
by Manraj Grewal. Rupa & Co., New Delhi. Pages 224. Rs 395.

Life and language
by Shastri Ramachandaran

A Place to Live Contemporary Tamil Short Fiction
Edited by Dilip Kumar translated by Vasantha Surya Penguin, New Delhi. Rs 250. Pages 276.

Punjabi review
A humorous trip down memory lane
by Nirupama Dutt
Mera Pind
by Giani Gurdit Singh. Sahit Parkashan, Chandigarh. Pages 544. Rs 200.

Encounter with a torrid past
by Rajdeep Bains

The Wages of Life
by Vikram Kapur. Srishti. Pages 239. Rs 250.

books received: hindi

Ageing gracefully
by R. L. Singal

The Greying of India
by Rajgopal Dhar Chakraborti. Sage Publications, New Delhi. Pages 470. Rs 880.

Excesses of the last Vasco
by Aditi Garg
Goa, and the Blue Mountains Or Six Months of Sick Leave
by Richard F. Burton. Penguin Books. Pages 240. Rs 250.

Short takes
by Randeep Wadehra

Look, the Moon!
Kolaba
What plagues the police

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