The Word of Faith
|The compilation of the Adi Granth four centuries
ago gave the Sikhs their definitive scripture, Guru Granth Sahib,
writes Roopinder Singh
Guru Granth Sahib is indeed unique in its thought, literary
expression and the message it continues to communicate centuries after
it was written. Exalted thought needs to be transported on the vehicle
of language to reach the masses. Poetic expression lifts prose to a
Amritsar as a future destination
the story of a city which was founded by Guru Ram Das and developed
methodically by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. An invitation was extended to a
varied lot of people from 22 different vocations to set up shop, and
start a modern city around the Golden Temple.
A week-long festival
of documentaries in New Delhi showed the growing richness and dynamism
of this genre of films. Saibal Chatterjee reports.
small, tentative step taken a little over three years ago has now
grown into a full-fledged movement. Confirmation of that salutary
expansion was available all through the duration of Open Frame 2004, a
week-long international festival of documentary and reality films that
concluded in New Delhi's India Habitat Centre on September 2.
The recent trend of veteran
actresses getting plum roles seems a healthy sign for a Bollywood
obsessed with nymphets. But are things really changing? Lata
Khubchandani checks out.
Bollywood suddenly waking up to the potential of veteran actresses? It
would seem so as there is a sudden spurt of demand for 40 plus, even
60 plus actresses, for the big screen. It is tempting to assume that
Bollywood is ultimately paying tribute to its veterans — something
that has not been done hitherto.
The unspoilt and idyllic
environs of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh make it an unforgettable
visit, writes Partha S. Banerjee
those bitten by the travel bug, few regions in India seem as enticing
as this remote, unspoilt northeastern state with its pristine forests,
distinctive tribal culture, ancient Buddhist monasteries and high
snow-clad Himalayan peaks.
Ervell E. Menezes
States President George W. Bush was in a classroom of children in
Florida reading the poem "My Pet Goat" when he was
notified of the second attack on the World Trade Center. But he failed
to react and in fact continued to talk with the kids for the next
seven minutes before leaving the classroom.