Lenient punishment and lax
implementation of the law is responsible for the flourishing illegal
trade in endangered species, writes Arup Chanda
is turning out to be a hub of smuggling in endangered species of
animals not only in south India but also in South-East Asia. The
amount involved runs into several billions of rupees.
Call of the divine
The annual pilgrimage to Manimahesh in Chamba draws nearly one lakh devotees from all over the country.
Balkrishan Prashar reports
— the holy Kailash — is located at an altitude of 5656 m. Down the
foothills at an altitude of 4170 m nestles the scintillating Manimahesh
lake. Mount Kailash, believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva, falls in
the Bharmour tribal valley of Chamba district.
a few pounds in his pocket and dreams in his eyes, Dharam Bir Lall
embarked on a fateful journey from India to the United Kingdom in
1958, which took him to coveted stations in his career in foreign
Tea in Ritzy style
on how tea at the Ritz hotel in London is a style statement with a history behind it
the ultimate in tea-time treats, there is nothing to beat afternoon tea
at ‘Palm Court’ at London’s Ritz Hotel. It may even be referred
to, as the ultimate glitzy location for couples to meet. Not for the
jeans-clad lot however, this is where you dress up in right royal style.
In keeping with the baroque decor, it almost demands that guests ‘dress’
Moore’s last high
By turning up the heat with Fahrenheit 9/11 Michael Moore has given documentary films a new sheen, writes
former journalist and filmmaker Michael Moore, surprises never cease. In
May this year, his two-hour-long documentary, Fahrenheit 9/11,
won the Palme d’Or at the 57th Cannes Film Festival.
scripts another run
The grand old man of Tamil
politics will be donning his old mantle after a long gap of eight
years. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo M. Karunanidhi popularly
known as "Kalaignar" will return to his first love of
writing screenplay and dialogues for Tamil feature films.