Chandigarh losing its edge
Chandigarh’s fringes are being ravaged like never before. Thousands of illegal constructions have come up, destroying the greens meant to shield the city. The Punjab Capital Periphery Control Act seems to have lost its relevance. The Act requires to be recast if the city’s natural cover
has to be salvaged. Aditi Tandon and Chitleen K. Sethi report
age catches on with Chandigarh, jungles of concrete are slowly moving in
and gobbling up the greens around it. The concept of planned urban
development that formed the very spirit of the city’s Master Plan lies
in shreds as lure of the land entices speculators to flout laws.
Periphery Act needs changes
the Brief Review of Work Done in Chandigarh since November 1966,
M.S. Randhawa had noted: "Out of the 10,649 plots sold in
Chandigarh, only 5265 have been built upon and 5384 are still lying
vacant...To keep developed urban land un-built is a national waste.
WAY TO LEH
Grandeur and garbage
H. Kishie Singh
Manali, at 2050 m above the sea level, we start the climb to the Rohtang
Pass at 3980 m. It is the first of the five high passes to be crossed to
MGM: Moving landmark
Sony’s takeover of MGM Studio evokes nostalgia among those who grew up on MGM musicals, says
Ervell E Menezes, as he looks back at the ever-lasting contribution of the studio to Hollywood.
The news that the MGM studio
was being bought by a group headed by Sony Corporation of America was
received with a tinge of sadness for the Metro-Goldwyn Mayer lot was at
one time the most hallowed turf in Hollywood.
Bard comes to Bollywood
takes a passage to India in Stephen Beresford’s new production.
Monsoon rain lashes down on a set of shuttered houses, the design tilted
at a tipsy angle redolent of the prevailing lack of emotional
Music greats through Lata’s eyes
M. L. Dhawan
On the occasion of her 76th
birthday on September 28, Lata Mangeshkar goes down the memory lane and
pays glowing tributes to composers along with whom she heralded and
sustained the golden era of film music.
to legendary qawwal
Good news for connoisseurs of
qawwali. ETC Music will today telecast Sajdaa - a musical tribute to
the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, whose qawwalis will be sung by the
Bollywood singing sensation Kailash Kher of the Allah ke bande and
Rang de fame.
of Bollywood in Queen’s land
King of Bollywood
starring Om Puri was the opening film at the six-day Bite the Mango
film festival in Britain. The festival will conclude on September 30.