A chosen people
The Brogpas are said to be of Indo-Aryan stock and came
down the Indus centuries ago. Whether it is German women who seek
Brogpas for racially pure progeny or anthropologists researching their
life, these Aryans continue to fascinate. Aditi Tandon
reports from Ladakh.
of the cold desert fades away as you enter the Southern foothills of the
Ladakh range. Perched on the rugged cliffs of Batalik sector is a
cluster of four villages that have captured the world’s imagination
with claims of their pure Aryan descent.
Punjabi Singapore de
Quite a number of students in
Singapore are interested in learning Punjabi. Roopinder
first post-9/11 flight that this writer took was in the backdrop of
heightened security and the controversy regarding the wearing of
headgear in schools in France, both of which triggered off a certain
degree of apprehension.
of the waste
Greenpeace’s campaign is
making students aware of waste management, global warming and
deforestation, writes Gitanjali Sharma
want to plant a peepal tree in the open space near my house,"
says Ankita, a student of St Peter’s School, Chandigarh. "For
wooden furniture, we must cut down only old trees which give us less
oxygen," parrots her classmate Shivika.
Ervell E. Menezes
Mira Nair’s Vanity Fair released last month, it was her tenth
feature film. Though she has covered a wide range of subjects she
seems to be most at home with immigrant or Indian diaspora films
because she is able to feel this uprooting and assimilation of other
of the heroine
that season again when leading ladies take centrestage in Bollywood
while male superstars have to be content with being relegated to the
beauty queen for Bollywood
After a cameo in Khalid
Mohammed’s Tehzeeb, Diana Hayden took time to decide whether
she should woo Bollywood or stay away. But the arc-lights proved too
tempting for her. Diana’s next Ab Bas is soon to be released.
In an exclusive interview to Vickey Lalwani, Diana
talks of her life and work.
A royal treat
colour version of Indian cinema’s biggest blockbuster of all time, K.
Asif’s Mughal-e-Azam, will hit the big screen on Divali,
November 12. For the first time, a digitally refurbished version of the
film’s original soundtrack will be released after 44 years.