script writer, lyricist. Film director Gulzar, aka Sampuran Singh, is
one of the most versatile artistes to leave his mark on cinema as well
as literature. Winner of five National Awards and 17 Filmfare trophies
besides the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Padma Bhushan, he opens up
in an exclusive interview with V. Gangadhar
‘Boskyana’, Gulzar’s bungalow at Pali Hill, a Mumbai suburb, the
two dogs, ‘Pali’ the big bulldog, and ‘Kalia’ the smaller one,
were friendly and frolicsome.
kudi in LAHORE
Mansingh Chowdhry recounts her recent visit to Pakistan. Her
theatre group The Company performed Sibo In Supermarket for the
Ajoka theatre festival in Lahore
before leaving Chandigarh for the Wagah border, we were informed that
the immigration papers had not yet reached the border post.
single men feel that women television news presenters can make ideal
partners for them, according to a research.
stormy year ahead
Chandra makes predictions for Samvatsara 2062
Samvatsara year 2062 commences its journey at 2.50 a.m. during the
night between April 8 and 9. However, according to a statutory mandate
of our astrological code, the first bright lunar day of Chaitra (Shukla Pratipada) must touch the first rays of the sun to be
designated as the Samvatsara Day.
Kumar on the Goan festival in which Hindus and Christians pray
30-minutes away from the Calangute beach, a small hamlet in Siolim,
Goa is struggling to maintain a centuries old tradition that enjoins
Hindus and Catholics to salute Zagorio, the formless village
lived life to the full
Rajamani pays a tribute to Gemini Ganesan, the Tamil superstar
whose real and reel life were both enthused with a free spirit
Ganesan, who died on March 22, was the last of the trinity of
celluloid pantheon in Tamil Nadu, where cinema is nothing short of
religion and stars no less than deities. The other two were M.G.
Ramachandran and Sivaji Ganesan. The three dominated Kollywood from
1950’s to 1980’s.
to the thespian
Kumar may well have retired from films, but his iconic appeal
persists. The hero of such all-time hit as Mughal-e-Azam, Ganga-Jamuna
and Sagina Mahato has been the subject of countless books
over the years. And now a documentary is being made on him, by none
other than Subhash Ghai.
on comeback trail