evolved from a harvest festival embodying religious fervour to a
global celebration of Punjabi exuberance. Nirupama
Dutt captures the flavour of Baisakhi from Damdama Sahib to
you have come for the Baisakhi Mela?" The rickshawala asks in his
earthy Punjabi and before waiting for an answer asks another question,
"Why havenít you brought your children?" ĎChildrení in
Punjabi parlance includes the spouse.
Baisakhi of 1919
Blossoms and waves
In a landscape being
overtaken by steel and concrete, Roopinder Singh
escapes to a stretch of earth, trees and the sea
The tourism industry and the hype that it has created through its
advertising campaigns, travel brochures and websites, has desensitised
us to the beauty of "Godís Own Country," which has now
been reduced to a clichť. However, the memory of Kovalam visited 25
years ago was still fresh and beautiful. It is rare that the memories
and reality are in consonance, but in this case, they were, and
revisiting Kovalam was a treat.
A retrospective of Dev
Anandís hits held in Delhi shows why this vintage Bollywood starís
appeal transcends time and trend, writes Saibal
is nobody quite like Dev Anand. A timeless Bollywood icon, an eternal
dreamer and a man of action, his creative life has never known
anything akin to a full stop.
shows, and still going strong
Gangadhar on Dinesh Thakurís record-breaking play Hai Mera
11.15 pm on Sunday, March 27, the entire cast of Mumbai theatre
personality Dinesh Thakurís ANK production, Hai Mera Dil came
on the stage at Prithvi Theatre to receive rounds of standing ovation.
for US fans
ticket sales were reported for the Amitabh Bachchan retrospective
being organised by the Lincoln Centre Film Society in New York from
April 8 to 19.
classic in colour
Mughal-E-Azam, the Meena Kumari-Raaj Kumar starrer Dil Apna
Aur Preet Parayi is getting ready to go colour. The process of
adding hues to the Kamal Amrohi film began on Thursday, said Asad
Tyrewala, director of Film India Communications and the man behind the