Doctor, test thyself
Union Health Minister’s proposal for re-registration of
doctors every five years has stirred a hornet’s nest. Vibha
Sharma talks to members of the medical fraternity to
gauge how this will impact healthcare services.
Minister Anbumani Ramadoss has his way, every five years Indian
doctors will have to appear for a test to check their knowledge
for re-validation and re-registration of their practising
Photo by Pradeep Tewari
Local art is
Folk paintings from the Mithila
region might have become an internationally recognised cottage
industry but they still retain their distinct identity, reports Devesh
or Mithila paintings of Bihar like Punjab’s phulkari are
essentially folk paintings done by the rural women of Madhubani
district. Located on the foothills of the Himalaya in the North, the
Ganga in the South and surrounded by the Mahananda in the East and the
Gandak in the West, Mithila is spread over 64,750 sq kms of the Indo-Gangetic
Soni Gupta recalls
her visit to the Aloha state with its exotic locales and diverse
its botanical gardens, cultural centres to its 97 museums and
historical sites, the Aloha state has lots to offer. Hawaii, which
constitutes diverse ethnic groups, witnessed dramatic changes in its
urban environment, economic stature and population structure over the
past two decades.
the world of incest
Lillete Dubey’s 30 Days in
September, recently staged in Chandigarh, is meant to shock people
into an awareness of child sex abuse and the victim’s trauma. Aditi
and incest are not new entrants to the world of sexual variants but
they have certainly acquired newer, graver dimensions that demand
urgent social response.
Acclaimed filmmaker Goutam Ghose
sees the universe through the eyes of two radicals of completely
different persuasions — The Dalai Lama and Jyoti Basu. Saibal
the mid-1970s, prolific Kolkata filmmaker Goutam Ghose has made an
array of striking documentaries on an eclectic range of subjects. From
the impact of famine on human lives to the cinematic gems of Satyajit
Ray, from the genius of shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan to the silken
grace of veteran Rabindra Sangeet exponent Kanika Banerjee, and from
the awesome natural beauty of Sikkim and the Himalayas to the rugged
splendour of Rajasthan, he has captured it all with his camera.
Ervell E. Menezes
Clint Eastwood picked up an Oscar for directing Million Dollar
Baby, he said he thought at 74 he still had a lot of work to do.
He thought he was a kid compared to Sidney Lumet who was honoured with
a lifetime Achievement Award. What we do know, however, is that Clint
Eastwood has come a long, long way since his Dollar film days.
Salman Khan’s Lucky— No
Time For Love, set in majestic St. Petersburg, has hit the screen.
Vickey Lalwani caught up with the actor