The Bose I
knew is a memory now - Lakshmi Sahgal
film on Netaji has triggered a fresh debate on Subhas Chandra Bose.
Lakshmi Sahgal, Netajiís former associate and Commander of the INAís
Rani Jhansi regiment, was involved in the making of the film. In an
exclusive interview with Shahira
Naim, she throws new light on the issues that
have surfaced again.
years sit light on her shoulders. After a hard day at her
dispensery in Kanpur attending to patients, she relaxes in her
well-appointed sitting room with her swollen feet immersed in a
tub of soothing warm water.
Batth and Priyanka Singh discover
the umpteen delights of Switzerland on a recent trip
just canít get enough of Switzerland. Land, water and sky merge with
each other in a series of master strokes by an invisible hand.
Picture-perfect, you think. Pine-forested valleys, rolling meadows
dotted with multi-hued tulips, clear lakes and snow-dusted mountains
roll across the sight.
spirit of Goa
E. Menezes on what makes feni, the heady Goan brew, so special
today is known as the land of fish, feni and football, not necessarily
in that order. With manís early romance with Bacchus, feni may well
get top billing. Feni (whether caju or coconut) is a quaint, exotic
spirit that wafts through the Goan air and is as much sought after as
tequila in Mexico or chasasa in Brazil. One must acquire a taste for
it. Like caviar.
for gum brigade
The dreams, hopes and fears
of the bubblegum brigade are all finding a place of their own on the
big screen, writes Asha Singh
film-makers are getting youth-obsessed. From Dhoom and Kaal
to Kya Kool Hain Hum to Kal Ė Yesterday and Tomorrow
and Rang De Basanti, the mantra is now to celebrate body oil
and bikes, lots of cleavage, sex jokes, SMS and of course foreign
is my Best
The Babli of Bunty Aur
Babli is working with some of the biggest banners. Rani Mukherjee
has a candid conversation with Vickey Lalwani
What is Bunty Aur
Babli all about?
Bunty and Babli are two avid dreamers. Together, they team up as
spiritual gurus, bureaucrat and secretary, gangster and moll, business
partners, hen-pecked husband and pregnant wife, lawyer and sexually
harassed client, vagabonds, caught-in-a-downpour lovers and lots, lots
of the mind
Mishra reports on a dancer who rose above tragedy to stage a
Chandran had done it years back. And the film Nache Mayuri was
a tribute to the miracle she wrought in her own life by making a
comeback to stage as a dancer after losing one leg in an accident.
Nityananda Dasí story is eerily
similar. He lost his right leg in a road accident five years back at
the peak of his career as a dancer-choreographer.
In these days of scarce
humour, Hitch stands out
about a "date doctor"? Well, heís an improvement on the
matchmaker, a sort of event manager whose main purpose is helping
countless men to woo the women of their dreams. He does charge a fee
for it, but thatís secondary, he loves his work. Hitch is all
about this guy and his modus operandi.