the Presidentís kalam
APJ Abdul Kalamís latest book The
Life Tree, a collection of poems, covers the journey of his life. The
selection below gives us a peep into his inspiring world, marked by simplicity
and love for nature, people and the country.
Song of Youth
Whispers of Jasmine
Waste to the
Nilesh J. Gupte
aims to provide low-cost, quakeproof and tsunami-resistant houses to people of
the Andamans. Here, the architect gives a first-hand account of his project,
which is being jointly undertaken with a US firm.
thought of providing shelter to thousands of homeless in the tsunami-hit
Andamans by making use of waste resources made me search the Net for information
on the subject. I hit pay dirt with Biotecture, an architectural firm in Taos,
New Mexico, USA, headed by architect Michael Reynolds.
for Indian authors
Rupa Bajwa, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi and Anita Desai win the XXIV Grinzane
was only after coming to Italy that I learnt that the book had not only been
selected by a jury, but it had also been voted upon by school and university
students. I am grateful that a book set in Amritsar had connected with Italian
readers. That really made me very happy," said Rupa Bajwa.
Backless is the rage
all the rage among the young, sexy and fashion-conscious. Thanks to Aishwarya
Raiís daring black gown at the Cannes Film Festival, backless is well and
truly back with a bare-dare look. The backless style statement has
rekindled the debate as to how much exposure is sensuous and what is sensual.