Be Indian, buy all you can
|It’s official. According to
a global survey, middle class Indians with disposable incomes are
spending on food, clothes and fast-moving consumer goods as if there
is no tomorrow. Komal Vijay Singh looks
at the spending fever that has gripped the Great Indian Middle Class
the middle class Indian is rocking was never debatable. But now it has
been proved by a global consumer confidence survey conducted
online by the world’s leading marketing information company,
of the marshlands
Ervell E. Menezes
or Damao is a quaint little port on the West Coast of India. It has
been the coveted prize for which princes and potentates, local satraps
and alien powers waged wars. Occupied by the Portuguese for four and a
half centuries, traces of the European influence are still there as in
Goa where the laid-back, susegado (contentment, not laziness)
is vaguely palpable.
the wings of faith
you have over a dozen Amarnath yatra veteran friends to fill you in on
the journey details, you know very well what you are getting into. But
even their cautionary tales did not prepare us fully for the thrill
and hardship of the pilgrimage when we actually embarked on it.
There was a time cabaret
numbers were done by specific dancers and not heroines. Today, that
line has blurred, writes Shoma A. Chatterji
and Bindu are history. Now, it is the age of Isha Koppikar and Malaika
Arora. They make Helen’s hot numbers seem like the dance steps you
were taught in nursery school. Gone are the days when dance in
mainstream Indian films was the kind you watched Vyjayantimala perform
in Jewel Thief or much later, Hema Malini’s sensual number in
to a titan
M . L.
Dhawan pays tribute to Mohammed Rafi. Today is the legendary
singer’s 25th death anniversary
a commemoration meet to felicitate King George VI, the legendary K. L.
Saigal was to sing. The microphone failed after a while and Saigal’s
dulcet voice could not reach the audience over the huge grounds.
Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai will be honoured by the British
Government with an outstanding honour, The Next Step World Diversity
and the movies
buzz in movie circles is that Vidhu Vinod Chopra after caressing the
hearts of moviegoers ever so tenderly with Parineeta, a love
story penned by Bangla writer Sarat Chandra, in 1914 is now looking
for a classic from Hindi.