Bangkok has now
emerged as the front-line destination for tourists in Asia. The number
of Indians headed for Thailand has been growing at such a fast pace
that airlines have increased the number of flights to this choice
tourist spot that spells urban excitement. Donald
Banerjee reports after a recent visit.
falls out of favour
The UK is facing a major
shortage of trained and experienced chefs
was once a generic name in Britain for any Indian dish. But with
nearly 10,000 Indian restaurants serving two million curry meals a
week, it has been incorporated into the British tradition with a
"curry" meal being a weekly ritual for British families. The
industry in Britain is worth more than `A32.5 billion a year.
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the thousands of Vinayak temples in India, the Siddhivinayak temple
in the Prabhadevi area of Mumbai is the richest. Its annual income
from all sources is estimated to be Rs 15 crore. But then, Lord
Ganesha has been always a crowd-puller, and with Mumbaikars being the
most ardent worshippers of the elephant-faced God in India, the wealth
is to be expected.
lie in the eye of the beholder
Miglani recounts occasions when lyrics in Hindi movies have
been completely out of tune with the visuals because of a lack of
coordination between the director and the lyricists
in Hindi films often have to write songs without really studying the
situation in the movie. When directors and editors fail to notice or
overlook such slips, cine-goers end up getting (unintended) comic
relief. Take the case of David
Dhawan’s Hero No. 1 in which Govinda sings to the fatherless
heroine (Karisma Kapoor): Main tujhko bhaga laya hoon tere ghar
se, o tere baap ke dar se!
essay of images
The German Film Week in
Mumbai was an opportunity to see some good, prize-winning movies. A
report by Ervell E. Menezes
conversation on German cinema always conjures up names like Fassbinder,
Schloendorf, Herzog and Wenders of the New Wave of the 1970s. As in
any country, " times there are a changing" and today’s
divas are Twyker (Run Lola Run), Link (Beyond Silence)
and Akin (Head On).
and publicity campaigns of Bollywood films have come of age. As
television promos and larger-than-life posters become pass`E9,
Bollywood laps up the latest buzzword innovation. "The
audience of today have a limited attention span. A movie has to make
an impact on the first day of release.