India has the largest
and fastest growing diabetic population in the world. There are 33
million diabetes patients and over the past three decades, the number
of affected has increased 10 times. Dr A.
Ramachandran and Dr
Vijay Mahajan examine the factors that have led to the rise
and spread of the condition
Price of sedentary
Anoop Misra, diabetologist, AIIMS, addresses some of the common concerns in an
Assam, woven with love
golden yellow coloured silk is a unique product, the pride of Assam
State and an integral part of the tradition and culture of that state.
Muga silk is obtained from the silkworm, Antheraea Assamensis. These
silkworms feed on the leaves of Som and Soalu trees, which grow in
Home of chocolate,
cheese and wine
Raj Ahluwalia recounts his
visit to Torino and Piemonte, Italy’s cultural and cuisine
a Roman and medieval culture to a Baroque capital, from its royal
residences, magnificent church domes, stately mansions and 18 km of
arcades, to grand theme museums, from the coffee and chocolate culture
to global tastes — Torino’s strong on charm.
for open thought
The Public Service
Broadcasting Trust’s annual ‘Open Frame’ reality film festival
is here to stay with its emphasis on an array of independent voices
and modes of expression, reports Saibal
first ‘Open Frame’ festival of documentary and reality films,
organised four years ago in New Delhi by the Public Service
Broadcasting Trust in conjunction with Prasar Bharti Corporation, was
a tentative, single-day affair. At the end of the much larger fourth
edition of the festival, however, that seems like a distant memory.
Grandma Waheeda dances again
cinema will gain some classic appeal as Waheeda Rehman plays grandma
and spouse to Girish Karnad in debutant Girish Acharya’s Brides
Wanted. The usually reticent Rehman sailed through the press,
recently, with her famed grace.