After the October 8
earthquake that brought death and devastation in its wake, the focus
is on how safe are buildings in the event of another such major quake.
Experts talk about the fallout of flouting building bylaws and
constructions that are mushrooming without adequate safety measures.
A report by Vibha Sharma
more than a bookstore
Established in 1844,
Higginbothams of Madras is Indiaís oldest book shop which has
successfully kept up with the changing tastes of generations, reports K.D.L.
Rs 3,400-crore Indian book industry is going places. Book stores, it
appears, are the flavour of the season. In the last three months,
three book store groups have been snapped up. The latest is the Rs
61-crore all-cash buyout of Chennai-centred book retailer Odyssey by
Hyderabad-based newspaper publisher Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd.
mad race for ratings
you name the presiding deity of the small screen? It may also be
called the God of Mindless Soaps, but is better known as the TRP
(acronym for Target Audience Gross Rating Points). Yes, TRP decides
the fate of all television shows, and no television channel or
producer dare defy it.
It will require a bunch of
hits for the nascent Himachal Pradesh film industry to attract cinema
buffs to the movie theatres and the quality of films may improve as
writes Vibhor Mohan
those fed up with an overdose of Bollywood masala, the first lot of
nearly a dozen Himachali films released during the past one year is
like watching your favourite folk tales enacted on the screen.
face of the Empire
Chatterjee on Lord Lytton of Knebworth, the Viceroy of India
who issued a Minute criticising the harsh treatment meted out to
Indian servants by their British masters.
year was 1875, the place Lisbon in Portugal. The man, 44-year-old
Robert Lytton, Her Britannie Majestyís Minister who had earlier
inherited a peerage along with a large estate, Knebworth, in
Hertfordshire from his novelist-playwright father, Bulwar-Lytton.