Saturday, November 12, 2005

COLUMNS
THIS ABOVE ALL
SIGHT AND SOUND
STAMPED IMPRESSIONS
TAKING NOTE
GOOD MOTORING
AUDIO SCAN
MUSIC ZONE
FASHION
PUNJABI ANTENNA
WEBSIDE HUMOUR
FOR CHILDREN
CROSSWORD
WORD POWER
RHYME TIME
ROOTS


Married to the mob

A decade ago, the cellphone was a prized gadget owned by a coveted few. Today, it has become a buy that suits all pockets and tastes. Roopinder Singh connects to the past, present and future of the must-possess you canít leave home without

IT connects people like nothing else has done over the years. No wonder it is so popular. Everyone reading this article either must be owning a cellphone or knowing people who do. Not much of a feat since there are over two billion mobile phone connections globallyóone in three persons in the world has a mobile phone, also called a cellphone.

Cellular origins

Photo by Pradeep Tewari

An encounter with jinns
Five-year-old Azaan is warned by his grandfather to stay away from the valley of jinns, who throw balls of fire. But consumed by curiosity, Azaan and his playmate dare to venture into the dreaded territory. What awaits them there? A poignant tale by Shirshaditya Gupta
"N
EVER go into the valley beyond that barfila hillock, beta." The wizened old man raised an old, wrinkled finger and pointed at the distance. "Why, dadajaan?"
Five-year-old Azaan asked.

The scariest Potter film
Louise Jury
I
T is deemed so scary that children under 12 will not be allowed to view it on their own. But the rating will not halt the success of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire which was premiered in London earlier this week. The movie is slated for release on November 18.

How did Childrenís Day begin
Shirish Joshi
F
OR over five decades every year, we have been celebrating Pandit Jawaharlal Nehruís birthday (November 14) as Childrenís Day. How did Childrenís Day come to be associated with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehruís birthday?

 

COLUMNS

THIS ABOVE ALL: Power mantras
by Khushwant Singh

SIGHT & SOUND: Anchors act as know-alls
by Amita Malik

GOOD MOTORING: Quakes on the road
by
H. Kishie Singh

PUNJABI ANTENNA: Double dhamaka
by
Randeep Wadehra

WEBSIDE HUMOUR:
by Sunil Sharma

GENERATION X

CROSSWORD
by Karuna Goswamy

RHYME TIME

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