Was Bhagat Singh shot dead?
A new book on India’s most famous revolutionary who was hanged by the British on March 23, 1931, claims to have unearthed “hidden facts” showing that Bhagat Singh was not executed by hanging.
Chaman Ahuja examines the facts revealed in the book.
In Punjab, the spirit of Bhagat Singh is rising again: preparations have started to organise big events to commemorate in a befitting manner the 75th anniversary of his martyrdom on March 23, 2006, and his birth centenary the following year, on September 28, 2007.
films, Indonesia still loves India
The ties between Indonesia
and India date back to the times of the Ramayana, writes Somvir
recent visit of the Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono,
opened a new chapter in the relations between Indonesia and India. The
president’s name is of Sanskrit origin. India’s success in
technology, sustainable economy and education has impressed Indonesia.
‘Heritage on Wheels’ for Rajasthan
new heritage train on the lines of the
luxurious Palace on Wheels will soon ramble through Rajasthan. The
Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, in collaboration with the
Railways, will start this new train “Heritage on Wheels” to tackle
the rising number of tourists in the state, official sources said.
all the religious artefacts in India, the one most coveted by foreign
art connoisseurs are the Chola bronze images of dancing Nataraja. It
was Fritjof Capra’s Tao of Physics that launched Lord Nataraja as a
global icon. In his book, Capra
wrote the dance of Shiva was “the dance of subatomic particles.”
pull of Hitler
Morley was once the golden boy of ITV. As a television director of
just four years’ experience he flew to Munich in 1959 to carry out
the only his pilot. The resulting programme, Tyranny-the Years of
Adolf Hitler, the first one-hour documentary on the comparatively
new ITV, won 10 million viewers.
What used to be
C-grade, forbidden-for-kids stuff in the good old days is now
mainstream family entertainer, writes Randeep
the 1970s, the subject in B. R. Isharaa’s Chetna and its
portrayal scandalised staid cine buffs. The most talked about, and
"retailed", scene in the Press was a pair of uncovered
female legs framing Anil Dhawan’s visage. The movie savagely shook
the existing cinematic canon, but failed to impel the mainstream
cinema to follow suit, albeit temporarily.
Planista or The Piano Teacher is centred on Erika (Isabelle
Huppert), a hard-as-nails disciplinarian who teaches at the famous
Conservatory in Vienna and also gives lessons at home. She is single
and lives with her equally strong-willed mother (Annie Girardot).
movie channel soon
The audience for Indian
movies abroad is at least 10-million strong. An online channel for
film buffs worldwide will be launched next year.
buffs worldwide will soon be able to download digitised versions of
Indian movies from an online channel that will be launched in Mumbai
next year. G.V. Films Ltd., a
production house associated with many south Indian hits and some
Bollywood ones too, will launch the facility to satisfy the voracious
global demand for Indian movies.
Aamir Khan’s hit number Aati kya khandala in Vikram Bhatt’s
Ghulam? Seven years later he’s back at it with another
full-fledged song in Rakeysh Mehra’s Rang De Basanti.
Aamir’s singing was so good in Ghulam that even Lata
Mangeshkar had commented on how tunefully Aamir sang the Jatin-Lalit