Eye to women
The book Visualising
Indian Women, edited by Malavika Karlekar, captures the
different facets of the life of women in India from 1857 to 1947.
Arresting visuals of prominent women and their role in social and
political history make this book a collector’s pick.
THE portrayal of women
in photography visualises some aspects of their lives as they
participated in spheres such as politics, education, family, ritual,
paid work, the arts, and so on. The collection of photographs here
focuses on upper and middle-class women as they were generally the
ones to be photographed.
by the river
Amaravati, tucked away
on the banks of the Krishna in Andhra Pradesh, is the venue for
Kalachakra 2006, an event of great spiritual significance for the
Buddhists, reports Ramesh Kandula
is a Buddhist tantric practice, the empowerment for which has
traditionally been given in Tibet to large gatherings of people.
People who wish to engage in meditation during the Kalachakra ceremony
need to be initiated into the practice by receiving guidance from a
qualified teacher and practitioner, who can ‘empower’ the
colours of Bollywood
The growth and development of
Hindi cinema owes much to Punjabis. They are pervasive in every area
of filmmaking, on and off screen, writes M. L.
Hindi film industry has been a multi-cultural potpourri where the
Punjabi fraternity has always enjoyed a majority. The Punjabi presence
in Hindi cinema, both in the reel and real life, has been spectacular.
The Kapoors are the leading Punjabi
family of Bollywood.
than child’s play
to ho gayee pregnant. On regaining senses she will go and inform
her boyfriend," observed the eight-year-old matter-of-factly on
seeing the female character swoon on the small screen. Having made the
perceptive comment, her eyeballs still firmly fixed on the screen, she
resumed slurping of noodles in her bowl exactly in the manner depicted
in a famous brand’s advertisement.
‘My moods keep
Three flops in a row,
Ajay Devgan has still got his disarming smile. The critically
acclaimed Bollywood hero, whose Apharan has been released
recently, bares his heart to Vickey
set against a Bihar backdrop. Have you adopted your normal look in the
No. I have changed my
hairstyle, especially in the first half where I have oiled and back
combed my hair.
Are you Prakash Jha’s favourite?
(Smiles) I am sure he
won’t select me if he finds me not suitable to his requirement.
Beautifully shot, especially
the African outdoor locales, Man to Man is set in Central
Africa in the 1870s. It is about the hullabaloo the presence of two
pygmies created in Scotland,
writes Ervell E. Menezes
man’s inhumanity to his fellow men is well known, so is his
curiosity, especially in the late-19th century when the missing link
theory was very much alive and kicking. Set in Central Africa in the
1870s, Regis Wargnier’s Man to Man is about the hullabaloo
the presence of two pygmies created in Scotland.