DISCOVERY OF INDIA
An amazing array of
tastes, aromas and flavours will be discovered by those who embark
upon a culinary voyage of Indian cuisine and its regional variations. Pushpesh
Pant initiates us on to the great Indian foodtrail and its
writings and reflection focusing on Indian food normally swing between
the two poles of fabulous and fantastic to plebian and platitudinous.
Jungles of his mind
Rousseau is a typical
obsessional "outsider" artist. He makes images of intense,
elaborate, repetitive, decorative density. There is no distance
between artist and subject, writes Tom
paintings of Henri Rousseau are tangled in a thicket of legend as
dense as any of his famous jungles. A great legend it is, much of it
true, and it is extraordinary and so popular. Rousseau, the naif of
Gaddi goes global
Mohan meets Shunyam Vidhi Bogdanovskaia, who experiments with
fusion of Himachali and Egyptian dance forms
Shunyam Vidhi Bogdanovskaia realised that a common string seems to run
through Italian dance and gaddi. She showcased this fusion with
an Egyptian dance rag-sharki in different countries. Little wonder,
she’s now back for more.
Soulful story of loss
The acclaimed film Matir
Moina (The Clay Bird), which was banned in Bangladesh (for
a few months), is now available on DVD, writes Malavika
award-winning Bangladeshi film Matir Moina is as much a
political documentary as it is a child’s perception of loss and
estrangement, and a sensitive portrayal of a woman’s resentment. It
is also, as director Tareque Masud said, self-therapeutic.
The French actor has built
her screen, and stage, career around the sheer the power of
unpredictability, writes Saibal
regarded as one of the most consummate actresses of her generation,
50-year-old Isabelle Huppert combines her plain Jane looks with her
smouldering sensuality with deadly effect. She seems to be able to
burn up a corner of the screen each time she walks across it.
is perfect choice’
Rakeysh Mehra chats
with Vickey Lalwani on his second film Rang
Are you imparting a
social message via Rang De Basanti?
Yes and No. Yes because—there is a hard-hitting message in the end.
It will make you think. The film intends to speak to the youth and the
nation and maybe the universe as a whole. No because—there is lots
of entertainment in the film.