for womenís rights
This International Womenís
Day, March 8, the so-called weaker sex will have something to cheer
about. The Supreme Court has asked the Centre and states to frame and
notify the rules for mandatory registration of
marriages from April 1. Usha Rai on how this provision can prevent
Christians welcome order
Light in the North-East
Kumar describes a unique
initiative that has brought power to villages in Nagaland
Christmas when all the surrounding villages were filled with darkness
due to a power shutdown, our Pfutseromi was the only village in the
area shining as a star on the hills since every home was lit with
"our own electricity" produced from khuri (wood),
said Pastor Rev.L. Ritse, while welcoming his guests from Delhi.
home in Lahore
Singh visits Lahore and comes back with the warm glow of
friendship and without the biases she had set out with
met this beautiful woman from Lahore on a visit to Chandigarh. When
she spoke in Punjabi, my heart just stopped. I hadnít heard this
Punjabi spoken in years. It brought a lump to my throat. I had not
heard this accent in years. For a young person to speak thus seemed
Despite all the cultural
differences, or perhaps because of them, there have been some fruitful
Anglo-French collaborations in cinema, writes Vikramdeep
not just the Channel that separates England from France. Their
cultures are so dissimilar that one is tempted to say, with apologies
to Rudyard Kipling, "Oh, England is England, and France is
France, and never the twain shall meet".
Deepa Mehtaís film,
which exposes a dark chapter of Indiaís past, has won the Golden
Kinnaree award for Best Picture at the Bangkok International Film
Festival, writes Saibal
fourth Bangkok International Film Festival was awash with Water as the curtains came down on Monday on Thailandís annual 10-day
celebration of cinema. Deepa Mehtaís
critically acclaimed Indo-Canadian feature bagged the Golden Kinnaree
award for Best Picture at the Tourism Authority of Thailand-sponsored
want to do progressive filmsí
Money is important, but
not the only criterion for accepting a role, says Preity Zinta.
Discussing her marriage plans, she says everything happens in its own
time and she is sick of the speculation. "Itís a stressful
topic," the actor tells Subhash
Did you have to get a
visa to re-enter Mumbai?
Ha ha. No. But I had to
get a new passport because there were no pages left in the old one.
Now, I need to get out of my makeup to get a passport pic clicked. I
love shooting in Mumbai studios.