Triumph of the turban
Sikhs are delighted at the growing acceptability of the turban worldwide. The French experience appears as a mere blip when compared to the enthusiastic response to Sikh Turban Day on Baisakhi. Turbaned Sikhs in ads and news photos propped up by foreign media is a case in point too, reports
want to bring back the Ashes. Just
like you,” screamed the headline of an advertisement in all major
English dailies of Australia during the last Commonwealth Games, which
concluded in Melbourne on March 26.
WINNING CAMPAIGN: Sikh Turban Day has drawn a marked response in the US for the last three years.
— Photo by J.S.Saini
United colours of prejudice
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who is just back from the US after screening Rang De Basanti in various universities, says students there associated the film with racial discrimination and apartheid. I sensed the same passion, the will to change the status quo, in the US audiences, says Mehra in an interview to
Subhash K. Jha. Excerpts: You took Rang De Basanti on this
historic trip through the academia in the US?
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, director of Rang De Basanti.
Three cheers to The Great Khali
From working as a labourer in a small village in Himachal Pradesh, Dalip Singh Rana has wrestled his way to the glam arena of World Wrestling Entertainment
Baldev S. Chauhan
Dalip Singh Rana has come a long way.
He once worked as a labourer in a tiny Himachal village and today he is a part
of the professional wrestling circuit that is watched by millions worldwide.
Footloose abroad, the Indian way
Indian sandals and footwear are becoming the prime pick of summer fashion in the West. After Indian cuisine, films and fashion, it’s now footwear that has caught the fancy of the swish set which is trading their high-heels and pointed shoes for comfy open sandals,
juttis, Kolhapuris and bejewelled slip-ons, all with the quintessential “made In India” tag.
It seems pop princess Britney Spears has learnt the art of maintaining a fine balance between her family and work, as she is gearing up for her next album.
“She’s been a mother and she’ll still be doing that, but she’s very much into her music,” producer Jonathan “J.R.” Rotem was quoted by MTV news as saying.