The Parliament Museum,
which will be thrown open to the public in the first week of
September, showcases milestones and vignettes from India’s history. A. J.
the museum conceptualised and designed by Dr Saroj Ghose
the supreme stupidity of housing a museum meant for the general public
in the high-security Parliament House complex.
the way to go
Picturesque environs and
a mix of history and culture make Holland a tourist’s delight,
is something for everyone in Holland. Be it culture, history,
architecture, art, beaches, nature or shopping. Holland epitomises the
term free spirit. Unfortunately, when tourists travel to Holland, they
rarely get to experience all of it.
What set Khan Sahib apart was
the rare purity of the note that comes when the musician is one with
the music. Whenever shehnai will be mentioned, his name too will be
remembered. Nirupama Dutt pays a tribute
to Bismillah Khan, one of the greatest classical musicians of our
the large variety of musical instruments, the shehnai enjoys a special
status. It is considered to be auspicious and a harbinger of good
luck. Thus it is played at weddings, which need all the good luck.
from the madding crowd
Paramvir Singh Bains
figures prominently on the map of the Himachal Pradesh Tourism
Development Corporation. However, the route to Craignano from Shimla
is full of short breaks at Dharampur, Barog and Shimla. The bypass at
Barog is full of potholes.
Despite the unflagging
popularity of comedies, Bollywood has produced woefully few
comediennes, writes Vikramdeep
female of the species is deadlier than the male, Rudyard Kipling
wisely said. But is she also funnier? Bollywood doesn’t think so at
all, going by the never-ending paucity of comediennes in Hindi cinema.
system needs to be broken’
Om Puri tells Subhash
K. Jha that he is not very happy with the films coming his way
the current trend of casting big stars as villains and comedians,
leaving little room for artistes like him, Om Puri says, "I think
the star system needs to be broken and so too the filmmakers’
but not outclassed — that’s how comediennes have fared in
Hollywood. During the silent era, Mabel Normand and Louise Carver made
audiences roll in the aisles, even though it was Charlie Chaplin and
Buster Keaton who hogged the limelight.