There has never been a
singer like Master Madan who sang with a touch of the divine. There
has been no effort to keep the memory of the child prodigy alive
either in Jalandhar where he was born or in Shimla where he lived. Pran
Nevile, who recently organised a concert as a tribute to
Master Madan in Delhi, reconstructs the life of the maestro.
have been holding functions in Delhi to honour the great singers of
yesteryear who brought popular music to the masses. Led by K.L. Saigal,
these luminaries included Pankaj Mullick, Kannan Devi, Jagmohan, S.D.
Burman, Malika Pukhraj, Begum Akhtar and others. Master Madan was a
singer who created waves because of his gifted voice.
art form of Kashmir
Bhande Paether is an age-old
art form of Kashmir. Ehsan Fazili reports
on the festival of folk theatre recently held in Srinagar.
by the "good response" to Bhande Paether, an age-old folk
theatre art form of Kashmir, in different parts of the Valley during
the past few months, the Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and
Languages organised a three-day-long festival of the folk theatre in
Srinagar sometime back.
Rewalsar: Jewel on a
Hindus and Sikhs pay obeisance at gompas, temples and a
gurdwara, all lying along the 735 m shoreline of a small ancient
natural jewel-like lake of Rewalsar, floating at a height of 1,360m. On a slope above the
lake lies a gurdwara built in 1930 by His Highness Raja Sir Joginder
Sen Bahadur, ruler of Mandi, to commemorate a month’s stay of Guru
Gobind Singh, granting 94 bighas of cultivated land for it.
Salt of the hearth
Salt could simplify your
life, cure some ailments and in many ways help you to save money,
innovative and incredibly simple method to bring the big bad minions
of the Raj to their knees with his salt march, worked like magic. He
would be glad to know that today the world is promoting a hundred new
ways to use salt for better living.
PSBT’s annual Open Frame
festival of reality films has grown into a wonderful full-on
celebration of bold cinematic voices and visions from around the
world, writes Saibal Chatterjee
an entertainment landscape that is dominated by bottomline-oriented
fare, mainstream television and cinema have little space for voices
and visions that capture and articulate truths about nations,
societies, communities and individuals.
beat strikes a Chord in Europe
rocks — quite literally — in Western Europe where India’s mega
film industry has helped it carve a new identity with Hindi tracks as
the latest rage at parties and as ringtones and even Shahrukh Khan’s
eyebrows a subject of conversation.
star Abhishek Bachchan tops a list of 50 Sexiest Asian Men in a survey
conducted by Eastern Eye, an Asian newspaper published in
Britain. Abhishek, who was on number three last year, was shocked to
hear he had topped the ranking in Eastern Eye’s Sexiest Asian
Men of 2006.
all about poise — Priyanka
Subhash K. Jha
Chopra, who has
been chosen Asia’s sexiest woman by Eastern Eye, an Asian
newspaper published in Britain, says she is flattered by the honour
because she’s never really thought of herself as attractive.
is Canada’s official Oscar entry
Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s controversial Water has been
selected as the official Canadian entry for the Oscars in the best
foreign language film category.