Goa all set for
movies and shakers
With Goa emerging as
the hub of cinema and related activities and the permanent venue for
the International Film Festival, the state has a lot to celebrate
about, reports Ervell E. Menezes, while Prabhjot
Singh talks to Goa government officials on how they are pulling
out all the stops to make IFFI 2006 a hit with both participants and
Be it the sun, sea, sand or heritage sites, Goa boasts of the right ambience for becoming the permanent IFFI venue
Zoom in on the big
Puducherry (aka Pondicherry)
has many attractions and should be marketed more aggressively as a
tourist destination, writes Maj-Gen Himmat Singh
past the open-air theatres screening films, it is a three-hour run
along the East Coast road to Puducherry.
Rare 17th century
invaluable treasure from antiquity has been saved for posterity,
thanks to the efforts of the person who preserved it without knowing
its value, the manuscript hunter, who pursued it tirelessly and the
expert who examined its worth.
was a time when Rajasthan’s traditional puppetry shows attracted
large crowds at various private and public functions. But the
evolution of new modes of entertainment has marginalised puppetry at
View from top of
At Jungfrau, one of
Switzerland’s most stunning regions, the harsh beauty of nature
co-exists with man-made luxury, says Gagandeep
is the highest point one can reach by train in Europe. The base town
before one visits Jungfrau is Interlaken, a small picturesque town in
Switzerland. One is not prepared to witness the amazing scenic beauty
of the Alps.
in UK earn more than British flicks
films that are shown in Britain have recently outshone the homegrown
variety in terms of earnings and box office rankings.
Return of the
Almodovar hails from La Mancha, popularly known as the land of Don
Quixote. No wonder the renowned Spanish film-maker has a quixotic
streak in him. His movies are set in a contemporary urban milieu, but
they exude an old-world charm and whimsy.