The race for gold
participants from 45 countries are expected to compete in 39 events,
spread over 15 venues, in the Asian Games beginning at Doha on
December 1. M.S. Unnikrishnan looks
at India’s chances of winning more medals than the last games at
hope to break new ground in shooting, archery, boxing, chess and
tennis to offset the expected shortfall of medals in athletics in the
15th Asian Games which begin at Doha on December 1.
Wadhwaney recalls the high
points of the Asian Games since 1951
Jorge B. Vergas, member of the International Olympic Council,
was first to think about Asians in the world of sports. The idea for
Asian sports was reborn during the Asian Relations Conference held
under the leadership of Jawaharlal Nehru soon after Independence.
Matchless moments on
Sports might have
received stepmotherly treatment from filmmakers but the audience has
responded enthusiastically whenever the director has struck the right chord
as in Lagaan and Iqbal, writes Shoma
thumping box office and critical success of Nagesh Kukunoor’s Iqbal
(2005) produced by Subhash Ghai ought to mark a turning point in the
visibility and importance of sports in Indian cinema. Unfortunately, the
entire stress for the success of Iqbal has been placed on the
boy Iqbal’s hearing disability where Iqbal’s socially challenged
position somehow gets marginalised.
and all things nice
Tanuja Chandra’s Hope
And A Little Sugar won the best feature film award at the recent
South Asian International Film Festival in New York, reports Vimla
film Hope And A Little Sugar won an award at the South Asian
International Film Festival in New York in October 2006. Tanuja also
has the distinction of releasing two films – the Hindi Zindaggi
Rocks and the English Hope And A Little Sugar – on the
same day in October.
hunk Tom Cruise has signed up for what could be his big comeback
movie, after parting ways with Paramount pictures and the Mission
Impossible series. The actor and his newly restarted United
Artists has picked up Lions for Lambs, a new film that the
actor will star in and produce.