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The race for gold

Thousands of 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 Busan

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NDIA 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.

Chequered history
K.R. Wadhwaney recalls the high points of the Asian Games since 1951
Philippines’ 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 screen
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 A. Chatterji
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HE 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.

Sugar 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 Patil
Tanuja Chandra’s English 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.

Cruise’s comeback
Hollywood 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.

COLUMNS

'ART & SOUL: Different crafts, new energies
by B. N. Goswamy

TELEVISION: Small is beautiful
by Nutan Sehgal

Food Talk: Tomato rice
by Pushpesh Pant

Consumer rightsPatient handling
by Pushpa Girimaji

GARDEN LIFE: Herbs for all seasons
by Kiran Narain

hollywood hues: Super entertainer
by Ervell E Menezes

BRIDGE
by David Bird

ULTA PULTA: Photo finish
by Jaspal Bhatti

BOOKS

Effective ways to manage people
Meeta Rajivlochan
The Human Side of Enterprise
by Douglas McGregor, Tata McGraw Hill, Delhi. Pages 423. Rs 395.

Books received: english

The ground beneath reforms
J. Sri Raman
India’s Economy: A Journey in Time and Space
Ed. Raj Kapila and Uma Kapila, Academic Foundation. Pages 390. Rs 795.

American disasters loom large at book awards
Paul Lieberman

Stories that a sleepy village tells
Himmat Singh Gill
Shaya Tales
Bulbul Sharma, Penguin Books Pages 165. Rs 200.

Rustic roots
Rajdeep Bains
Tales Once Told: Legends of Kerala
by Abraham Eraly. Penguin. Pages 280. Rs 200.

Caste and its impact
B.S. Thaur
Essays on Caste in Modern India
by Dilip Menon. Navyana. Rs. 200. Pages 158.

Power of love
Akanksha Bhalla
The Boy Who Fell Out Of The Sky
by Ken Dornstein Sceptre. Pages 355. £ 8.15

Canadian colours
Harsh Desai
Moral Disorder and Other Stories
by Margaret Atwood  Doubleday  Pages 225. $ 22

PUNJABI REVIEW
Delightful journey
Surinder Singh Tej

  • Sahitik Sawejiwani
    by Gulzar Singh Sandhu Publications Bureau, Punjabi University, Patiala. Pages 154. Rs. 160

  • Pehla Din
    by S. Saki Vartman Prakashan, New Delhi. Pages 152 Rs. 150

SHORT TAKES
Stories from two extremes
Randeep Wadehra

  • Women heroes and Dalit assertion in North India
    by Badri Narayan. Sage. Pages 186. Rs 295

  • The life and times of the Nawabs of Lucknow
    by Ravi Bhatt. Rupa. Pages 245. Rs 295

  • Lahore Darbar and Rani Jindan
    by Avtar Singh Gill Jaswant Printers, Ludhiana. Pages 272. Rs 250.





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