A look at the
splendour of royal life by
types of western objects that excited the imperial imagination
included not only paintings, sculpture, musical instruments, weapons
and exotic animals, but also examples of European clothing.
You’d love being led
up this garden path
A visit to Wisley is a
delightful experience with a surprise at every corner. Daksha
Hathi takes a tour of the friendliest garden in England
nap alongside a mound of yellow-golden roses under sunshine that
played hot and cold, looked like cosy therapy that morning in July, at
Wisley, which is one of the friendliest gardens of the Royal
Horticultural Society of England.
climate, calmness and cleanliness makes it a haven for nature lovers,
you are fed up with visiting Kasauli, Shimla, Manali, Chail and are in
search of a picturesque holiday spot, then Subathu, a 120-minute drive
from Chandigarh, should be your destination. This little hamlet, on
the banks of the Gambher rivulet, is a haven for those who wish to
escape the humdrum of city life.
oldest ritual found
have made a startling archaeological discovery, which has thrown fresh
light on how earlier did man start performing rituals. In
her study, Associate Professor Sheila Coulson from the University of
Oslo, found that modern humans, Homo sapiens, performed advanced
rituals in Africa for 70,000 years, 30,000 years than what was earlier
high and low of Everest
film on Mount Everest by Discovery Channel has revived a controversy
over a climber’s death, with critics calling it the "most
shameful act in the history of mountaineering". The
channel aired the first episode in a six-part series - Everest:
Without Limits - Tuesday, featuring an expedition to the
8,848-metre peak led by Himex, a commercial agency that guides
Television news channels are
giving long slots to crime and glamour to increase their TRPs,
says Randeep Wadehra
images keep gnawing
at your grey cells. Like that of Prince at the bottom of a 48 or 60
feet — depending on the news channel one was watching — deep pit.
Was it really worth the airtime it got? Pushing back all other stories
this one became a primetime national tamasha.
is not enough
Sequels are being lapped up
by audiences like never before, even if some of them pale in
comparison with the originals, writes Vikramdeep
succeeds like success. And what is it that succeeds a success? A
sequel, of course. However, it’s a hard task to make one that
matches the popularity of the original film, let alone emulate its
excellence. Surprisingly, several Bollywood directors have managed to
pull it off this year.
flatters to deceive
Ervell E. Menezes
cinema has earned for itself a great reputation in the last three
decades, what with stalwarts like G. Aravindan, Adoor Gopalakrishnan
and Shaji Karun. But Shashi Paravoor’s Nottam is not in the
same league as the classics made by those Malayalam maestros.
More film fests with
Pusan to Lyons, and from Singapore to Florence and Dubai, Indian films
are increasingly hitting the screens of festivals across the globe.
Opportunities are on the rise and talent from India is valued. Besides domestic
festivals, Indian filmmaking talent is trying its hand across the
globe, according to the journal Film India Worldwide.
a super star is born
number of books have been written
on Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan but Susmita Dasgupta’s Amitabh
- The Making of a Superstar is probably the first to analyse the
sociological impact of his popularity.