Symbol of courage
whose birth centenary is being celebrated this year, was hanged
in Central Jail, Lahore, on March 23, 1931. Historian V.N.
Datta analyses Bhagat Singh’s political ideology and
action and tries to answer why he adopted the creed of militant
speaking, in the early twentieth century politics two approaches
were adopted for promoting India’s cause of freedom. The first
approach was constitutional, which political leaders like B.G.
Gokhale and his supporters chose to advance India’s cause of
self-rule. The other course was Mahatma Gandhi’s
non-cooperation movement which was planned with the object of
paralysing the British government.
The Bhagat Singh
in an obscure
mansion at Saketri village, located in the foothills of lower
Shivaliks, Bhagat Singh’s life is being visited all over again. From
the martyr’s voracious interest in the ideology and trials of
Gharadites to the mighty spirit behind his death wish, the minutest
detail of his life is being reconstructed.
house picture of neglect
Sukhdev took first lessons of patriotism while playing in the streets
of Nau Ghara area in Ludhiana, where he was born and brought up, and
finally kissed the gallows for the sake of the country along with
Bhagat Singh and Rajguru on March 23, 1931.
with the Bard
A number of classics,
including plays by Shakespeare, were showcased at the Bharat Rang
Mahotsava 2007. Chaman Ahuja reviews the Shakespearean ‘revisits’
its graduation into ‘a major international happening’, Bharat Rang
Mahotsava 2007 at Delhi laid claim to ‘special emphasis on the
classics, both Asian and European, in new manifestations’.
What says the country’s
Chandra looks at the new
Samvatsara spread over 384 days and predicts what lies ahead
new Samvatsara year-2064 will commence its journey at 8.10 am
tomorrow. The first spring Navaratra also falls on this day. It is mandatory for the
first lunar day (Paratipada) of Chaitra to begin at sunrise to be
designated as Samvatsara day.
whizkids, today’s moguls
Ervell E. Menezes
veteran filmmaker Martin Scorsese received his much deserved but long
delayed Best Director Oscar for The Departed, the Academy
couldn’t have chosen a better set of presenters. That Terrific Trio
of Yesteryear’s Whiz Kids — Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas and
Steven Spielberg. How three decades later they have become Hollywood
Ramu’s most sensitive story’
all in the air," feels the 19-year-old Jiah Khan, when asked
about Amitabh Bachchan’s presence during the shooting of Nishabd.
And the hottest new entrant in Bollywood wanted all to take this
statement quite literally. Because, according to Jiah (who was earlier
working with a perfume factory), she can smell the Big B coming in
from a distance.
Watch out for TinTin on
Pictures is reportedly set to make a movie on the famous cartoon
character Tintin, which is expected to be released in 2009. According to
SneakPeek.CA, Tintin’s Belgian creator Herge Studios has handed over
its film rights to director Steven Spielberg.
New Tower of
researchers are developing a device called "Tower of Babel"
that will make it possible for users to silently mouth a word in their
own language and have it translated and said in another. The
researchers said the effect was like watching a television programme
that had been dubbed.