Bright college days
Rashid raises a toast to the days that were and the people who made
college a better place
Years of being on the art beat in the city have driven me to one
conclusion — our homegrown artists really dig into samosas. Wherever
there is an exhibition, the inaugural function inevitably offers this
triangular treat among others. I recently stumbled upon the reason for the
samosa fixation when I tasted the chacha ka samosa. Every student
and pass out of the Government College of Art swears by it. This is one
place that besides instilling the love of art also develops one’s taste
buds to the pleasure of samosas.
Gurumaa, a spiritual being
with an unfaltering love of humanity, visits the city to enlighten and
captivate the followers with her discourse and music, writes
Anandmurti Gurumaa’ s virtuous teachings have assumed an
altogether new secular dimension over the years. On her visit to the city,
she released two of her latest musical creations. The albums are replete
with blissful spiritual experience of two diverse genres of thought and
philosophical formulations. The first album Zikr, submerged in the Sufiana
thought and philosophical content features authentic sufi
meditation from the land of Turkey. The soulful music opens with the call
of heart and includes Wazzad, the divine union, Rooh –E-Parwaz,
Tariqat and Jannat- the paradise; all depict the relationship
of a seeker and preceptor.
It all started with an Amar
Chitra Katha comic. Simar Onkar was just about six years old
when his father brought him one, but he was wise enough to know its value
and preserve it. And thus was born a collector of great and rare books! Life
gave him the taste of different stages, different professions—marketing,
counselling to the executive director of Athenaeum Institute and finally
the owner of his shop ‘Great Books’. But his love for rare and unique
books remained unchanged.
For Simar, collecting a first edition book is like watching a first day first show of a film.
film hai !
Kya Love Story Hai
Cast: Tusshar Kapoor and Ayesha
Tusshar Kapoor and Ayesha Takia starrer, Kya Love Story Hai is a
feel-good romantic comedy. It focuses on love and its hurdles. Those who
have sneaked the preview, says that the flick has a contemporary and slick
feel. Ayesha once again plays the role of a girl next door. Debutant Karan
Hukkoo supports the lead stars. The film has been shot in exquisite
locales of South Africa. N R Pachisia and Adlabs have produced the light
romantic comedy, after action packed thrillers like Apradhi. Ziddi and
fall of Sanjaya
Sanjaya Malakar, the
under-talented but unflappable singer who horrified and captivated
millions in his improbable American Idol run, was finally voted out
of the singing competition TV show. When
the result was announced on Wednesday night, Malakar wiped away tears and
got a big hug from Lakisha Jones, the next lowest vote-getter. "I’m
fine," he told Ryan Seacrest. "It was an amazing
experience." "I can promise you: We won’t soon forget
you," Seacrest replied.
Tackle the rising mercury by dressing in elegant
cottons, writes Purva Grover
If the heat is taking its
toll on you, then it is time you redo your wardrobe. Put away synthetic
and nylon clothing and move on to cotton wear. The mantra this
summer with the city fashionistas is long flowing or knee length skirts
and floral patterned kurtas, which allow the body to breathe.
Keeping you cool, the cotton kurtis are surely the delight of
summers. Elegant floral prints in hues of soothing shades are enveloping
Photo by Pravesh Chauhan
IT is not just another photographic exhibition, which
leaves you feeling good. Here 16 huge panels come with hard-hitting facts
in the form of text and pictures one would like to forget. But they are
effective enough to imprint themselves in one’s mind and spark a little
soul-searching—are we actually doing enough to save our environment?
Subhash Sapru captures the vibrancy of people &
SUBHASH SAPRU likes to define life as water and memories
as ice-cubes in a mould tray. He cannot be farther from the truth. For,
life may be a stream of flowing water, carrying him around places, but as
far as memories are concerned, his are nothing like the dead ice-cubes. In
fact, they are well-composed photographs, each telling an eloquent tale.
It’s been years since we had last seen his photographs on Gujarat
earthquake. It made news that time, labelling Sapru as a photojournalist
who had the sensitivity to capture a tragedy without hurting the feelings
of both victims and viewers.
A catalyst for religion
Dan Brown’s writings have raised questions, fuelled
controversies and jeopardised existing institutions. The debate created by
The Da Vinci Code will continue for long. The author’s writing
capability is not being questioned here. His viewpoint is. He will find himself ostracised, admired and sometimes
shunned. However, whether his writings are factual or fictional, his
greatest gift to literate humanity has been to stimulate and question
existing norms and rituals.
Strikes – for how long?
The rights given to us are. misused by the citizens. The
right to speech and assembling is misinterpreted and we go for unwanted
strikes, which in most of the cases lead to violence and chaos in the
nation. Our student community has specially accepted strikes as an
effective panacea for every ailment. Often, we have seen a concerted
refusal of students to attend classes and the staging of massive dharnas
if they want their demands to be met.