of a martyr
the eve of Sukhdev’s birth centenary, Aditi
Tandon revisits the life of a hero who was Bhagat Singh’s
comrade-in-arms and the prime accused in the Lahore Conspiracy Case
was the principal accused
in the Lahore Conspiracy Case of 1930, whose title reads "Crown
versus Sukhdev and others". From
the sands of time emerges the tallest name of all – Sukhdev Thapar,
the revolutionary whose birth centenary falls on May 15, 2007. Born to
Ralli Devi and Ram Lal Thapar at Mohalla Arya Samaj, Lyallpur in 1907,
Sukhdev rose to fame along with comrades Bhagat Singh and Rajguru.
Together, the trio shook the foundations of the British Empire.
the heart of mountains
Tawang is a picture-perfect
hill station with its lush meadows and thick forests. Rajdeep
Dutta finds that the magnificent Tawang monastery, the second
oldest in Asia, is one the main attractions of this scenic Arunachal
Pradesh town overlooking the snow-topped Himalayas
a warning. The journey is
tough, steep and peppered with hairpin bends. If you are not a
hardened traveller, by the time you reach Tawang your head is likely
to be spinning.
Ahuja looks back at Bharat Rang Mahotsava and recounts some
productions, scenes and performances that stayed with him
a night-long mushaira,
they say, one’s real gain (hasil) lies in the lines one hums
after the event. Likewise, in a big theatre festival like Bharat Rang
Mahotsava that was held some time back in Delhi, one’s hasil
lies in what flashes before one’s mind’s eye when one thinks of it
later — those magic moments that etch their signatures on one’s
memory for one thing or the other.
for all seasons
Peter O’ Toole’s clear
diction, telling mannerisms and distinctive persona made him a unique
actor. He towered over the others, writes Ervell
poor Peter O’Toole, surely one of the all-time greats, has never won
a Best Actor Oscar despite earning eight nominations.
Curse of the Golden Flower has
an intricate plot. It is the sets that impress but the action is slow.
in the 10th century AD on
the eve of the Chang Yang (golden chrysanthemums) Festival, Curse
of the Golden Flower is a story of Court intrigue in which the
Emperor (Chow Yun Fat) returns unexpectedly with his second son Prince
Jai (Jay Chou) to celebrate the holiday. Given the coldness between
the Emperor and his ailing Empress (Gong Li), it could be a pretext to
make Jai his successor.
was waiting for the right film’
son Imaad, who made a miniscule appearance in his father’s film Yun
Hota To Kya Hota, talks about his second film Dil Dosti Etc to
for disabled gardener
you are visually impaired
partially or have a friend or family member who is partially sighted,
the hollyhock can be the best friend in the garden! It is easy to
grow. It will give generous sparklers three-fourth metres tall,
studded with 30 to 40 single or double flowers that will remain fresh
for almost a month or more.
child remains innocent
Though a child born out of
wedlock is not considered illegitimate any more in the eyes of the
law, the same child is not entitled to a share in the property that is
inherited by his parents, writes Shoma A.
innocence is victimised by the sins committed by others. A child born
out of wedlock or of a void or illegal marriage is considered
illegitimate. Children pay for the decisions taken by the parents and
are denied inheritance rights in principle, if not in terms of the
legal statutes, that they now have access to.