Saturday, August 18, 2007

COLUMNS
THIS ABOVE ALL
TELEVISTA
fASHION

STAMPED IMPRESSIONS

GOOD MOTORING
AUDIO SCAN
MUSIC ZONE

PUNJABI ANTENNA

WEBSIDE HUMOUR

FOR CHILDREN

CROSSWORD
RHYME TIME

ROOTS

Lost glory
the tale of the tiger

The present tiger count is just over 1300. The number has been depleting steadily since the past century. Even after Independence little has been done to protect the national animal. The first tiger census was carried out only in 1972, and soon after came Project Tiger which has shown poor results. Problems like poaching, shrinking forests and shortage of prey continue to corner the big beast, which today is on the brink of extinction, writes Usha Rai
A hundred years ago, the tiger was really the king in this country. He roamed vast tracts of dense forests and undulating grasslands and there was enough prey species for lavish meals for him and his progeny. According to estimates, there were 40,000 tigers in India in the early part of the 20th century. There are paintings that show proud maharajas with dozens of slaughtered tigers lying at their feet.

The big cats are resilient creatures.
TIGER TRAIL: The big cats are resilient creatures. They can bounce back if they are a provided a habitat free from human interference.

Luv it, hate it but itís here to stay
Cyber junkies say it is SHRT (short) and SWT (sweet). The new language popularised by Internet chat lines and cellphones is truly GR8 (great). Vinita Mehra reports
Itís only words and words are all I have`85.
Pop group BoyZone perhaps had the dictionary words in mind when they set out to woo the girl of their dreams. But for the new cyber generation sharply focused on the Internet, words have a staccato style all their own.

Dream of alien-TV
Alien-hunters hoping to eavesdrop on extraterrestrial TV might be in for disappointment. Marko Horvat, a computer scientist at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, has calculated the odds of detecting alien civilisations of different lifespans from their radio signals.

Rahulís romance with Canada
Subhash K. Jha
Rahul Bose, who recently attended a retrospective of his films at the Toronto film festival, says people's perceptions about Bollywood are changing.

 

COLUMNS

THIS ABOVE ALLNo beauty in this beast
by Khushwant Singh

TELEVISTAWays of seeing India at 60
by Amita Malik

FASHION: Return of the anklets

WEBSIDE HUMOUR: Most wanted
Compiled by Sunil Sharma

GENERATION X

CROSSWORD
by Karuna Goswamy

ROOTS
by Deepti

Rhyme Time





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