No historian, with the exception of K. M. Panikkar, has taken the
trouble to chart out how Indiaís seafaring activity helped forge and
sustain cultural linkages in this part of the world. Former Chief of
Naval Staff Admiral Arun
Prakash makes out a case for a voyage to explore Indiaís
maritime tradition and document it
the banks of the Kalimas river in the heart of Surabaya, the
Indonesian Navy has created its submarine museum; inside a former
Russian Whiskey class boat.
The Indian Navy acquired its second aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, on May 12, 1987
Adhai din ka Jhonpra
Indo-Islamic architecture of the 12th century, the mosque
known as Adhai din ka Jhonpra near Ajmer in Rajasthan is the most
important. This edifice of 1192 came up even one year before
construction of Qutub Minar began in Delhi.It
is called Adhai din ka Jhonpra, following an interesting anecdote.
After the second battle of Tarain (1192) in which Shahabuddin Muhammad
Ghori defeated and killed Prithviraj Chauhan, the victor passed
through Ajmer. Ghori was so awed by the temples of the city, that he
wanted them destroyed and replaced instantly.
There are politicians as portrayed by celluloid heroes and heroes who
turn politicians in real life. Shoma A.
some films in this genre
has a tendency to portray heroes as political leaders in films, an
extension of film stars doubling up as politicians through popular
mandate. Is there a difference between the two? Yes, there is.
wonít be typecastí
Subhash K. Jha
Shah, who plays Kasturba in Gandhi My Father, is not worried
about being typecast as an old woman."No
way, because I play young Kasturba in most of the film. And the
cinematographer has made me look better than ever before. I donít
think after this role the industry will typecast me," Shefali
Tribals of Jharkhandís Singhbum district have been slow to take
advantage of government schemes. Many of them do not have job cards
and bank accounts. The root cause is lack of effective local
governance, writes Nitya
quality of local governance is directly proportionate to the quality
of local natural resources. Where village or town-level governance
structures are weak or do not exist, the natural resource base is also
weak. If there is a good panchayati system or municipality, water and
forests are usually available in adequate measure to meet the needs of
got its first woman Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, 40 years ago and
its first woman president, Pratibha Patil, this year. But theirs is
not the story of the common Indian woman. The past 60 years have been
a story of missed opportunities.
Gary and Isabel have converted the dosa into an American speciality
with a variety of new fillings, writes Rashmi
Alexander has revolutionised the great Indian dosa. She uses
unusual fillings like with smoked turkey, spinach, jack cheese and
balsamic roasted onions. Being the head chef at the famous Hampton
Chutney Company, Sylvia, a Trinidad/Tobago national, has converted
dosa and utthappam into American specialities, and now these dishes
are truly set to go global.