The All India
Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), established in 1956 as an
institute of national importance by an Act of Parliament, is the
country’s premier medical institute for referral and research
purposes. Lately, however, it has been in the news for the wrong,
often ‘unhealthy,’ reasons. Tripti Nath
looks at what ails AIIMS
now and then, one gets a request from acquaintances and friends for an
appointment with A IIMS doctors. The institute inspires immense
confidence across the board—among the poor, the middle-class and the
Indian art at great
contemporary art has reached unprecedented heights in the world, said
Sayed Haider Raza, one of India’s most prominent and critically
acclaimed modernists, at the inauguration of his first ever
retrospective in the US.
He attributed the
phenomenon to Indian painters’ "understanding of Indian culture
as well as of today’s world".
Weaving dreams, living a
Indian bridal trousseaus are complete without the inclusion of an
exquisite Banarasi saree. However, the women behind the creation of
the spectacular yards of fabric have never been given their due. This
despite the fact that they are involved in the entire creative process—from
weaving to adding embellishments to giving the final touches.
Return of the nose
recent times Sania Mirza has brought back the traditional Indian nose
ring to the limelight. A well-chiselled nose adds beauty to a woman’s
face. A tiny nose stud makes it more beautiful.
And the nose ring or
stud is a new addition to bridal jewellery. In the olden era, before
the maiden took the saat pheras, her nose was pierced and the
auspicious nose ring worn by her then would be worn throughout her
Women prefer men with deep
from the US and Canada have found that women prefer men with deep
voices to those with a good physique or an attractive face.
discovered this after interviewing 52 women and 49 men from the Hadza
tribe in Tanzania. Hadza has a population of 800 and their lifestyle
reflects those of humans thousands
of years ago.
On the safari trail
A visit to Masai
Mara, one of Kenya’s most stunning game reserves, is a lifetime’s
experience... leaves you wanting more, says Thomas
chasing antelopes, lionesses feasting on a buffalo, zebras ambling
across the road — where do you see all of this on one day? Maybe on
the National Geographic Channel.
But this one was for
real — very real. A visit to the Masai Mara in Kenya — home to the
greatest game show in nature — is truly breathtaking. From our small
Beachcraft, we can see vast expanses of rolling grasslands scattered
with acacia woods and bush.
Just for jest
since its inception, humour on TV has changed from the near sublime to
the earthy both in form and content, acquiring more range and variety
in the process. Wagle Ki Duniya
epitomised the genteel, understated family comedy that remains
unmatched and, mercifully, un-remade till date. Mercifully, because
you just can’t recapture the pristine aura of a classic original.
Other family comedies that remain etched on one’s mind are Yeh Jo
Hai Zindagi and Dekh Bhai Dekh.
Breaking news for TRPs
A. Chatterji on It’s Breaking News, a film that questions the
validity of media’s sting operations
journalism has not yet featured as the main focus of any feature film
in Bollywood. This marks a significant ‘absence’ in view of the
ambience and spread of television news channels that, in recent years,
have successfully and perhaps diabolically, converted ‘news’ into
Kaka’s second innings
Khanna is aiming to make it big in the second innings of his film
career. Starring in Kaash Mere Hote, Khanna says, "My role
in the film is unusual. I hope my audience would bestow me with the
same love they gave me in my first innings," says Khanna. Music director
Shravan is the song director of the film. Kumar Sahil of Ludhiana play’s
the lead role in the film.
Farhan’s brother act
Subhash K. Jha
the time he made that feisty feel-cool film about three urban dudes
called Dil Chahta Hai to his surrealistic take on the Amitabh
Bachchan blockbuster Don, Farhan Akhtar has never ceased to
surprise. Farhan has agreed to
play the lead in his sister Zoya Akhtar’s directorial debut Luck
By Chance. This is probably the first occasion when an established
filmmaker would star in his sister’s directorial venture.