Give the old their due
As India greys at a rapid pace, its senior citizens bear the brunt of the changing socio-cultural scenario. Many face isolation and lack the resources for a better quality of life. To ensure that senior citizens get their due, the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Bill, 2007, will be introduced in the winter session of Parliament.
Aditi Tandon examines the provisions of this legislation
The Bahai Temple in New Delhi and the Sydney Opera House in Australia are among the most magnificent buildings of the world, says
will be many contentions
as to who has built the most beautiful buildings of the modern age.
But there is no doubt that two edifices, the Sydney Opera House in
Australia and the Bahai Temple in New Delhi would be high in the list.
Eye for detail
centuries, the Mona Lisa
has beguiled art buffs unable to resist speculating on its origin and
meaning. Now a French inventor claims to have some answers, including
the fate of the enigmatic subjectís famously missing eyebrows and
Penguins show team spirit
team of researchers led by Andre Chiaradia of the Philip Island Nature
Park in Victoria, Australia, has concluded that penguins like to team
up when going on fishing expeditions. Little penguins, the smallest
penguin species, like many other penguins, cross the beach in groups
of five to 10 birds, to protect themselves from potential predators.
A combat with the Big C
The language of pain as well as grit is the same everywhere.
Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi writes about three close acquaintances across three continents who took the fearsome cancer head on and came up trumps
Anything for looking good
Concepts like beauty, fairness and perfect body size are glamorised and are associated with approval and acceptance. This gets reinforced in the minds of young women, who set unrealistic standards for themselves and employ unhealthy ways to achieve them, reports
Henna designs for your body
The tradition of applying of
mehndi, mostly followed during weddings and other special occasions, has now become a fashion statement for the trendy, reports
Composer A.R. Rahman is all set for a
small-screen debut. He has joined hands with the United Nations and
production house Endemol for Mission Ustad ó an
"enlightening" musical show on to-be-launched Hindi
entertainment channel 9X.
Serious cinema to the fore
IFFI 2007 promises good films, less glamour and better organisation, says
Ervell E. Menezes
just about a month to go
for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), there is not much
happening. There seems to be a lull and the registrations are to be
Itís my goodwill
vs big money: Shahrukh
Om Shanti Om is pitted against Saawariya, which has Sony
Pictures splurging big money on its publicity. But Shahrukh Khan says no
amount of money can surpass the goodwill he has created. "After
this film people will love me. And nobody is going to use the money to
oust the goodness that I have created," Shahrukh said.
do various productions on
the Indian small screen invariably fail to breach the wall of crassness?
There was a time when paucity of foreign exchange, lack of
infrastructure and inability to access quality training facilities for
TV professionals were given as reasons for the Indian televisionís
inability to attain excellence.