The Day of the Bull
|On October 29, India became the 20th nation to have seen its stock market benchmark touch the 20,000-point
milestone. The BSE Sensex breached the 20k level in intra-day trade for the first time in its over two-decade history.
Shiv Kumar looks at the amazing, unprecedented bull run and how many made huge money from stocks
Investors and brokers in Bhopal cut a cake to celebrate the 20,000 mark reached by the Sensex.
— PTI photo
Homemakers and students are taking advantage of the boom, reports Shveta Pathak
61-year old Sudesh Jalhan,
a couple of months ago the stock market only signified a place that
caused "unnecessary" excitement among over-enthusiastic
people. None of the stories she heard about ‘fast money’ attracted
her. It is this very market that is a source of income for her.
When networking scores
are the days when even
smart investors relied on tips from brokers and friends to bet on the
hottest scrips. Rumour-mongers and freelance tipsters have moved their
Varinder Singh travelled across Canada to capture the kaleidoscope
of colour that arrives with autumn
To catch the colourful,
fascinating and inviting colours of autumn in Canada, I decided to
undertake a road journey of more than 4,000 km from Toronto to Calgary
and Great Falls (in the US) via cities and townships of Barrie,
Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Nipigon, Kenora, Winnipeg, Brandon,
Regina, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge.
that Begum Samru built
a small and dusty town, just 22 km from Meerut, does not figure on the
itinerary of most tourists except the pilgrims bound for its famous
church. The historical town has a romantic past in which Begum Samru
played a key role.
Road to hell
About 70 per cent of the population of Haryana’s Sirsa district bordering Punjab
and Rajasthan is addicted to drugs. The situation is a cause for concern because
many fall prey to the menace in their early teens, writes Kiran Deep
As Rituparno Ghosh’s The Last Lear
prepares for its Indian release, Shoma A. Chatterji explores the world of self-reflexive films
With the impending Indian release of The Last Lear, the
question of filmmakers taking a look at the industry and the people
within it offers an insight into cinema as an art form, cinema as a
mirror to the society, cinema that reflects social concern and cinema
as a tool of expression for the filmmaker.
Good lines, taut action and spine-chilling suspense make
The Contract a must-see, says Ervell E.
a cop-turned-teacher Ray
Keene (John Cusack) who is having problems with his teenage son Chris
(Jamie Anderson) and have the two of them run into a ruthless contract
killer Frank Carden (Morgan Freeman).
Romanian filmmaker Cristi Puiu’s The Death of Mr Lazarescu is
a starkly realistic drama that offers no hope, says Vikramdeep
you have relatives?"
a doctor asks an ailing old man. "I have ulcer," comes the
curt reply. This dialogue sums up The Death of Mr Lazarescu, a
much-acclaimed tragic farce directed by Romanian filmmaker Cristi
Puiu. The ending can be guessed from the title itself. However,
what’s more significant is the protagonist’s final journey rather
than the inevitable destination.