A profile in courage
Staying away from the media strobes, she overcame fear, and with exemplary tenacity refused to give up. On January 21, a Mumbai court awarded life sentences to 11 persons who sexually assaulted Bilkis Bano in March 2002. She had witnessed 13 of her relatives being burnt alive and her daughter being murdered, while she, her mother and sister were sexually assaulted. The court’s verdict was a victory not only for her but also a blow for all those who were killed and violated in Gujarat.
Shiv Kumar reports the extraordinary case of Bilkis Bano
Bilkis Bano & Zaheera Shaikh
Justice eludes Gujarat’s Muslims
Netaji: The mystery deepens
What happened to Subhas Chandra Bose in 1945?
Maj Gen Himmat Singh Gill (retd) says many questions remain unanswered if we buy the story that he died in the plane crash at Taipei
I have survived it all — Kabir Bedi
Kabir Bedi, who has marked
his presence in Western cinema and is set to host a chat show on
television, feels proud when he looks back at his career spanning over
three decades, three continents and three mediums.
World celebrates buildings and designs around the globe in World’s Skylines today at 5.10 pm as it looks at architecture around the world.
It goes through the history of tall buildings and examines the 14 medieval towers of San Gimignano in Italy’s Tuscany region as also the twentyfirst century’s Gherkin building that has become as important a landmark of London as St Paul’s Cathedral.
Mouli in man’s world
Shaina Sikand, the lead
star in Kahin Kissi Roz on Star Plus, Mouli Ganguly was one of
TV’s top eyeball grabbers. But she quit the role at the height of
her popularity. "I had reached a point of stagnation playing
Shaina Sikand and wanted a life outside Kahin Kissi Roz."
With Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Jodhaa-Akbar due for release soon,
Shoma A. Chatterji looks at a few historical films
romance across the world
holds a special charm for literature and cinema. For Indian mainstream
cinema, there is the added attraction of the ‘period’ feel, the
lavish sets, the grand costumes, beautiful actors and last but never
the least, scintillating songs and a memorable musical score.
Ervell E. Menezes
checks out the films for the 10th edition of MIFF
Mumbai International Film
Festival (MIFF) for Documentary, Short and Animation Films is being
held at the prestigious National Centre for the Performing Arts at
Nariman Point in Mumbai from February 3 to 9, an event held every
other year and eagerly awaited by filmmakers and cine-buffs alike.
The highs and heartbreaks of
filmstars has been a favourite theme with directors, writes M.L.
in the film industry have
always held fascination for movie buffs. Set in the 1950s, Prakash
Jha’s Khoya Khoya Chand directed by Sudhir Mishra is the
story of writer-director Zafar (Shiney Ahuja) and an actress Nikhat (Soha
Ali Khan), an extra who becomes a superstar.
A healthy model
is urgent need for a massive investment in healthcare, particularly in the northern states. The world-class hospitals in the South which cater to the needy and provide free services could serve as models for setting up medicities in Chandigarh and Punjab, writes