a moment in time
has been his abiding passion for the past 40 years. His
iconic works are currently on display at a retrospective
in the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi. Roopinder
Singh takes a look at the world of Raghu Rai and
Father and My
Son, a stark, black and white 1969 image of a child
grasping the hands of his father, shot by Raghu Rai in
Delhi, appears to capture the world as you enter the
National Gallery of Modern Art at New Delhi.
don’t believe in nostalgic nonsense
Raghu Rai with his work at the retrospective.
— Photo by the writer
a learning actor’
Sonu Sood, the
tall, handsome Punjabi is making a mark in Bollywood. Whether as
Sujamal, the affectionate Bhaisa in Jodhaa-Akbar, or
Abhishek Bachchan’s brother in Yuva, Sonu is here to
stay. Shoma A. Chatterji in
a tete-0-tete with the actor
Where do Sonu Sood’s roots lie?
I am from Moga in
Punjab. My father is a businessman and my mother is a professor
of English and History. Among the three children, I am the only
son. After school, I did electronics engineering in Nagpur. I
did modelling for some time in Delhi. But there was this desire
to reach out, to do something more relevant and lasting, which
could only happen in Mumbai.
jewellery back in business
The youth of today
has taken a fascination for jewellery once worn by kings and
says Anju Munshi
one imagine an
Indian bride without elaborate jewellery? On occasions like
weddings and other related festivals, Indian women prefer the
traditional and the ethnic look. Traditional crafting in gold,
precious stones and diamonds in meenakari and
kundankari has been an integral part for all festivals and
family-oriented occasions. Now these old style jewelleries are
back with a bang.