Vale of cheer
The rhythm of normal life has returned to Kashmir. It has been a long journey for the valley from the days of fear-filled silence to a tourist haven abuzz with activity,
reports Kumar Rakesh from Srinagar
Over the years, Srinagar’s
Lal Chowk has been a witness to militant violence but now the din of
ceaseless traffic and the sight of groups of tourists haggling with
shopkeepers stand out around this historic city square.
Nothing marks the change in the valley more than the rush at the Tulip garden in Srinagar. The garden is becoming a preferred locale for shooting films.
— Photo by Amin War
Kumaon Lake Region
A gem in perfect setting
Nainital offers stunning and soothing sights. The lakes and lush forests with mountain ranges as a backdrop offer a comforting break from the heat of the plains, writes
‘Theatre is my first love’
She rose to popularity
as "Devki bhojai" of the hit Doordarshan series Humrahi
in the early 1990s and since then has been active in films and
television, but Himani Shivpuri says theatre has been her first love.
It is a special music
video to inspire people to save the planet. Its objective is to create
awareness about the environment and make people realise the urgency of
the situation at hand and bring about a change in their attitude and
actions. The National Geographic
Channel has launched a special music video, Earth — A Song for
Life, dedicated to World Earth Day.
The ghost story
Films on supernatural themes have a peculiar fascination, writes
M. L. Dhawan
films in the Hindi cinema had storylines derived from the realm of the
supernatural, especially spirits and ghosts. The recent Bhootnath
by B.R. Chopra Films falls in this genre. The story is about a
ghost but it is not a horror film. Bhootnath (Amitabh Bachchan) is a
ghost but there is nothing scary or supernatural about him.
Slice of Europe
Lovers of good cinema
had an opportunity to`A0watch European films at an exclusive
collection of 21 contemporary films from 20 European Union (EU) member
states. These films were screened in New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata,
Kozhikode and Pune during the 13th European Union Film Festival held
Emran’s new role
Subhash K. Jha
Emran Hashmi is moving
out of the Mahesh Bhatt fold temporarily for a film that brings
Hollywood’s Warner Brothers to Indian shores for the second time.
Warner Brothers has tied up with Tandav films of Khosla Ka Ghosla
fame for a film that studies intimate human relationships. It is set
in Delhi. The Hollywood movie major’s first project in Hindi was
Nikhil Advani’s Chandni Chowk To China. Actor Emran Hashmi
gets a total makeover for the part. After playing the kiss-friendly
boy-man in a series of Bhatt films, Emran is ready to play a mature
married man with kids.
Home away from home
Single women account for 8 per cent of the grey population. They face physical, financial and emotional insecurity. Old age homes give them independence and security, writes
Master of jewellery
She is the first woman to have launched designer jewellery in India. No two Poonam Soni designs are the same. Each one is specifically crafted to suit the features of the wearer, says