King of the board
Viswanathan Anand is the undisputed champion after winning the
world chess championships in all three formats — knockout,
round-robin and match-play, writes M. S. Unnikrishnan
Anand has always been an enigmatic player, but his resilience
and keenly focussed approach, have taken him from restricting
circumstances to the top. Anand has, indeed, changed the
dynamics of the chess world, forever. In the rarefied field of
international chess, Anand has stood out but it has not been an
easy ride for him as there have been times when his fans have
been shocked by his inexplicable losses.
|KILLER MOVES: A dash of agression combined with speed has given a cuting edge to the game of World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand Photos: PTI
Murals of Mansa Devi
The shrine in Manimajra is constructed on the basis of the panchyatana plan of medieval Hindu temple architecture, writes Kanwarjit Singh Kang
the periphery of Chandigarh and Panchkula in Manimajra stands the
temple of Mansa Devi. The shrine is a renowned Sidh Peeth where
mother goddess Mansa Devi is worshipped.
Healthcare needs a boost
India has to be more helpful and dedicated to attract foreign patients, who are drawn to hospitals in South-East Asia, which provide facilities that conform to international standards, says
is poised to become a global health destination. The country’s
revenue from medical tourism can surpass that of the IT sector.
Days of horror
Lt Col Chanan Singh Dhillon
(retd), a prisoner of war during
World War II, gives a first-hand account of life in a camp
the World War II, a large number of Indian prisoners of war (PoWs)
were kept in North Africa in temporary camps at Bengazi, Sirte, Agela
and further west up to Tripoli, the capital of Lybia.
The 132-year-old Rajindra Kothi in Patiala’s famous Baradari Gardens has been restored and converted into a heritage hotel, the first of its kind in Punjab, writes
one passes through the brightly lit corridors of the once-dilapidated
Rajindra Kothi in Patiala’s famous Baradari Gardens, one gets
transported to the golden days, when Sikh rulers reigned over the vast
plains of northern India and their extravagance and tastes were the
stuff of legend.
Restaurant for vultures
M. S. Prakash
sleepy town of Ramanagaram in Karnataka will add a feather to its cap
when an unique restaurant is set up by the Karnataka Forest Department
in an exclusive sanctuary for the endangered long-billed vulture.
Dress elegant this winter
that black is not the only colour that dominated the fashion shows in
October, 2008, in Mumbai. The multitude of hues that were flaunted
made one feel that the winter of 2008 will be the most colourful.
‘The film was a journey’
Ranjita Biswas catches up with Nandita Das, whose debut film Firaaq on
post-Godhra Gujarat was premiered at the 33rd Toronto Film Festival
Das, the actress regarded as a little ‘different’, who has opted
to stay in Delhi and not in the film capital Mumbai, has now cut her
teeth as a director with Firaaq which premiered at the recent
Toronto film Festival.
B. R. Chopra set the trend of socially relevant films, writes M.L. Dhawan
M.A. in English literature from Lahore University, Baldev Raj Chopra
stared his career as a film journalist with Cine Herald. After
Independence, he came to Bombay.