cultures of Himachal
Changing values and practices are threatening Pahari
language, music, dance and lifestyle. Unless the authorities
wake up to document the unique heritage, it may pass into
oblivion without a trace, writes Vijay K.
Pahari musical instruments (from left) pairs of harnshinga,
karnal, kaori, dhol, nagara, bhana and sarnai.
Photos by the writer
What a Gul
Ervell E. Menezes catches up with Gul Panag, who is making waves at IFFI with her film
Tall, slim and ravishingly beautiful, Gul Panag needs no
introduction. Her brilliant portrayal of a medico in Summer
2007 made her a top priority personality at IFFI. So
catching up with her just before the presentation of her film at
the VIP lounge was top priority for me.
Add funk to your nails
A crazy hairdo and wacky attire are striking, but what about your nails? Colour them in funky shades too to make a statement, says British nail technician Jacqui Jefford.
Jefford says this is the right time to wear crazy nails with
loads of attitude and confidence. “I have seen people carrying
crazy hair styles and dresses with confidence, but most of them
play it safe with nail colours. This is the right time to add
funk to your nails and make a statement,” Jefford said.