Where faith unites
Nestling in the Nilgiri hills is a place where religious unity, love and compassion rule the heart of people.
Usha Rai visits Abu Vishwa Complex near Ooty and shares
the vision behind this unique effort
a time when communal conflicts across the country have led to
paroxysms of violence and sullied the name of India, in a serene
corner of Ooty (Udhagamandalam), the Abu Baba Religious and
Festival Mission Trust has been inculcating respect for all
The Abu Vishwa multi-religious temple
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regulation are attracting foreigners and NRIs to sperm banks and
surrogate mothers, writes Anil Malhotra
business process, knowledge process and legal process outsourcing,
genetic pool banks are the latest outsourcing industry from India.
Lord above is perhaps rather selective and not overly liberal about
his myriad benedictions, no matter what the faithful may wish to
at detecting whether someone is telling the truth is as old as
humanity itself. Indeed, one theory about the origins of human
intelligence is that manís relatively large brain evolved out of the
need to recognise deception in other individuals living within the
same social group.
Singh visits Naggar which offers a beautiful view of the Kulu
valley and was home to the famous Russian painter Nicholas Roerich and
erstwhile capital of Kulu, Naggar is situated on the left bank of
River Beas. It is a popular tourist stop-over, just 25 km away from
Buddhaís gorgeous disciple
in the sleepy little village of Ambara in Bihar lies the legend of
Amrapali, who was a rare combination of beauty and talent with
unmatchable skills in classical art, greatly admired 25 centuries ago.
can ruin your vacation
laptops and wireless Internet connections are considered inseparable
tools for the new-age executives, they are spoiling their holidays and
increasingly ruining their family relationships, a psychologist has
Rao recalls how Mumbaiís Taj Mahal Hotel, was a popular
for romantic films of the 1960s
it CID where Dev Anand cheekily follows his love interest on
Marine Drive or Rajesh Khanna ambling on Juhu beach in Anand,
some places of Mumbai have been immortalised on the celluloid screen.
So has been the Taj Mahal Hotel.
music was his forte
Singh Aujla on Sardul Singh Kwatra, the music director from
Punjab who simplified classical ragas in his songs
director Sardul Singh Kwatra was among the most colourful
personalities of the film industry. Six feet tall, with a stylish
beard, well-starched moustache, he was fair-skinned and handsome. His
friends called him a Ďladiesí maní.