Vibha Sharma captures the pristine glory of Bastar in words and images
Surprisingly bewitching and beautiful — there can be no other way to describe Bastar, the tribal district of the young state of Chhattisgarh. Surprising — because Bastar, one of the last strongholds of the tribal way of life and culture in India, leaves the first-time visitor almost in awe because this is not what an unaware tourist to the hinterland expects to find.
Verghese on how Rev. Barakat Ullah used Christmas carols
in Punjabi to bring together the rural and urban members of his
IT was the
December of 1933 when a young Punjabi priest and his beautiful
Pathan bride, both fresh from the academic world of Lahore and
Delhi, came to serve in the towns of rural Punjab. During the years
that followed, their problem was, how to bring together the
largely illiterate rural and urban members of their varied
congregation into an integrated community.
FOR the first time
in the world, an ant figured as the pivot of a ‘nano’ movie,
whose director claims his 10-second-long work is the shortest
film ever made. Though the film is
of a fleeting span and its lead character a tiny creature,
director Sathar Adhoor said the work was a serious attempt to
reflect on the good and evil sides of man.