Charles Correa stands tall and rock solid, like his work.
Rajnish Wattas writes
about this architect of Indian renaissance
Correa, eminent Indian architect, recently completed a personal
landmark — 50 years of extraordinary practice. This icon of
Indian architecture with an international presence and imprint,
has reasons to smile. His personal growth has been almost
synonymous with India’s journey into finding its
post-Independence architectural idiom.
CORREA ‘S CREATIONS:
A view of the Champalimaud Centre in Lisbon
The moon man of Punjab
Madan Lal, from Budhlada in Mansa district of Punjab, designed and fabricated the MIP (Moon Impact Probe) that was recently released on the moon by Chandrayaan-1. The road to success wasn’t a smooth one for this pioneer, who has played a pivotal role in almost all missions of ISRO till date, and has carved a niche for himself among top international scientists, writes
humble and unassuming persona of Madan Lal belies his achievements.
Born in the dawn of Independence, this former deputy director of the
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has been a key player in
propelling the country into the big league in the field of space
Trousseau for men
The idea of a male trousseau is pretty simple. Men just want to look as good as their brides on their wedding day, writes
a few years ago, the very idea of a male trousseau was greeted with
amusement. The traditional Indian groom had very few choices, and his
standard wedding day wear were straight-cut dark suit, a brocade sherwani
or a silk dhoti- kurta.
Bollywood masala a hit in Venezuela
There is growing interest in Hindi films among
the students of cinema in Venezuela, writes Shakuntala Rao after a visit to the
Department of Cinema Studies at Caracas university
del Central Venezuela (UVC) is one of the largest universities in
South America with 85,000 students and sits in the heart of Caracas,
the capital of Venezuela.
Celluloid baddie in a pious role
portraying negative characters in Bollywood for over three decades,
noted actor Raza Murad will now be seen playing a pious Sikh in a new
TV series Meet Mila De Rabba.
Summer in Britain
Treasures from Rajasthan will
be showcased for the first time in British Museum, writes Arifa
British Museum has announced plans for a spectacular six-month season
showcasing Indian art and culture to mark the country’s emergence as
an economic superpower.
of the Showman
Subhash Ghai’s latest film Yuvvraaj
reinforces his reputation as the maker of some
of Bollywood’s most opulent, larger-than-life, feel-good
a filmmaker hits 64, has a track record of over a dozen jubilee hits
to his name and calls himself a "showman", you automatically
look up at him in awe and with loads of expectation. True, of late,
Subhash Ghai has been going through a lean patch at the box-office.
But still, you cannot write him off in a hurry.
Chowk to China is not about my life: Akshay Kumar
Kumar has said his upcoming film Chandni Chowk to China was not
a biographical account. "The only similarity is that like myself
in real life, the protagonist also works as a cook," Akshay, who
is originally from Delhi and worked as a cook in Bangkok before making
it big in Bollywood, has said.
Abraham the sexiest Asian
Abraham has been adjudged the sexiest Asian man in the world in 2008.
In the annual round conducted by Eastern Eye, a leading British
Asian weekly, Abraham emerged the top in a shortlist of 10, with
Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan at second and third places,