After remaining in neglect for over 60 years, the Old Silver Mint of Kolkata
is all set to be resurrected as a currency and coins museum and an ‘edutainment centre’.
Subhrangshu Gupta traces the history of the grand Grecian structure
stands on the Strand, facing the Hooghly, an old and yellowish
dilapidated building, with its imposing frontage designed as a
replica of the Temple of Minerva in Athens. Kolkata’s Old
Silver Mint, a landmark that has seen the city change
dramatically over the past 184 years, is a crumbling symbol of
the city’s rich heritage.
Kolkata’s Old Silver Mint will be revamped to house a currency and coins museum
search of truth
Sadhus from all over the
country come to Harisar Dera in Ludhiana district of Punjab to
meditate. The colony, which has been in existence for more than a
century, can accommodate over 200 visitors, who also attend spiritual
discourses and hold discussions on religion,
writes Sanjeev Singh Bariana
Dera at Kila Raipur in Ludhiana district is a classic congregation of
distinct regional identities of the country. The colony compound is a
unique ensemble of an ever-floating population of sadhus, who
come here and meditate till they want and leave for other destinations
as a part of their unending search for the ultimate truth.
set to party
Planning and preparing for a
party can be as enjoyable as eating the tasty stuff,
says Pushpesh Pant
we enter the new year and bid adieu to past, our thoughts turn to
partying. There is, arguably, no joy greater than sharing good food
with family and friends.
Music can contribute a great
deal to medical science in relieving stress of the mind and body. It
has a direct impact on a person’s mood and well-being,
says Nutan Sehgal
a typical young teenager, Sakshi had her highs and lows. Once after a
massive brawl with her sister, she stormed into her room, turned on
the music and closed her eyes. Always very fond of music, she felt the
vibrations flow through her body, soothing her frayed nerves and
calming her mind.
Sewani predicts what the stars have in store for you
(March 21 - April 20)
may sign a new contact on reasonable terms with a big organisation in
January. Those who are keen to set up their own business will receive
financial support from their elders. Simple economy measures will
relieve you of worries in February. You can pick up new interests and
communicate more widely in March.
Munwani checks out what leading telly artistes like to watch on
television industry in India, with hundreds of channels having
countless soaps and other shows, has come of age. The rising
popularity of the small screen stars can rival that of the Bollywood
stars. But what do they do in their spare time?
the perfectionist, stunned me at shoot’
Jiah Khan, who created a buzz
with Nishabd, talks to Ritesh Sharma
latest film Ghajini
don’t you feel luckier compared to others to have started your
career opposite two of the biggest stars of Indian cinema?
Lucky! I feel extremely
fortunate to have worked with them. And after working with them I
realised why they are called the biggest stars.
film was not made for political reasons’
A. Chatterji on Kamaal R Khan, whose Deshdrohi, based on
attacks against north Indians in Maharashtra, has been a big draw
R. Khan’s name would never have rung any bell before his maiden film
Deshdrohi hit 50 television channels with high-end promos
hitting you every other minute.