with the Golden Globe
soul-stirring melodies of A.R. Rahman have won him international
acclaim. Nonika Singh writes about this
25, when A.R. Rahman burst on the national scene with Roja, he
was hailed as a prodigy. Today at 43, he is arguably India’s
best-known music composer and the most visible face of Indian music.
He is being acclaimed as a genius. Yes, by a grateful nation basking
in the glory of the Golden Globe award that he has brought to his
country for the first time in history. Only now it’s not only a
nation that is applauding but international community, too.
Post-Golden Globe award that he got for Best Original Score in British
director Danny Boyle’s movie Slumdog Millionaire, the world
is saying, "Now we all know A.R. Rahman – but we probably
should have a long time ago."
Make-up in Kathakali is a
prolonged, arduous and meticulous art, which begins hours before the
actual staging of the play, writes N.
deft strokes transform a frail, earthly figure into the mighty Indian
demigod Hanuman. Their soft touches can change a scrawny pork-marked
face into that of an ‘apasara’.
for the seniors
The government should look
after senior citizens and provide them with social security. Elected
civic groups of men and women, with the help of panchayati raj bodies,
the law and doctors, should come forward to serve the elderly, says Triloki
that the elections to state assemblies are over, the new democratic
governments should plan and work for the implementation of the
promises made. Some of these might have been made as a part of the
is making efforts to save the endangered red panda from extinction.
The Himalayan Zoological Park (HZP), Gangtok, in collaboration with
the state Forest Department has initiated a programme for the
conservation and breeding of red panda at a natural enclosure in the
your shave right
Use a new razor head once
every eight shaves. A thick brush and shaving paste will make the
tiniest hidden hair soft, says Hector Choksi
us say that the average man shaves every day, and takes 10 minutes to
do it. We will subtract a few days for those Saturdays he gets up,
looks in the mirror, and says: "Oh, to hell with it today—it is
Krishan visits the village of Giverny in France, famous for
impressionist painter Claude Monet’s home and gardens, which were
also the subject of his paintings
and art are synonymous with each other. French people’s passion for
art is probably the only thing that surpasses their passion for ‘men
in blue’ (French football team).
once scorched the silver screen will now enthrall the small screen
audiences. Hugely popular Bollywood film Seeta Aur Geeta,
starring Hema Malini in a double role, is now being converted into a
The rags-to-riches story of
Jamaal in Slumdog Millionaire is perfect antidote
to the discontent of our times, says Christina
visually stunning. It’s gripping. It’s gobbling up awards. And
it’s the feel-good film of the year. Yes, if you want to escape the
horror of a British winter at a time when each bulletin brings news so
bad it would, if it wasn’t you and your friends losing their jobs,
be boring, then the answer is this: Slumdog Millionaire.
need more short films: Anupam Kher
documentaries and short films should be made as multiplexes provide
space for such movies and such endeavours will provide opportunities
for struggling young artistes in the country, says Anupam Kher, who
was last seen in critically acclaimed film A Wednesday.