legends in Bengal have generally come in threes. In the 19th century,
the names that burst upon the scene were Bankim Chandra Chatterjee,
Rabindranath Tagore and Sarat Chandra Chatterjee. However, Bankim
arrived slightly earlier than the other two who were contemporaries
and had a great regard for each other although their literary styles
and social objectives were wholly different.
While female foeticide is
rampant in parts of the North, childless couples of West Bengal prefer
to adopt girls. The kind of attachment that Bengalis have for girl
children is seldom seen elsewhere. Many couples who already have
daughters are also keen to adopt girls, says Soma
had been a long and stressful journey for Saikat and Julie. They had
exhausted their savings on fertility treatments only to arrive at the
conclusion that they could never have children of their own. The
one-line medical certificate had ruined their dreams. That was some
The pull of Pisa
Pisa in Italy may be famous for its leaning tower but the town has many more beautiful monuments, discovers
J. L. Gupta
is not merely a country of mountains and highlands. Or known just for
its Fiat and Ferrari or pizzas. It is a treasure trove where every
stone has a story to tell and its each city offers a slice of history.
And it does not take long to discover it.
Jagjit Puri puts together various accounts by Greek and Indian historians in an effort to answer who emerged victorious in the battle between Alexander and Porus
has a distinctive culture that distinguishes it from the living
patterns of other places. Its indigenous traits gradually mixed with
those brought by invaders and resulted in a vibrant language,
lifestyle and civic society that make the region unique.
jewellery for funky look
the price of gold rocketing to Rs 1,600 a gram, the modern miss has to
look towards other sources for her jewellery, and in the hundreds of
types of tribal jewellery all over India, we have a veritable treasure
chest of patterns, mostly in silver and other affordable materials.
Irrespective of the length of
the role, many an artiste has eclipsed the
entire film with a brief role, writes Surendra
does matter. Or so believe the actors of the Hindi film industry. So
we often hear about heroes and heroines trying to hog maximum footage
in case they are able to dictate terms to filmmakers.
The actor tells Joginder
Tuteja that she was nervous facing the camera after 25 years
vivaciousness was her trademark in the many films she acted in, but
Neetu Singh admits she was nervous while facing the camera after more
than 25 years for comeback film Do Dooni Chaar, in which she
stars opposite husband Rishi Kapoor.