|The Limca Book of Records has been chronicling human endeavour for the past 20 years.
Usha Rai writes about some unusal records and record makers
the Limca Book of Records turned 20 last month, the
invitations sent out were as refreshingly different as the
bounteous collection of unusual records mentioned in the book.
In Kanya Gurukul, located at
Panchgaon, a small village near Bhiwani, girls are given knowledge
from the Upanishads and the Vedas, says Dev
has the privilege to be called ‘Mathura of Haryana’ as there are
more then 350 temples in and around this district. It also has two gurukuls—one
each for girls and boys. The boys’ gurukul is in Bhiwani city and
the gurukul for girls called Kanya Gurukul is at Panchgaon, a tiny and
sleepy village, 40 km from Bhiwani.
Women social activists in
Orissa’s strife-torn Kandhamal district have not only challenged
fundamentalists but also encouraged people from all communities to
work towards maintaining harmony, writes Eliza
morning I heard a knock on
the door. When I opened it, I saw a group of men holding swords behind
them. They started threatening me. They asked me why, despite being
the daughter of a Hindu, I was not ‘participating’ in the attack
against Christians," recalls Laxmi Priya Parida (34) from
Bramunigaon, a village located in Orissa’s strife-torn Kandhamal
A road less travelled
H. Kishie Singh goes driving on a Raid de Himalaya route to check what attracts
long and winding road,
covered with snow, bright blue skies providing a backdrop to the
snow-clad mountains, and cool crisp air can provide a heavenly platter
to an adventure lover. The icing on the cake (or snow) would be an
open Gypsy crunching through virgin snow in a four-wheel drive.
The changing fashion
scene today depends on what designers make for
international celebrities, writes Vimla
a great high for anyone to be called a trendsetter, says designer
Nikasha Vaid. It immediately puts that person in a leadership position
and paints a shining aura of popularity, beauty, success and smartness
around him or her.
Thirty-five years after inventing the mind-boggling cube, Hungarian Professor Erno Rubik has come out with yet another puzzle that is equally maddening and hard to solve, writes
those who like to unravel puzzles, the Rubik’s Cube has posed an
intense challenge for over three decades. In 1977 when Erno Rubik, a
Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture, first introduced the
Magic Cube (as it was then called), it mesmerised the world
completely. People of all age groups began pitting themselves against
this brainteaser that not just stretched their logic skills but was
also a supreme test of patience.
From writers to directors
After spinning magic with their pen, many Bollywood writers are wielding
the megaphone, says Robin Bansal
have penned stories that have drawn crowds to theatres and dialogues
that got etched in people’s memory. Hindi film writers like Anurag
Kashyap and Imtiaz Ali are among an increasing number of those who
have also carved a niche for themselves as directors after spinning
magic with their words.
don’t want to play a college girl’
Preity Zinta talks to Sreya
Basu about the current agendas of her life
Films, IPL, sponsoring 34 poor
girls ... is that what you call ‘branching out’?
I have always lived life the
way I wanted to. I like to do things that are different and excite me.
And yes, in your words, I am really branching out and I’m loving it.