The sculptures and
carvings of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, the largest Hindu temple,
are a juxtaposition of Hindu and Buddhist relics, says Kanwarjit
largest Hindu temple in the world "is of such extraordinary
construction that it is not possible to describe it with a pen,
particularly since it is like no other building in the world. It
has towers and decorations and all refinements which the human
genius can conceive of."
Himachal Day in US
Himachal Day was celebrated in the San Francisco Bay area of the US on June 14. Indians and Americans turned out in large numbers to enjoy a cultural show and savour authentic Himachali food on the occasion, writes
Nandini Sharma from California
San Francisco Bay area of California caught a glimpse of the rich
culture and tradition of Himachal Pradesh on June 14 when local
Himachalis celebrated Himachal Day at the India Community Centre in
A tradition of hospitality
India’s oldest hotel is being renovated and would be inaugurated soon.
Antony Kuriakose recounts the experiences of some its elite guests, including Mahatma Gandhi, Rudyard Kipling and Queen Elizabeth-II
called the Jewel of the East, it has been described as "the best
hotel East of the Suez" by Mark Twain on his voyage along the
Equator. The Great Eastern Hotel, which started of as a boarding house
at 13, Chowringhee Street of Kolkata, is the oldest hotel in India.
The blue god who rules the TRPs
Lord Krishna is an all-time favourite character on TV and in movies, writes
Krishna is one of the most popular Hindu gods who is portrayed in
multiple images as the naughty child, divine lover and eternal
philosopher. And television producers and filmmakers are cashing in on
his aura to woo audiences.
among the dead
Rajesh S. Jala’s powerful
documentary triggers hopes of salvation for a bunch of
marginalised funeral pyre boys, writes Saibal
sprawling Manikarnika cremation ground is revered by millions of
Hindus who regard it as the gateway to heaven. But on the
screen, it isn’t a pretty sight. Children of the Pyre,
a powerful documentary by New Delhi filmmaker Rajesh S. Jala,
presents a stark, unflinching yet humanist portrait of the
profane behind these sanctified precincts.
Knot Disturb by David Dhawan has a lot going for it as far
as reunions go. Not only does it carry forward his partnership
with favourite actor Govinda, but it also marks the director’s
coming together with producer Vashu Bhagnani after four years.