As the forts of Gobindgarh and Phillaur complete 200 years,
G. S. Aujla traces their importance in Punjab’s history
A sketch of Gobindgarh fort
Courtesy: Belveridge’s History of India, 1846
year 2009 marks the bicentenary of the completion of two
historic and strategic forts of Punjab — the Gobindgarh fort
of Amritsar and the Phillaur fort — on the western bank of
Despite her calm demeanour,
Kavita feels bitter about the fact that officers like her husband
Hemant Karkare were sent into the field badly equipped, with little
information and no reinforcements. She feels the system has to be
changed and politicians must be made accountable, writes Geeta
digital photo frame unit sits oddly on a mantelpiece stacked with
medals and citations, including an Ashok Chakra, posthumously awarded
to Hemant Karkare in the wake of the November 26, 2008, attacks in
a high with trousers
The traditional salwar-kameez
and sari have given way to trousers, as the Indian women try to fit
into the global picture, says Vasanti Mehta
recently, Indian fashion designers did not bother much about trousers
as long as only men wore them. It was conceded that gents were less
adventurous than the fairer sex in trying out various modifications.
wonder called Vietnam
Although many still imagine
Vietnam through the lens of war, it is a country filled with
captivating natural beauty that makes it an outstanding travel
destination, writes Shaju Peter
world’s first surfing
swami has set his sights on popularising the pursuit across the Indian
subcontinent; a land he claims has waves as attractive as those in the
surfing mecca of Hawaii.
an amazing discovery about the honeybee, scientists have found that
Asian and European bees are capable of learning and understanding one
another’s secret dance languages.
Set in Maoist-infested Andhra Pradesh, Ananth Mahadevan’s film is a dynamite, both in terms of conception and execution, says
Mahadevan’s eighth film
as director, Red Alert — The War Within, is unlike anything
he has attempted before. It marks a sharp departure as much from his
own body of work as from the Hindi cinema as a whole.
couples are more insecure’
Basu chats up Mahesh Bhatt, who has explored various facets of
the man-woman relationship in his films
have always dealt with man-woman relationship through your films like Arth.
What do you think is the problem of today’s couples that’s leading
to frequent failure in relationships?
Man-woman relationship is too
complicated. I think the problems of unmarried couples are worse than
those of married ones ... not only in today’s times, but always.