A. R. Rahman’s journey to
global acclaim is a tale of struggle,
spirituality and simplicity, writes N. Ravikumar
an 11-year-old boy, who was sought after by Tamil film music directors
to play the keyboard, music composer A. R. Rahman has become the most
celebrated musician today, winning two Oscars and two Grammys and a
recognition for Indian music at the global stage.
Ah, for that sizzle!
Valentine’s Day, Derek Bose takes a
look at why romantic screen
pairs are losing their spark
tentative return to the silver screen as Shah Rukh Khan’s romantic
foil in My Name is Khan could not have been better timed. This
is Valentine’s week and much is being made of whether they, as
Bollywood’s favourite filmi jodi, would be able to revive the
crackling chemistry they had shared in such blockbusters as Dilwale
Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Kabhi Khushi
date with romance
With young women earning good
salaries, men wait for this year’s Valentine’s
Day with great
expectations, and even suggest what they want from their partners,
writes Vimla Patil
DAY, 2010, is here, and designers and dealers of novelties of all
kinds are tempting men to be greedy and lust for some really beautiful
Valentine’s Day special
forecast by astrologer P. Khurrana
are emotionally unavailable to your loved one on this Valentine’s
Day. Your beloved tends to amuse herself/himself with friends and
get-togethers, hoping to see you smile.
Chandel introduces us to Kopi Luwak, the world’s most
you are a coffee lover, you might be sourcing your brew
from Brazil, Hawaii, Ethiopia or Jamaica. But if you are a true
connoisseur — and have deep enough pockets — then you may
patronise Kopi Luwak from Indonesia to have the privilege
of saying that you drink the world’s best and costliest
The Mitterand Library in
Paris, one of the largest and most modern in the world, is a tourist
hotspot as well. K. J. S. Chatrath checks
out this attraction
a visit to Paris for research work, a fellow colleague
suggested that I should visit the Mitterand Library. He gave me an
introduction letter for seeking a short-term membership to the
library. Incidentally, the word librarie in French means a
bookshop and the library is called bibliotheque.
body and mind the Indian way
treatments are getting popular in most of the top spas across the
globe. Now another traditional Indian system vastu — which believes
positive energy emanates from how all things material are arranged —
is also taking root at these health and healing resorts.
tunes in to music bands
Filmmakers are roping in live
bands to create music that is different, says Ruchika
over albums and live shows. Bollywood is the newest platform for music
bands to belt out their best. Be it Kailasa or Midival Punditz, they
have been roped in to create film music that is "different"
and the bands say the visibility and money are too good.