Post-Sachin’s new record,
there have been
comparisons galore with other batting legends. But
is it fair to compare players from different eras, asks Donald
days of Sachin Tendulkar scoring a record double century in a one-day
match, comparisons have begun to find out who is the greatest batsmen
of all times. The names of Sir Don Bradman, Sir Viv Richards, Sunil
Gavaskar, Ricky Pointing, Sir Garfield Sobers and Brian Lara are being
The book, A
Mythical Universe: Jayasri Burman, paints a vivid portrait of the
artist. An excerpt by Ashok Vajpeyi
has many ways of exploring, articulating and embodying reality: it can
narrate, it can abstract; it can describe in detail; it can evoke and
emote. It can, of course, reveal or conceal.
à la carte
Restaurants are the new art
galleries, says Sharmila Chand
the walls of cafes and fine-dining restaurants, art is no longer the
domain of art galleries alone. Painting a vivid portrait of modern
designs, Mocha Art House, located in DLF Promenade Mall, Vasant Kunj,
Delhi, is one such place where avant-garde space fuses contemporary
art, eclectic culture and wholesome food.
and Mother Earth
There are very few temples
dedicated to Sita, Lord Rama’s wife. The famous Sita Devi Temple,
near Bangalore, has become a place of pilgrimage for people, who seek
her blessings for good health and prosperity, writes Papri
a small farm about 30 km from Bangalore, has become home to feminism
in a gentle, innovative way. "Mother Earth is the deity
here," says Aravind Menon, campus resident and a media
consultant. He is right.
of the fairy chimneys
The stark volcano-created
valley of Cappadocia looks like a moonscape, writes Ranjita
bleary-eyed from an overnight bus journey from Istanbul, the
first sight of Cappadocia in the morning light took sometime for me to
register. Was it how the moonscape looked, I wondered, these stark
snuff-coloured hills, some of them like gigantic anthills that showed
up beyond glass window?
care of your neck
Some of the basic problems of
the neck can be sorted out by a massage, beauty aids and regular
exercise, says Rukmini Vasudeva
us face the facts. We are always worried about acne, pimples, rashes
and pigmentation on our faces, arms and legs. But comparatively, we
pay only little attention to the condition and problems of our neck.
This apathy has its own perils.
prices to record all-time high
Gupta Spatu predicts a year of mixed fortunes as New Samvat
2067 begins on March 16
Hindu New Year i.e. Vikram Samvat 2067 commences on Chaitra Parvishtey
3, Tuesday, March 16, 2010. It would start at 2.31am on Monday night
under poorva bhadrapad nakshatra in Sagittarius ascendant.
night of memorable firsts
The magic of Avatar
dimmed appreciably at the 82nd Academy Awards as smaller films
took home the big honours of the evening, says Saibal
a year of numerous significant firsts, the 82nd edition of the
Academy Awards made a clean break from the past like never before. The
message that went out from Kodak Theatre, Los Angeles, was that small
films are anything but pushovers...
with a difference
Khayyam’s compositions are
a class in themselves, says M. L. Dhawan
Zahur Khayyam Hashmi, popularly known as Khayyam, who was
recently awarded the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his
contribution to Hindi film music, wanted to become an actor.