grain, some pain
In the backdrop of fiscal
liabilities and lifestyle changes, Baisakhi festivities in the region
have a different flavour now, writes Sarbjit
having a religious significance, the Baisakhi festival, that falls on
April 13, is closely associated with the farming community in North
India, especially in the states of Punjab and Haryana.
Baisakhi — the festival
marking the beginning of the solar year, the arrival of the fresh rabi
crop besides and commemorating the creation of the Khalsa Panth by the
10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh in 1699 — is celebrated all over the
country even as it holds greater significance in the North, especially
in Punjab, Haryana and adjoining states.
Royal women of the Mughal period
were proficient in martial arts and social
etiquette, besides being capable administrators, seasoned politicians
says Pramod Sangar
position of woman in almost every age or period has remained
distinctly subordinate. Describing the status of the Rajput woman in
medieval India, Col Tod in his Annals of Rajasthan commented,
"To the fair of other lands, the fate of the Rajputani must
appear to be one of appalling hardship.
In a class of its own
Punjab Public School, Nabha — celebrating its golden jubilee today — has the infrastructure and teaching methods comparable to the best in the world, writes
original purpose of setting up public schools was to create a class of
young men who would be equipped to govern England and its colonies.
The curriculum in these schools gave the students the qualities of
leadership, integrity, a sense of duty, an awareness of the world and
Whether it is a party, or a
marriage reception, women like to show off their style with the use of
lace in their attire, says Banalata Bipani
is the style to watch out for in 2010, internationally and in our
local fashion bazaars. What makes lace so contemporary? Well, besides
the opaque sensuality, lace is light and airy.
offers an enormous choice of events and restaurants, writes Sumitra
in Melbourne is certainly an odd time of the year for picnics and
horse races. One minute you’re choosing somewhere with outdoor
tables and calling for ice, the next moment sprinting for cover.
women for creating beer
academic has claimed that beer would have never come into existence
without the entrepreneurial skills of women. According to a report in The
Telegraph, Jane Peyton, an author and historian, said women
created beer and for thousands of years it was only they who were
allowed to operate breweries and drink beer.
mice sing ultrasonic love songs to woo females, a new study has found.
The ultrasonic songs vary widely, with some winning males emitting
tunes that prove irresistible to females.
truth about ‘true’ TV stories
Shoma A. Chatterji
‘true’ is a ‘true story’ beamed across television news
channels? Can stories be ‘created’ out of thin air? Or can they be
created from a conspiracy between the media and a third vested party,
in this case, the local police?
films take a shot at India
A package of independent
British films makes inroads into Indian multiplexes to explore a
market that is waiting to be tapped, says Saibal
a package of seven contemporary British films was showcased in
multiplexes in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore last month, film
enthusiasts in the country had cause for cheer.
I am a self-made woman: Priyanka Chopra
has achieved a lot in a few years time in Bollywood, including
a National award for Best Actress, but Priyanka Chopra insists that
the accolade has not made much difference to her life.