Even as adventure tourism is exploring new territories, safety concerns need to be
addressed on a priority basis, writes
is away from the hustle-bustle of the crowded concrete jungles of
Shimla-Manali-Dharamsala that a new passion for adventure activities
like heli-skiing, river rafting, paragliding, mountain biking and rock
climbing is attracting hordes of tourists, especially youngsters who
are game for their high-risk thrill.
Brijindra Singh, whose mission in
life is to preserve Jim Corbett National Park and protect its
inhabitants, is feared by poachers and respected by the authorities,
writes Rajeev Khanna
the ripe age of 64, Brijindra Singh continues pursuing his passion —
to preserve Jim Corbett National Park, and to protect its inhabitants.
For him life without an association with the animals of the park would
be like being a fish out of water.
Art through ages
Getty Centre in California is dedicated to study of the visual arts. Famous for its architecture and gardens, it also has one of the most-visited museums in the United States. It contains western art from the Middle Ages to the present, writes
S. S. Bhatti
first view of Getty Centre can be an unforgettable experience: at once
entertaining, informing and uplifting. Nestling in the foothills of
the Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty centre is set
on about 750 acres of undulating land.
The magic of Rabindra Sangeet
S. S. Sanyal
to his roots, Rabindranath Tagore was a true Renaissance Man.
As a poet, novelist, musician and playwright, he reshaped Bengali
literature and music. Gurudev, as he was affectionately called, could
only be described as a polymath.
Flash those legs you have
worked for so hard, and look like you have just walked off the ramp in
this season’s shorts, says Homai Sagar
fashion shows in full swing and shops bursting with their new
spring-summer collections, it is time to spring- clean your wardrobes
and stock up the latest threads. Put aside your woollens and make way
for the whacko-coloured skirts and cool shorts of this season.
truly global cinema
Bollywood is not the only
film industry looking for inspirations elsewhere; Hollywood
follows suit, writes Shakuntala Rao
filmmakers have long been critiqued for adapting, copying and cloning
movie scripts and ideas, mostly from Hollywood and European film
factories. Has this been a fair criticism of Bollywood, one can ask,
as film industries around the world globalise?
weddings, no Punjabis in new films: Gurinder Chadha
Chadha has decided to move on. The Britain-based Indian filmmaker says
she will leave behind her usual marriage formula in new projects, one
of which is a children’s film focussing on ecology and another that
trails her own family history.