The scenic beauty of Dalhousie is being marred by haphazard growth, congestion
and littering by tourists, writes Sanjeev Singh Bariana
sight of the piling vehicles and the sound of repulsive honking in
Gandhi Chowk during a recent visit to Dalhousie, more than two decades
after I passed out of Dalhousie Public School, was unsettling.
a visit to Dalhousie, after a span of more than 30 years, I had come
across an interesting article on the Net with the headline "Ambarsarian
da Switzerland," since numerous tourists from the Amritsar,
Jalandhar and Gurdaspur region throng Dalhousie almost the year round.
stitch in time
The art of making the Chamba rumal
was all but extinct. The Delhi Council of Craft has revived the
tradition, which has now given jobs to many poor persons in the hill
town, reports Hemlata Aithani
handkerchief is a
handkerchief. But for the people of Chamba, a town in the mountain
state of Himachal Pradesh, it is much more than that. In fact, it is
an integral part of the local heritage, history, art and craft.
him as your child
All dogs require a lot
of exercise and a good diet. Regular visits to the vet are also
necessary, says Ajay Khullar
might wag its tail and wolf down its food, but if the dog or puppy you
have kept in your city home could talk, you might not hear a happy
Luohan guo, the sweetest
fruit on earth, can be grown in North India, says Chiranjit
guo is the sweetest fruit on earth. It does not contain any sugar.
This unique fruit was originally grown in southern China and northern
Thailand. With time, the plant also travelled to a few more countries
in the South-East Asia.
Romantic capital of Europe
Copenhagen is seeped in old-world charm. Its castles, palaces, museums, copper-roofed houses and cobbled streets
co-exist happily with its ultra-modern amenities and entertainment options, writes Mukesh Khosla
just fall in love with Copenhagen. Just fall in love in
Copenhagen", goes the catch line for the capital of Denmark. That
it is also the romantic capital of Europe is apparent from the fact
that it has a number of sights, especially for those in love.
back on TV
Literary works find new
space on small screen, writes Radhika Bhirani
Wagle Ki Duniya, Bharat Ek Khoj, Hasratein and
other such fascinating television serials. All these were based on
literary works and, after a long gap, the Indian television is again
witnessing serials based on stories by noted Hindi as well as regional
Colouring of Classics
As Hum Dono and Haqeeqat, classics of the 1960s, are set to be released in colour soon, Ranjan Das Gupta questions if the
colourisation of a black and white print will spoil its originality
a Mumbai-based corporate offered to colour Ray’s masterpiece,
Pather Panchali in 2008, directors, artistes and technicians
from Kolkata starting from Mrinal Sen to Goutam Ghosh to Prasenjit
openly came out on the streets protesting such a move and supporting
Ray’s son Sandip Ray in preventing the colourisation of the classic.
3D bubble bursts
Luohan guo, the
sweetest fruit on earth, can be grown in North India, says Chiranjit
faith in the power of 3D movies to deliver a bright future of packed
cinemas and spectacle-wearing audiences has been jolted by the box
office figures that show the high-tech format may already be