This Independence Day, Young India
us what makes the country rock…
Medal for Mother India
Pride in prize
Cheers to our culture!
Polls and patriotism
Land of legendary heroes
Diversity a delight
In many ancient civilisations,
the mask was used to cover the face of the deceased as part of the
last ceremony, writes Kanwarjit Singh Kang
"For certain is death
for the born
And certain is birth for the dead;
Therefore over the inevitable
Thou shouldst not grieve." — Lord Krishna in The
the atheistic view, which totally denies the possibility of
life after death, most philosophers, thinkers, ideologists and mystics
have vouched for the aforesaid revelation of spiritual wisdom in the
tragic day for Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi could foresee
that Partition would bring misery to people
in both countries, writes Rashmi-Sudha Puri
celebratory air of Independence Day brings to many minds the
absence from the pomp and pageantry of the occasion 63 years ago, of
the one person almost uniquely responsible for bringing about the
event, virtually in a single-handed manner, the Father of the Nation,
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
and woes of willow women
Struggles and triumphs of
Indian eves have been captured in a docu-drama, writes Radhika
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.
On the rhino trail
Kaziranga, famous for the fabulous rhino,
is also a birdwatcher’s haven, writes Ranjita Biswas
one drives through rolling landscape of tea plantations, an
endless vista of emerald with background music of flowing wind and
falling leaves, extends on both sides of the road. In the distance,
the hills are stretched blue across the horizon.
By weaving motifs of the
Greater Adjutant, a rare stork species, into their gamochas, Assam
villagers are raising silent conservation slogans, writes Bijay
Sankar Bora from Guwahati
unique episode of villagers
participating in the conservation of an endangered bird species
has been unfolding in the non-descript Dadara area in Kamrup district
of Assam, about 30 km from the Guwahati city.
power of music
Bains feels that music has phenomenal therapeutic qualities
the path to nirvana, the route to bliss, in all its forms, is
the creation of emotionally pleasing effects by means of sound. A
medium of expressing thought and feeling through tone and time.
From Shree 420 to 3
Idiots to Raavan, dancing in the rain has been an integral
part of Bollywood masala movies, writes Shama
drops of water falling from the sky have never failed to cast a spell
on the 70mm screen. From the evergreen "Pyaar hua ikraar hua"
from Shree 420 (1955) to the peppy "Zoobie doobie"
from Rajkumar Hirani’s 3 Idiots, Bollywood’s romance with
the rain continues.
is best first film
Directed by debutante Anusha
Rizvi, Peepli Live, a satire on farmers’ suicides,
has been honoured at the Durban International Film Festival
Khan’s forthcoming production Peepli Live has already won its
first recognition — the Best First Feature Film award at the 31st
Durban International Film Festival in South Africa.