Shanghai offers a taste of bhasha, business and beyond.
Megha Mann reports after a recent visit
can betray. One look at
this woman from the dragon country and you don’t believe she is
called Meenu. A correspondent with the renowned China International
Radio (CRI) , Meenu is one of a favourite with the radio’s audience
in that country.
Not just noodles
leopard go the lion way?
The fear about the danger of
leopards to human life is a cause of concern for the future of this
wild cat, says Lieut-Gen Baljit Singh (retd)
worth of a civilisation is judged by the manner it treats its
animals," said Mahatma Gandhi. We do not know the nature of
neglect and the magnitude of cruelty inflicted on animals, which the
Mahatma witnessed to have made that anguished and at the same time the
most compassionate statement in defence of the animals of India.
Sikhs captured the Red Fort
The Sikhs attacked the Red
Fort on March 11,1783, and hoisted the Nishan Sahib. The Emperor
offered a treaty, and accepted their terms, writes Major-Gen
Kulwant Singh (retd)
Shah’s brutal offensives and eight invasions by Ahmed Shah Abdali
had made the Mughal Empire fragile and weak. Sikhs had emerged as a
strong and powerful force in northern India. The Sikhs eventually
halted Abdali’s invasions.
a spiritual track
In her quest for some
lesser-known spots, Aradhika Sharma
discovers a beautiful monastery near Solan
discovery of the Menri Bön Monastery
(or the Yung Drung Ling,) was as sudden as it was delightful. A few
friends had planned a Sunday trip to the hills to Giri Ganga, close to
Solan, and try and find some untouched spots — may be go down to the
river there, attempt to catch some fish, or maybe a short trek.
in Hadoti art
facets of Lord Krishna’s life have been depicted in the art and
cultural heritage of the entire Hadoti region in Rajasthan. Miniature
paintings at the royal palaces in Kota, Bundi, Jhalawar etc have
The traditional Ramzan meals
should be carefully planned. Make sure you are eating a balanced diet,
says K. D. L. Khan
the industrialised world is top-heavy, i.e. the ratio of youth to
elderly is low, the ratio of the emerging Generation X in Islam is the
Love Commandos reach out to
stop honour killings, writes Azhar Qadri
the face of a spurt in the number of reported honour killings
in the country, couples marrying against their family’s wishes and
khap panchayat norms have a ray of hope as a novel civil society
initiative is reaching out to protect them.
who hate skinny jeans can rejoice when the extra-tight denim,
that has dominated the market for more than two years, makes way for
wide-leg cuts. Bell-bottoms and boot-cut styles will appear in stores
long-lost BBC period drama, starring young Sean Connery, has been
rediscovered 49 years after it was first shown. The drama, which aired
on November 3, 1961, is to be released on DVD.
After essaying a medley
of characters on the big screen, Raghubir Yadav wants to go behind the
camera, writes Bedika
ran away from home at the age of 15 to become a singer but
destiny had different plan for veteran actor Raghubir Yadav, who,
after essaying a medley of characters on big screen, wants to go
behind the camera.
was intrigued by Hinduism’
Julia Roberts tells Seema
Hakhu Kachru that she became a practising Hindu after visiting
India while shooting for her latest movie
Woman star Julia Roberts, who recently converted to
Hinduism, says she took up the religion because she was intrigued by
it. The 42-year-old American actress grew up in Georgia, the US’
famous ‘Bible belt’ and was born to a Catholic mother and Baptist