COLUMNS
THIS ABOVE ALL
TELEPROMPT
GOOD MOTORING

MUSIC ZONE

PUNJABI ANTENNA

LIFE'S LESSONS
LEXICON

WEBSIDE HUMOUR


FOR CHILDREN

CROSSWORD
RHYME TIME


Earlier Feature

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AUDIO SCAN
Neglected Rural India
With Peepli Live capturing the urban audience, Ranjan Das Gupta wonders why rural India has taken a backseat for both mainstream and offbeat filmmakers
Finally, after a long time, a refreshing film has been made that celebrates as well as highlights rural India. Peepli Live came across as an uplifting film, far removed in content as well as making, from the usual Bollywood stuff. Its director Anusha Rizvi had the courage and conviction to depict contemporary rural India in its true form. It also showcased how the media had neglected and mocked its pathos and pains.

Shyam Benegal focussed on rural India in Well Done Abba
Shyam Benegal focussed on rural India in
Well Done Abba

The village story
M. L. Dhawan
The earlier filmmakers used to make movies, set in villages, where people were shown facing complex problems. Stalwarts like Mehboob Khan, K. Asif, Bimal Roy and Shyam Benegal always kept the rural milieu alive and the urban India interested in what was happening on the other side.

Queen of melody
Lata Mangeshkar will be singing once again after a four-year break from films. Paramjit Singh recounts the life and works of the legendary singer, whose birthday falls on September 28
Throughout the last six decades, she has reigned the Indian film industry as the queen of melody, unchallenged and unrivalled. She is undoubtedly a living legend as her contribution of thousands of evergreen and melodious songs in various languages to the film music is unique. She is still the most loved, highly admired and widely heard female singer of Bollywood. The recipient of many prestigious awards and honours, this persona of perfection is none other than Lata Mangeshkar.

Small pleasures
Suggestive ads cause confusion. While a young girl talks about a simple fruit, the mind wonders whether it is the forbidden one, writes Saurabh Malik
Remember to bring strawberry in the evening. It excites me so immensely, a juicy voice, distinct from the mumble-jumble of an open-air eating joint, makes itself audible even to a not-so-discerning ear. Screening eyes turn around in the direction of the luscious tone, involuntarily. The endeavour is to identify the source of the voice from amidst the nondescript crowd of youngsters, indistinct because of the same style.

 

COLUMNS

THIS ABOVE ALL: Meaning of love
by Khushwant Singh

Punjabi Antenna: Professional touch is missing
by Randeep Wadehra

WEBSIDE HUMOUR: Blessings overflowing
Compiled by Sunil Sharma

Lexicon: English and the nerves
by Deepti

GENERATION X

CROSSWORD
by Karuna Goswamy

Rhyme Time





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