Amitabh Bachchan’s magic has endured much beyond that of his
contemporaries. With the National Award for Paa being the latest feather in his
much-decorated cap, the indefatigable
actor tells Jyothi Venkatesh about his future films, the upcoming
KBC 4 and more…
Bachchan is one
actor who has indeed stood the test of time and his recent National
Award for Paa bears testimony to that. Other actors who started
their acting careers around the same time as him are no longer in the
race today — like Navin Nischol or, for that matter, Anil Dhawan —
whereas Amitabh is having the best of both the worlds, television as
well as films.
Parents are unable to stop
their children from sitting constantly at the computer. By inculcating
family values and developing a bond of trust, the pitfalls of
networking sites can be overcome, reports Surekha
half a dozen residents of a middle-class housing colony in
Goregaon, Mumbai, came knocking on the Shedges’ door at around 10
pm, the family of four was watching TV.
Grameen Bank, America, was
introduced to New York in 2008, and continues to flourish, reports Sheeba
Singh from Ottawa
York Fashion Week has long been the realm of magazine editors and
department store buyers, but now a growing number of online
fashionistas are wielding some unlikely industry influence.
bridge across time
and Colleen Gantzer visit the ruins of
Hampi. Situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra river, this beautiful,
planned city was once the capital of the Vijayanagar empire
was, once, the Chandigarh of the ancient times in South: a
beautiful, planned and vibrant city. Its planners had provided
‘sectors’ though they didn’t call them that — for the city’s
VIPs, ordinary citizens, shrines, administrators, traders, armed
forces, sportspeople and, very pragmatically, also for those in search
of the self-indulgent good life. Even Corbusier didn’t go quite that
bananas over wine
question why wild banana was a favourite of elephants made
Arunachal Pradesh’s Pankaj Awasthi to experiment with the fruit in
making wine from it. The sugar content of bananas make it the best
ingredient for making wine, says Pankaj, who has a two-year degree in
alcohol technology from the National Sugar Institute, Kanpur.
These roses belong to the
same species as non-edible ones, but the fertilisers have to be
has long been a major exporter of big bulbed, colourful flowers that
please the eye and the nose. Now its farmers are exploring a new idea
— roses that you can eat.
on South African beats
dancer-choreographer Nhlanhla Vincent is a leading Bharatnatyam
exponent and a devout Shiva worshipper, writes Madhusree
end of apartheid in South Africa freed dancer-choreographer
Nhlanhla Vincent Zwane from his creative isolation. Today, he is a
leading Bharatnatyam exponent in his country and a devout Shiva
worshipper at that.
Given the stupendous success
of Dabangg, it won’t take the filmmakers long to turn the
good-bad cop into a formula and dish out Chulbul Pandey clones. Deepa
Karmalkar digs out some more such Bollywood cops, who struck a
chord with the viewers
Bollywood cops stopped being either too upright and honest or terribly
corrupt and decadent, they became more acceptable to viewers.
directors call the shots
for long considered a male-centric industry, is no more an alien world
for women directors — if the success of Anusha Rizvi’s Peepli
Live and Rajshree Ojha’s Aisha is any indication. Women
are confidently going behind the camera to call the shots.
Acrobats form the word ‘Mexico’ during celebrations as Mexico recently marked its 200th anniversary of the day rebel priest Manuel Hidalgo set it on path to independence in the city.
of thousands of Mexicans thronged the streets to celebrate the bicentenary of Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain, even as mounting drug violence took a toll on national pride