Standing up for
Comedians from Punjab have
made it big on small-screen laughter shows
and how, write Randeep Wadehra & Amar
|Laugh, and the
world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone,
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Solitude by the late US
poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850–1919).
generating laughter, nothing beats a good comedy. The tradition
of comedy in theatre goes back to several millennia. In India, Hasya
Rasa, an integral part of the hoary Natyashastra,
is of two kinds, Atmastha or focussed on the self, Parastha
or focussed on others.
to Delhi during the ongoing Commonwealth Games can feast their eyes on
rare visuals, which present an insight into the life and times of
yesteryear India, captured by one of the country’s first woman
photojournalist — Homai Vyarawalla.
A study has found that
monkeys become more calculating in money matters
seems even monkeys know the value of money. A new research
found that when presented with coin-like tokens, tiny yet savvy
capuchin monkeys inhibit their natural impulses and make more
calculated, rewarding decisions.
of home food
The tasks that most
women in India perform as part of their daily routine
are a source of income for them abroad, reports Kinjal
Paanwala had just lost her husband and barely had enough money to feed
her children back in Baroda, Gujarat. "I could cook a variety of
things, but where was the money to buy rice or daal ?" she
These roses belong to the
same species as non-edible ones, but the fertilisers have to be
people who take flamenco classes, it is not just about developing the
body of a speed skater, it is about channeling the soul of a Spanish
for all occasions
You can find a dupatta
to suit every mood, style, trend or budget, says Banalata
it as a veil, sling it like a stole, or wrap it like a shawl; wear it
with a kurta, a lacha or a bustier under a jacket; wear
it in any season, for any reason, and any which way you like! Yes, dupatta
— the most versatile accessory — can really be dramatic.
Istanbul, the only city in
the world that spreads over two continents, offers something for
everyone, writes Vibha Sharma
yet so traditional, are the first thoughts upon landing in Istanbul
— the only city in the world that spreads over two continents.
Bollywood films that premiered in Toronto recently drew unique
portraits of Mumbai, besides redefining the boundaries of Hindi
cinema, writes Saibal Chatterjee
cinema is on the move. A new creative sensibility is rapidly taking
roots in one segment of the industry. Another part of Bollywood
continues to revel in unabashedly populist films like Dabangg
Cameron is most powerful
director James Cameron has emerged as the most powerful man in
Hollywood in a survey conducted by The Guardian.