World in written
Literature is bridging geographical, historical and cultural divides, as was evident in the voices
from across continents that travelled to India recently
acquire their own aura and power when they find an echo
in the human heart, irrespective of accidental geographies.
Suzanne Boil, retired HR head of a corporate house from
Australia, came to the recent Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF)
on an invitation from her aunt, a friend of William Dalrymple.
From Partition to
terror to juicy lesbian tales, Pakistani writers are touching
are recorded in black and white, but when a writer looks at the
Partition of the subcontinent, she explores the
Candace Bushnell has moved
beyond Sex and the City and would like to be known for
other works, too
The Ghadar Movement was
organised by Indian immigrants, mostly Punjabis in America and Canada,
to violently overthrow British rule in India, writes Karanbir
the annals of the Indian freedom struggle, there existed a heroic saga
of silent sacrifices for the motherland which has been largely ignored
by the electronic and print media since Independence.
Serengeti presents the true picture of Africa with more than 15,000 square miles of plains and endless wildlife, writes Sumitra Senapaty
heavy with sleep, I peer through the netting of my tent. In inky
darkness, I hear hyenas laugh and birds chatter. Too soon the sun
peeps over the horizon, turning the early hours of morning from violet
to pink to the bright blue of African daylight.
Bless thy pet!
Two dogs are blessed by a priest during the festival of San Anton in Madrid recently. Hundreds of pet owners around Spain flock to church to have their pets blessed on the day of San Anton, the patron saint of domestic animals.
child's ticket to NASA
your child wants to become an astronaut, here is a golden chance —
Nickelodeon is hosting a contest for selection of a few kids for a
10-day curriculum at the Kennedy Space Centre, Orlando, later this
Get rid of those scars
Scars on the face can be embarrassing and depressing. Cosmetic technology
has changed this nightmare, says Dhanvanti Keshavrao
our great grandmothers’ times, a permanent scar was probably
something you had to come to terms with, something that lessened your
value as a bride, if you were unmarried.
Super price of superstars
With Shah Rukh Khan reportedly being paid Rs 5 crore per episode to host
Zor Ka Jhatka on television, superstar hosts are having a field day on the small screen, writes
decades ago a significant event changed the way stars would be paid
for films. In 1951, producer K. Asif offered an unheard fee of Rs
50,000 to Dilip Kumar, the then ruling king of Hindi cinema, to act in
his movie Mughal-e-Azam.
Sikh on celluloid
A biopic on Milkha Singh will
go on the floors this year, says Rakeysh Mehra in
conversation with Manisha Rege
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra says his next movie Bhag Milkha Bhag,
based on the life and times of legendary athlete Milkha Singh, will go
on floors in August-September this year, chronicling his arduous
journey from a traumatised childhood to his moment of glory as the
country’s ace runner.
Kit chats up James Cameron, producer of thriller Sanctum, which
has the cash counters ringing
year after his 3D adventure Avatar was ringing up movie ticket
sales on its way to a global box office record of $2.8 billion, James
Cameron is back in theatres with a new thriller, Sanctum.
Worth a dekko