And the winner is
Our burgeoning tourism potential is drawing many countries to woo Indian tourists in a big way and how!
Hugh & Colleen Gantzer report on the South
Asian Travel and Tourism Exchange-2011
Day 2011, when chilly winds skittered leaves down the avenues of
Lutyens’ Delhi, scams tumbled like poisonous cakes out of the
corridors of power. But only the slightest whiff of their fumes
filtered into the brightly lit halls of Pragati Maidan.
Life in black & white
Many young artists are exploring monochromatic hues to
portray an array of emotions, writes Surekha Kadapa Bose
is something awe inspiring and powerful about black-and-white
imagery, which calms the vivacity of colour. In the world of art,
every artist happens to dabble in monochrome — either working with
charcoal, ink, pencil and then goes ahead to make peace with colours!
Making her life safe
Documentary filmmaker Sehjo Singh has come up with interactive panels in the graphic novel style, depicting a woman's journey from being a victim of violence to a symbol of grit and success, reports
women's increased visibility in public spaces, better education and
work opportunities, and changing social attitudes, women continue to
experience physical and emotional violence, both within their homes
GenX has mixed and matched
the standard Indian tunics and presented a refreshing look to the
Indian woman, says Dhanvanti Keshavrao
very recently, when you think of ethnic look in Indian fashion, the
first thing that comes to the mind is wearing of a sari or ghagra-choli,
with the usual accessories of bangles and bindi.
for the gay
Serengeti presents the true
picture of Africa with more than 15,000 square miles of plains and
endless wildlife, writes Sumitra Senapaty
Mexican company has launched a new beer aimed at the gay and lesbian
community that will also be exported to other countries, company
officials said. The honey-flavoured beer will initially be sold in
Mexico and later exported to Colombia and Japan.
An unspoilt Eden
The 2000-sq km expanse of tropical jungle tract of Namdapha Game Sanctuary is a haven of biodiversity, writes
mahout cuts a humungous green bamboo pole from a thicket, and
with four neat slashes, transforms it into a step-ladder for us to
alight from the elephant. We’re now on the forest floor, piled high
with sodden leaves and buzzing with butterflies and insects.
A young acrobat performs during the Shehuo festival to celebrate the Lantern Festival in
Taiyuan, Shanxi province. The Lantern Festival marks the last day of the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations
The first showcase of ancient
art of China is being held in New Delhi
refreshed its cultural linkage with China by unveiling an exquisite
collection of ancient artistic heritage at the National Museum in the
mission of being eco-friendly, yet luxurious, but earthy in
composition has won accolades for Kanha Earth Lodge, Kanha, Madhya
A period drama and a
contemporary biopic will square off against each other at the 83rd
Academy Awards tonight, writes Saibal Chatterjee
Hollywood’s biggest night this year, an independent film from the UK
is all set to gatecrash the party. The King’s Speech, a
superbly acted royal drama, set in the years leading up to World War
II, has as many as 12 nominations, including Best Picture, Best
Director (Tom Hooper) and Best Actor (Colin Firth).