All-male and all-female hostels and PGs are all old hat now. More and more young professionals are staying in liberated, mixed accommodations, where they can live and interact without the baggage of gender barriers
lived with three male
colleagues in an apartment in Delhi for a year. Today, she lives in
Hyderabad with two young men.
The good and the bad
illustrating Lord Krishna applying colour on his beloved Radha and
other gopis, are depicted in various schools of miniature
painting, writes Kanwarjit
the festival of colours, gaiety and gay abandon, is a vernal
celebration, which falls on the full moon day in the month of Phalguna.
The festival is observed in India, Nepal and in countries with a large
Wheels of progress
Young girls in Bihar who have excelled in their studies are being given bicycles by the state government as an incentive. Parents are happy with their daughters’ new-found independence, writes
15, had a hidden desire. She wished her family could own a car, or any
vehicle for that matter. But she knew her father, a private school bus
driver, could never afford one. Today, young Nivedita — one of five
children — is the proud owner of a bicycle.
Scotland’s Madras College
While serving in Madras in 1787, Dr Andrew Bell saw older children teaching younger ones alphabets by drawing in sand. When he returned to England, he introduced the “Madras system” of mass education, reports
wrote some time back about
the Madras connection of the prestigious Yale University in the US.
Visiting St Andrews, near Edinburgh in Scotland, recently, I suddenly
came face to face with a board on which the words "Madras
College" were written.
Nestling in nature’s lap,
Naukuchiatal offers peace and tranquillity to travellers, weary of
usual commercialised tourism spots, writes Aayush
time, I would drive to Nainital, the untamed wilderness and
cedar forests running parallel to the road would pull me towards the
tranquillity these offered away from the usual overcrowded and
commercialised tourism spots or ‘valley-facing’ hotels.
language of dance
The age-old heritage of nritya-abhinaya
helps Indians appreciate ballet, writes Madhusree
millennia-old heritage of nritya-abhinaya in classical
dance and mainstream cinema help Indians understand the language of
ballet, say members of the 45-year-old Grand Moscow Classical Ballet.
Of spots and stripes
did the leopard get its spots? How did the zebra get its stripes? The
answer may be a gene, which scientists have found governs colour
patterns in deer mice, the most widespread mammal in North America.
are the new fixed deposit
basis of all human civilisations across the world has been the
struggle for survival. In the arid desert region of the Thar, this
struggle reflects starkness of the terrain and the harshness of the
Be it the 1950s or 2011, item
songs have always been the X-factor of Hindi films. Sreya
Basu finds out what makes dirty dancing a guaranteed success at
the box office
in the 1960s, Helen’s name on film posters used to be
magnified and got more space than the heroine’s. And a dance number
by Bindu or Aruna Irani was like an insurance policy for the film’s
want to make my absence felt: Kher
done 400 films in a span of nearly 30 years, veteran actor Anupam Kher
is staying away from the big screen. He says it is sometimes important
to stay away from the cameras and lights to make one’s presence