Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor’s life was as dramatic as her career, writes Ervell E. Menezes
stunningly beautiful Hollywood star Elizabeth Taylor, who died
of congestive heart failure in Los Angeles last week at the age
of 79, dominated the news for seven decades, either for her
sterling performances on the screen or for her dramatic
in the crowd
oneself with characters in a novel is quite a regular exercise.
Similar is the case with incidents and characters from films.
But usually, one does that later in life.
The violet-eyed beauty’s film career spanned five decades
societies of Kolkata involve poor women in slum improvement projects,
besides giving them training in vocational fields, writes Ajitha
road roller operator working on repairing a damaged part of the road
inside the Jyoti Nagar slum on the outskirts of Kolkata decides to
take an unofficial tea break. A frail woman standing nearby steps up
to the man and ensures that he gets him to work promptly.
With its beautiful beaches and unspoiled islands, Krabi is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Thailand. It is also a popular destination for rock climbers, who are allured by its limestone cliffs, writes
multi-million-pound tourism industry temporarily faltered last year
when an initially peaceful protest by the Red Shirts – against the
government’s refusal to call an election after the ousting of former
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra – deteriorated into a violent
Chyawanprash nourishes and
strengthens the body. The key ingredient that goes into the product is
amla, says Shekher Phadnis
is a traditional poly herbal formulation, which, prepared according to
an ancient ayurvedic formula, is widely used as a tonic, rejuvenator
anabolic and memory enhancer.
in a crowd
may be the height of paradox, but being part of a crowd is what
gives you individuality, according to life scientists. Biologists
Kimberly Pollard and Daniel Blumstein from the University of
California-Los Angeles (UCLA) examined the evolution of individuality
by recording alarm-call vocalisations in eight species of rodents in
social groups of various sizes.
Treat of quality cinema
The first Shimla International Film Festival gave a peep into socially relevant cinema, writes
cinema lovers of Shimla were treated to a bonanza of as many as 40
films at the First Shimla International Film Festival held recently.
The three-day festival showcased award-winning documentary, animation
and short films.
balle rocks Bollywood
Be it lyrics, beats or
melody, Punjabi numbers are sitting pretty on Bollywood music charts,
writes Radhika Bhirani
makes you dance, it makes
you sing, and it makes a great business idea in Bollywood. Punjabi
music has taken the Hindi film industry by storm and is a sure-shot
way to recover costs, say industry experts.