Whilst royalty has its share
of fairytale weddings between commoners and princes, many an Indian
middle-class girl in India has married into wealth and status to
become a modern-day princess and how!
Elizabeth of England had
signed ‘The Instrument of Consent" for the marriage of her
grandson Prince William with commoner Catherine (Kate) Middleton.
According to the Royal Marriages Act of 1772, a sovereign’s
agreement is necessary for validating the royal union. The marriage
into royalty will transform the destiny of Kate Middleton.
From obscurity to overnight star wife, non-entity Manyata’s change of fortunes can be judged
from the fact that she was gifted a Rolls Royce by husband Sanjay Dutt recently. Photo: AFP
Tibet, with love
Baljit Singh (retd) on how Lhasa apso and Himalayan blue poppy
"Eric Bailey has
brought home thirteen Tibetan dogs and is going to make a fortune by
above sentence is from the letter written in October 1929 by Sir
Francis Younghusband to his daughter. Twenty five years preceding that
observation make a fascinating story of how men and events moved to
S. S. Bhatti
Indian Academy of Fine Arts (IAFA) in Amritsar has been working for
the cause of fine arts in the north-west region. However, a dispute
among members of the 83-year-old premier institution, one of the very
few in the country to be recognised by the Lalit Kala Akademi, New
Delhi, over controversial changes in its constitution recently has
hurt the sentiments of artists and residents of the city.
Lisa’s identity to be revealed
art world’s most enduring mystery surrounding the identity of the
woman in Leonardo da Vinci’s famous portrait Mona Lisa may soon be
solved. The remains of a woman believed to have been the model for
Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Mona Lisa’ will be exhumed in a bid to
recreate her face, according to a media report.
climate with sugarcane
grown in Brazil to power automobiles as an alternative to gasoline,
has a double benefit —if cultivated in massive scale, it also helps
in cooling the climate. Researchers from the Carnegie Institution’s
Department of Global Ecology found that sugarcane crops help lower the
temperature of the surrounding air by reflecting sunlight back into
space and "exhaling" cooler water.
respect her privacy
The offence of transmitting
porn clips of gullible women through the MMS needs to be made non-bailable.
The punishment should be imprisonment for 10 years, writes Tripti
transmission of porn clips of unsuspecting women through multi media
service (MMS) on mobile phones is fast emerging as yet another form of
gender violence and cyber crime in India.
organic on roses
Roses, which are often
attacked by pests, should be treated organically. The chemicals used
on them are dangerous for our health, writes Daksha
can resist roses and little babies? They are both irresistible! But
there are two important things we should know about them for the sake
capital of Persia
The oasis town of Shiraz is
the quintessential Persian city full of music, art and architecture.
It is also known as the city of poets, gardens, wine, nightingales and
flowers, writes Sudha Mahalingam
and sombre, the women stand silently around the slab sheltered by an
ornate blue-tiled octagonal pavilion. Without exception, all heads are
wreathed in black headscarves, revealing little of the tresses
a shopping channel for shoes only
in an elegant black pinstripe trouser suit, with immaculately-coiffed
blonde hair and perfect blood red nails, it is easy to see why
Catherine Paver was known to friends and rivals alike as "the
Maggie Thatcher of the shoe trade".
can’t compare me with my father
Says Rohan Sippy in
conversation with Jyothi Venkatesh about
his latest film Dum Maaro Dum
You are coming back as a director after quite a long time.
I agree that after Bluff
Master, which I had directed, I concentrated on our home
productions like Chandni Chowk To China, Taxi No 9211, The
President is Coming etc, it has taken me quite a while to come up
with my next directorial venture Dum Maaro Dum, which took me
two years to put up together after Shridhar Raghavan wrote the
Bollywood woos younger audiences
is dyeing its hair blond, getting itself a sports car and donning a
pair of worn-out jeans. In other words, it’s trying to get younger
and hipper. The Hindi film industry, until now ruled by stars mostly
in their forties, is looking to woo younger audiences with edgier
storylines and younger talent.