New-age nanny dads
As is being reflected in many commercials and television shows these days, new-age dads carry out hands-on parenting with aplomb and love being called ‘nanny fathers’, writes Vimla Patil
THE intrepid modern generation of young men and women in India may not even remember the 1979 Hollywood blockbuster Kramer vs Kramer — a beautiful film by Robert Benton based on the same-name novel by Avery Corman.

Daddies denied
Nivedita Choudhuri
LL too often, fathers get the fuzzy end of the lollipop — slaves to their jobs, chauffeurs to their children and incidental to their wives. This Father’s Day, fathers and many father figures will be honoured.

Aliens in their own land
The Aryans of Ladakh yearn to be part of the state’s developmental agenda, but their case has failed to find favour with the administration, reports Navreet Milton
S there anyone in the country who worries for us?" These are the anxious concerns voiced by the native Aryan tribe, residing in the small mountain hamlets of Darchiks, Dah, Hanu and Garkhun in Kargil and Leh districts of the Ladakh region since ages.

The ‘candy’ of Lanka
Surrounded by hills and some of the best tea gardens in the world, with its cultural halo and ambience of history, Kandy is worth exploring, writes Ranjita Biswas
F you are in Colombo, a trip to Kandy, Sri Lanka’s former capital, is not to be missed. It is a pretty city, set in the hills at 1,629 feet above the sea level. As the road winds up from Colombo, in the distance a plateau-like hill called Bible Rock makes a grey watercolour landscape. Perhaps it is raining up there.

Delightful dahlias
A Georgina shimmering in the garden is the sweetest way to begin your day, says Daksha Hathi

ENGLISH humourist Thomas Hood said, "A double dahlia delights the eye" and he was right. This corpulent flower grows so tall that it shows its bright purple and white, yellow, deep red and orange ruffles against the blue skies and is very regal.

I believe in late marriages
The perfect bahu of the small screen Sakshi Tanwar on getting a second chance to play lead in a TV show and an image makeover
It is not easy to get a second chance to play a lead in a TV show or to get an image makeover, but Sakshi Tanwar, the perfect bahu of the small screen, has got both, thanks to Ekta Kapoor.

Deadly dialogues
Since the release of Alam Ara, romance of the spoken word remains unabated. Deepa Karmalkar on the eternal film lines that continue to stir emotions
ait a minute! Wait a minute! You ain’t heard nothin’ yet!" declared Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer (1927), the first Hollywood film to incorporate both sound and dialogue. The audiences were stunned to see talking images for the first time.



`ART & SOUL: An album from Bengal
by B.N. Goswamy

TELEVISION: Profiling celebrities

Globoscope: Four’s company
by Ervell E. Menezes

Food talk: Chill out with this hot raita
by Pushpesh Pant

Doctors liable for poor care of patients
by Pushpa Girimaji

ULTA PULTA: Submissive spouses
by Jaspal Bhatti


The power and the glory
Non-violent resistance and satyagraha, imbibed in South Africa, were the hallmarks of Mahatma Gandhi’s struggle to free India from the British
Catching up with Gandhi
By Graham Turner.
Pages 329. Rs 350.

Reviewed by Rumina Sethi

Trials and tribulations
The Collector’s Daughter
By S. K. Das.
Pages 290. Rs 295. 
Reviewed by Amarinder Sandhu

Of blue robes, steel swords
The Valiant Ones: A journey into the mesmerizing world of the Sikhs
By Gurbir Singh and Gagandeep Kaur
Kesar Media and Lahore Books. Pages 158. Rs 3,000.
Reviewed by Roopinder Singh

Whiff of Punjab’s mitti
Stories of the Soil
Edited and translated by Nirupama Dutt.
Pages 314. Rs 350.
Reviewed by Nonika Singh

Disturbing history
The Jesus Mystery
By Lena Einhorn.
Lyons Press. 
Pages 279. $24.95.
Reviewed by B. L. Chakoo

Paro to Priya
Madhusree Chatterjee
The concept of the Bharatiya nari is a can of worms, says Namita Gokhale as she talks of her latest title, Priya: An Incredible Indyaa
eing a housewife in contemporary India is a tedious task and comes with a new set of pressures, says writer-publisher Namita Gokhale, who also believes that Indian feminists balance and suppress a lot.

Archie in aamchi Mumbai
Comic hero Archie goes desi, dances to Bollywood songs
HE iconic red-haired Archie, a comic book heartthrob with a perpetually hassled look and two girlfriends, will soon be dancing to Bollywood numbers in the book's Indian avatar published in Hindi and Malayalam.

Orange win makes Obreht hottest name in fiction
Rob Sharp
HE first-time novelist Téa Obreht’s book The Tiger’s Wife, a surreal, seductive meander through recent history in the Balkans, has turned the 25-year-old into the latest literary superstar after she was crowned the youngest winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction recently.

Back of the book
The Emerald Atlas
By John Stephens.
Doubleday. Pages 417.
The Rembrandt Secret
By Alex Connor.
Quercus. Pages 551. Rs 250.
Chocolate Guitar Momos
By Kenny Deori Basumatary.
Tranquebar. Pages 243. Rs 200.