Old is bold
The thrill of adrenalin-pumping adventure is not just for the young, but also
the old who’re youthful in spirit. These senior adventure lovers may be late
starters but it’s better late than never, writes Mehak Uppal
is a magic that creeps into our lives, unannounced, when we discover
the fun activities that bring unbridled joy and thrill, especially at
an age and stage when one is thought to be beyond the call of the
wild. It must be because of this experience or exhilaration that
people aged 50 and above get hooked on to adventure.
Keep aside the harmful
carbonated drinks as M. J. Raju lists our
desi coolers to beat the summer heat
has been a revival of interest in summer drinks and sherbets
all over India, as the carbonated drink multinationals slowly retreat
from their cola drinks. Both ayurveda and Unani medical sciences, our
indigenous medical systems, have formulated drinks for summer and they
have withstood the test of time.
your golden years
If you have retired from
service, keep your mind occupied and body active. Adopt a positive
attitude and devote time to meditation, writes Preetinder
to do after retirement? A brain that is not challenged to learn new
things for an extended period, will actually become smaller and less
capable of learning in the future, according to Richard Stim, author
of Retire Happy.
time, fun time
Indian weddings bring with
them celebrations and customs full of frolic, says Dhanvanthi
India, weddings are an occasion rich with traditions. Weddings bring
with them celebrations and customs full of fun. One strange tradition
in Indian weddings is the stealing and hiding of the groom’s shoes
on the day of his wedding by the bride’s sisters and cousins.
Sun, surf and spirituality
Pondicherry is a mesmerising mix
of French and South Indian cultures, writes Aradhika Sharma
or Puducherry, as it is now called, offers an irresistible cocktail of
balmy seas, swaying palms, the exotic French-ness of the place,
interesting cuisines, European architecture and an eclectic group of
locals that comprise the Tamils as well as international communities.
hope for ‘small’ stars
Artiste Hiten Tejwani says
times are good for TV actors eyeing films
Hiten Tejwani ventured into films with Joggers’ Park in 2003,
TV actors hardly worked for the big screen. But thanks to the growing
confluence between the two media, coupled with realistic scripts
suiting small budget projects, these are happy times for small screen
stars, says the actor.
Lennon’s handwritten Beatle song fetches £145k
Lennon’s handwritten lyrics for Beatles’ song ‘Lucy In The
Sky With Diamonds’ has fetched a whopping £145,700 at auction.
The sheet, complete with crossings-out, sparked a bidding frenzy at
the sale of showbiz memorabilia in Los Angeles, reports the Daily
With emphasis on content,
storytelling technique and performances, small budget films are often
more engrossing, writes Arpana
told tales touching upon various human emotions hit the silver
screen this year with movies like I AM, Chalo Dilli and Stanley
Ka Dabba. But only a few did well as the audiences were either not
aware or were hesitant about watching an unfamiliar cast or theme.
other side of banking
A. Chatterji in conversation with Andrew Hinton, whose
12-minute documentary, Banking on Change, about a bank manager
who motivated the very poor to open bank accounts, has been getting
is the only thing that remains constant. But Andrew Hinton’s
12-minute documentary Banking on Change proves that it is
dynamic and keeps moving. Andrew is a Briton who came to India to make
this wonderful film.