Crimes of passion
While the rise in ambitions and financial independence of women are leading to greater promiscuity, it is intolerance and a lack of life skills that are eliciting more and more violent reactions to acts of adultery, as seen in the Grover murder case
morning in the May of 2008, naval officer Emile Jerome Mathew walked
into the apartment of his fiancée, small-time actress Maria Susairaj,
and killed media executive Neeraj Grover after finding him there.
women stepping out of their homes in the quest of equality,
sociologist Rajesh Gill pegs the ratio of men and women indulging in
extramarital affairs at a an equal ratio of 50:50. "Women have
become more ambitious, they believe that they have only one life and
want to make the most of it," she says.
on another front
Mental healthcare has become
a big issue in militancy-ridden Kashmir. Women volunteer-counsellors
have emerged as icons for traumatised people, writes Aditi
was just another mundane day for Munira Manzoor until a knock
on the door changed her life. That moment marked her journey of
transformation — from being a school dropout to a respected
paramedic in her village of Zuhama, in Kashmir’s Budgam district.
sunniest European capital
many adventurers like Vasco da Gama and Prince Henry the Navigator,
and often called the city of explorers, Lisbon is a perfect
destination for dreamers and those romantic-at-heart, writes Tanushree
as one of the top 10 cities to visit by the Lonely Planet,
it is the warmest and sunniest capital in Europe — sunny, because of
its location, and warm because of the sunny-natured Lisboêtas that
inhabit the place.
Dhawan takes a look at the rise and fall of ghazals in Hindi
has been rightly described as the soul of Urdu literature and most
popular form of Urdu poetry. It has always been an integral part of
Bollywood. Beginning from the 1940s, legendary singers like Talat
Mahmood and K. L. Saigal had immortalised this genre.
Comedy in Indian cinema often
touched the outlines of normal bodily functions but Delhi Belly
crashed all delicate barriers, writes V.
current joke among film buffs is that Aamir Khan should have held the
world premiere of his latest hit film Delhi Belly inside a
public toilet for its realistic sound and smell effects! It would have
been the first of its kind. ‘King’ Aamir promoted each film of his
with typical flair but missed out on this.
The National Award-winning film
I Am Kalam comes across without sloganeering or sentimental melodrama and is sure to motivate millions of children
across India, writes Shoma A. Chatterji
is a 10-year-old fatherless boy. But his brain is razor sharp and he
has incredible grasping power. He has never gone to school but has
learnt to read and write all by himself. When his widowed mother, with
a baby tucked in her arm, brings him to work in a dhaba in Bikaner, he
picks up the skills of the trade quickly.