Do the recent besharmi
morchas, following in the footsteps of the much-publicised Pink Chaddi Campaign of 2009, prove that the situation of women in public
places has not improved? And are such movements a better way for women to fight the battle for respect in public spaces and homes?
Vimla Patil checks out
the first-ever ‘slut walk’ in Toronto in April, 2011, to protest
against sexist remarks and attitudes in public life, Indian women,
too, have decided to express their anger at the disrespect they face
in daily life as well as in offices and homes.
What women can do to avoid sexual harassment
Chaddi & beyond
after the Pink Chaddi
Campaign, a group of activists started a Facebook group to exchange
views. This was hacked and threats and sexist slurs were added to the
comments. Eventually, Facebook, unable to control the hacking,
disabled the account and stopped any access to its contents.
Historians agree that Basohli miniatures are the oldest of all the Pahari paintings with offshoots in the Jammu region and Himachal Pradesh, writes
Kirpal Paul of Basohli was by all means a remarkable ruler.
Given keenly to literary, artistic and spiritual pursuits, he
immortalised himself by pioneering the world- famous Basohli school
miniatures which find a place of pride in every important museum
At the Lord’s alter
Tribune photographer Anand Sharma and staffer
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria trekked the 14-km- long arduous Baltal track to have a rendezvous with Lord Shiva at His abode — the Amarnath Cave Shrine this year
In Shiva’s abode
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
year more than four lakh pilgrims visit the cave shrine from June-end
to mid-August to pay obeisance to the ice lingam. The pilgrimage
requires physical as well as mental toughness. Baltal is one of the
two starting points of the yatra. Once at Baltal, our expedition
started from Domali around 8 PM on June 28.
a dinner party table, console, mantle piece or a coffee table with a
centrepiece of glossy foliage of evergreens, berries, succulents and
candles without having to splurge on ornamental flowers and greens
from the florists.
a high with a tie
A tie gives you confidence
and makes you feel good, says Hector Choksi
wear or not to wear? Wearing a tie to work has always been a bone of
contention in corporate circles. India being a tropical country,
wearing ties seems quite impractical, but as a fallout of the days of
the Raj, it has continued to be a corporate tradition.
first waterproof book
world's first waterproof book is set to hit shelves next summer. The
book is covered with a clear wax sealant that will prevent the ink
from running, and stop pages from becoming soggy and tearing when wet.
‘Being sexy is a state of mind’
Anushka Sharma, who was recently chosen as the cover girl for international men’s magazine
Maxim, in conversation with Sreya Basu
What’s your definition of
think being sexy is a state of mind. Especially for a woman, it’s
the way you feel; how confident you feel in your skin.
craft of Konkona
A. Chatterji chats up the versatile actor, whose Iti
Mrinalini, directed by her mother Aparna Sen, was released
Sen Sharma has come a long way since her first appearance on
screen as a three-year-old boy in a Bengali film Indira. She
made her debut as leading lady in Ek Je Aachhey Kanya, a
psychological thriller in Bengali, directed by Subrata Sen. The film
established her as an actress of talent and versatility.
Clooney’s success secret
Clooney has revealed that he had made many mistakes in his
career but has always bounced back from them. Clooney, 50, believes
that it’s all because of the ‘terrible’ work he did that he is
now a successful actor.