Birth of a
As the vision of
Harpal Tiwana shapes up in the form
of a centre for performing arts in Patiala,
Nonika Singh checks out his legacy
Finishing touches are being given to the state-of-the-art Harpal Tiwana Centre for Performing Arts at Patiala
Photo: Rajesh Sachhar
all have dreams.... We all aspire for many things
for ourselves, our near and dear ones. It is only the
dreams of great men, which do not revolve around I, me,
myself. Decades ago, theatre stalwart Harpal Tiwana dreamt
of infusing professionalism and exemplary standards into
Punjabi theatre. With productions like Hind Di Chaadar,
Sirhind Di Deewar and many more, he enthused among
Punjabis a sense of pride in their culture.
you can tweet in Hindi
is a good news for Twitter fans in India as popular
micro-blogging site is all set to launch services in Hindi soon.
Twitter, which came into existence five years ago, now boasts of
100 million active users worldwide.
inspires young poets
newest generation of poets is finding inspiration in modern
technology, rather than literary history, experts say. Today’s
young poets are, in fact, far more likely to cite the likes of
Benjamin Zephaniah and Allen Ginsberg than T. S. Eliot or
anything by Keats. It seems the Dead Poets Society has breathed
its last, with only one of the 15 citing a "classic"
poet as their inspiration.
path to bliss
Yogananda’s disciple Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) and
his American devotees teach yoga and meditation to Indians at
Ananda Sangha in Gurgaon, writes Sunit
they say, is stranger than fiction. From a spiritual
perspective, this seems to be part of some divine plan. An
Indian yogi goes to the USA to propagate yoga and meditation in
the West. He passes away in 1952, but his influence continues to
grow, and his teachings reverberate.
for a clear skin
There are various types
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The common man needs to be aware of the expected cost and
adverse effects of the therapy, reports Vikas
laser surgery has grown in leaps and bounds during the
last 10 years. As new laser technology has evolved over the
years, dermatologists have also helped define the specificity of
laser-tissue interaction and employed newly developed laser
technologies in innovative ways.