The all-out masala action potboiler, propelled by the bone-crunching and skull-cracking exploits of a glib and tough hero, has helped Bollywood rediscover an old mantra for boxoffice success,
writes Saibal Chatterjee
Force has John Abraham as a
hard-as-nails anti-narcotics agent
been a sudden
explosion. Indian moviegoers, like they were eons ago, are Ready
once again to sway to the beat of a brash Bodyguard and exult to
the roar of a sanguine Singham. So, it is raining hits in
Bollywood. Heroes with bulging biceps and pampered pectorals are
knocking the stuffing out of all competition at the boxoffice.
And Hindi cinema is back where it was in the 1980s —
celebrating the unassailable male protagonist, a tough cookie
with raging fire in his belly and unquenchable ire in his soul.
Action is back with a bang, folks!
Decorate your house during the festival of lights with fashionable, easy-to-create, eco-friendly paper lanterns, which look like the ones that had charmed
Rapunzel, writes Gaurav
the corner. To bring your touch to this special celebration of
togetherness with your family and friends, here is a
step-by-step guide to making super cool Diwali paper lanterns.
These are fashionable, eco-friendly, easy to create and decorate
and look quite like the ones that charmed Rapunzel in the Disney
The eco-friendly Van Gujjars, inhabitants of the Shivalik ranges in the Himalayan foothills, have today become a victim of a faulty environmental conservation policy, writes
hundreds of years now, the thick forest stretches in the
Shivalik ranges running through parts of North-Western India,
have served both as a home and source of livelihood to the
Himalayan indigenous community of Van Gujjars. The fiercely
independent, peace-loving Van Gujjars have excelled as superb
herdsmen by perfecting a forest-based form of buffalo rearing.
Incidentally, the key to their pastoral profession lies in their
Jewellery for all seasons
The new millennium woman wants designer jewellery that is appealing
to the eye, says Shobita Shivshankar
preparations for any festival season begin months before the
actual occasion. Shweta is currently planning jewellery designs
on a white chart paper. What is so
special about this lady's jewellery? The answer is simple. She
is a creative designer who is cued on to the latest trend —
theme jewellery. The card party-cocktail circuit is expected to
be wearing Ganesha pendants, earrings in the shape of diyas,
broaches with 3-D images of goddess Laxmi and bangles.