Drinking among youngsters is fast becoming a trend. What is really alarming is that it is rapidly becoming an acceptable one. surprisingly, even some parents are dismissing it with nonchalance, writes
may not know the names of top brands of liquor, but you may be sure that your 17-year-old-son does. It is also quite possible that he knows which brand costs how much and how many glasses of wine may be gotten out of a bottle; what’s the latest flavour of ‘Breezers’ in the market and what’s the newest offering from Smirnoff. Drinking among youngsters is fast becoming a trend. What is really alarming is that it is rapidly becoming an acceptable one.
The bitter reality
Oscar-nominated Ashvin Kumar’s documentary Inshallah, Kashmir: Living
Terror travels into the darkness at the heart of Kashmir and makes uncomfortable observations, writes
THE voiceover drives home the sheer enormity of the tragedy: “On August 21, 2011, the Indian state made a historic announcement. The state human rights commission admitted to 2156 unidentified bodies from 38 unmarked graves in Kashmir.”
Ashvin Kumar explains a scene during the shooting of the film
who died unsung
The film on Anthony
Gonsalves, which stole the show during the recent MIFF, made cinema buffs aware of the rich contribution of this composer and arranger, writes
Think of the song ‘My Name is Anthony
Gonsalves’ from Manmohan Desai’s 1977 classic, Amar Akbar Anthony. The song composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal for this film was a tribute to the music maestro, Anthony
Gonsalves, who passed away in Goa recently. It was a sheer coincidence that the 58-minute documentary featuring the journey of Anthony Gonsalves was screened at MIFF-2012 at Mumbai last week after the death of great music legend. Anthony Gonsalves — Music Legend took the audience by a surprise as most of the film buffs were not aware of the rich contribution of this music composer and arranger, which was instrumental in producing melodies in Hindi cinema.
Omar Khayyam’s verses give a summation of life
To retire or not
Is it time for Sachin
Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and V. V. S. Laxman to hang their boots, asks
Most cricketers in the current Indian team want that they should be left alone to decide when they want to retire. Most former players and dozens of experts are also of the same opinion. “Just leave them alone. They will know when to retire.” That seems to be the unanimous opinion.
This brings us to a crucial question facing the Indian team.
Experts feel that Sachin Tendulkar should have announced his retirement after the World Cup or even earlier
Exercise to aid memory
Children who are fit tend to be better at multitasking and
performing difficult mental tasks
exercise for up to an hour a day can improve memory and learning in children and the elderly, say scientists. The researchers found that walking or cycling regularly for between six months to a year can improve memory and problem solving skills in the elderly by between 15 and 20 per cent.
They have shown that such exercise can also increase the size of crucial parts of the brain.
The scientists have also discovered that children who are fit also tend to be better at multitasking and performing difficult mental tasks than unfit friends, the Telegraph reported.
No place like home for working out
A new generation of space-saving fitness tools are making home workouts a norm for many people, writes
Working out at home is easier than ever, thanks to the wealth of online instruction and a new generation of multi-tasking, space-saving fitness tools. Fitness experts say all that is needed is some space, a mat and a few favourite things.
According to fitness gurus, all that is needed is some space, a mat and a few simple equipments