No full stops for this Sardar
North India hosted Sunburn Noida, Asia’s largest electronic dance music festival. It saw the finest and world’s most sensational house music, trance and techno tunes by some of the world’s greatest artistes
Saurabh & Gaurav
Electronic Dance Music (EDM) is categoried by fans as an ever-evolving plethora of named genres, styles and sub-styles. Though the term Electronic Dance Music is relatively new, electronic music has been around for decades, first gaining popularity through influential early acts like Kraftwerk in the 1970s. So what accounts for the recent rise of EDM? Many renowned DJs credit the new avenues of spreading the genre that has cropped up in the past few years.
The last hurrah
Michael Schumacher, the seven-time World Champion, will retire after the current season
Greatness in sports is measured on many parameters. Ability, vision and consistency - all these factors ultimately contribute to turn ordinary people into icons. But as many of these champions will tell you, starting something on the right note is different, and ending it on an equally sound note is totally different experience altogether. A career can be studded with moments of glory, punctuated with heroic acts, but to be able to end it on the right note, it turns out, is most important, after all.
Another flop show
Men as victims of domestic violence
Abuse at home is perceived in gender-specific terms in India and only women are seen as victims. Men who complain of being attacked at home or harassed by their wives are often ignored and discriminated against by police who believe that women are the real victims
The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, was enacted to shield married women from being abused in the confines of their homes. But it is increasingly being used by devious women with extortionist tendencies to torment their husbands and in-laws, claim members of Save Indian Family (www.saveindianfamily.org).
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Time to harness Shakti
Navratri literally translates as ‘nine nights’. The prefix nava also suggests ‘new’ beginning. Navratri, as a matter of fact, includes Dasehra (Vijayadashmi) and stretches to full 10 days. In Kulu and Mysore, Dasehra is the climax. It marks the end of pitripaksha (period of shradh), the fortnight reserved in the Hindu calendar to remember and honour departed ancestors. Having done our duty and bid farewell to past, it is now time to celebrate the present moment and look to happy tidings in future. The weather is just right for festivities and feasting.
Living her dream
Gauri Shinde’s debut film English Vinglish has received much critical acclaim. The film also sees the return of Sridevi to the big screen
Like most ad filmmakers, Gauri Shinde, too, had dreams of making a feature film some day and shoot the same in New York. The debutant director’s dream has been realised with her maiden feature film English Vinglish, starring former diva Sridevi.
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