The perception that Indians are not liberal in donating towards charity is changing. Millionaires and achievers have been the beacons in guiding people to emulate them. Many ordinary Indians too are realising that giving away billions to help society is as cool as earning those billions through enterprise. A beginning, howsoever small, is being made
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Weaving a tradition
In times of powerlooms, there is a need to preserve traditional crafts like
tana-bana. These offer richness of art besides the pleasure of owning a hand-woven product
hands of 53-year-old Munesh Kumar have relentlessly been working
for more than 48 years on the tana (warp), running vertically
and bana (weft) running horizontally of his loom. Itís a
delight to watch the pride in this old manís eyes as he shows some
of his priceless testimonials and continues blabbering in Hinglish,
explaining the nuances of this traditional art.
Lose weight not your mind
There is no magic solution for weight loss despite many fad diets promising the moon. A successful diet plan enables you to lose weight and establishes a life-long healthy eating and exercise pattern so that weight loss is permanent
She climbs to
Nivedita Choudhary became the first woman from the IAF to summit the Mt Everest
"It was truly a
top-of-the-world feeling. Not a cloud in the sky, no obstruction
between the horizon and me... Sitting on the platform I had made with
my ice-axe, I had a clear, 360-degree view. I knew my life would
change after that moment." Life did change. Flight Lieutenant
Nivedita Choudhary became the first woman from the Indian Air Force (IAF)
to summit the Mt. Everest ó and the first woman from Rajasthan to
achieve this feat.
to get your beauty sleep while flying
Experts have given tips
to help business travellers get some sleep while flying amidst
murmuring passengers and noisy engines. Passengers cannot control the
noise and temperature of a plane but can create a more comfortable
environment to enable better sleep. suitable clothes. Too many people
dress inappropriately for a flight," CNN quoted Sammy Margo,
sleep expert at the Physiotherapy and Pilates Practice in London.
Resurrecting Tomar glory
Nestled in a valley formed by three hills, time seems to have stood still in Patan Mahal which retains an old-world charm. Patan is also the site of one of the last great battles in Indian history. Called the Battle of Patan, it saw the Marathas pitted against the Rajputs of Jaipur and their Mughal allies in 1790
Big stars on small screen
Filmstars, directors and music composers can be seen making a beeline for television shows and news
programmes to promote their films before the release
The prime time programmes on television are a must-watch at dinner time in most Indian families today. If in such a scenario, these serials get special guests from Bollywood like the Khan triumvirates, Ranbir Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Vidya Balan, what more can one expect for entertainment at home?
Ervell E. Menezes
Film scenes, which are ahead of their times, bring out the exhilaration of the moving image and continue to thrill audiences
When Maya (Jessica Chastain)
in Zero Dark Thirty comes off with that shocker, it took one
down memory lane to recall other such lines that did the same. But
first things first, itís during the hunt for Osama bin Laden and
when asked by the CIA chief "whoís that woman?"
innocuously pointing to her, she retorts "Well Iím the mother
f..ker who found him." It was a virtual bolt from the blue.