Southern heroes rock
South Indian heroines have danced their way into the hearts of audiences in the North but it has not been so easy for the heroes. Change is in the offing as heroes and directors from the South create waves
When movies like Chennai Express and Madras Café
can create the excitement and generate the buzz on boxoffice, then
it's time to sit up and take notice. Could it be that the Hindi film
viewer has finally become global enough to accept the South on
celluloid? While Mumbai filmdom has accepted heroines from the South
with open arms, and, to some extent, the music directors and
filmmakers, who are behind the scenes, it has not yet allowed the
South to either prevail as an entity on screen; nor has the South
Indian hero really been accepted.
Kanye West — Yeezus
makes Kanye’s sixth solo album compelling despite its throng of
haunting shrieks and leftist production is that he manages to remain
as entertaining as ever. On Site opens the disc with distorted
synths and once the beat kicks in, Kanye raps furiously about some of
his most familiar subjects. In addition to Rick Rubin as executive
producer, Kanye has enlisted an elite production team to bring the
album to its full potential.
Monsoon is the time when diseases, particularly of the digestive system, are rampant.
So temper that hearty appetite with a dose of caution during this season
We need to be very careful
about the food we eat and the water we drink during the monsoon as our
digestion gets weakened. The dosha, which is most likely to go
out of balance is vaata. Vaata aggravation leads to gas
formation and indigestion, which most of us unknowingly experience
during monsoon. The rains will tempt you to gorge on bhajiyas,
sweets, and large helpings of steamy hot food at mealtimes.
lifestyle could affect DNA of many generations
exposures, like smoking, can raise the number of mutations passed on
to the coming generations, a new research has suggested. Gene
mutations caused by a father's lifestyle can be inherited by his
children, even if those mutations occurred before conception. The
findings also show that mutations in the germ-line are present in all
cells of the children, including their own germ cells. This means that
a father's lifestyle has the potential to affect the DNA of multiple
generations and not just his immediate offspring.
Energetic kids, not trouble magnets
Children with more energy than their peers, siblings, parents or teachers should not be labelled as being attention deficit. You should slow down and look at what is driving the child's behaviour
has to go for a dinner party and has already dressed her kids. As she
steps out of her room, all ready for the party, she flies into a rage
at the sight of her eight-year-old son. Drenched from head to toe, he
wears a guilty look on his face. Her younger daughter explains how he
accidentally turned on the shower in the bathroom. She is at her wits'
end as to how to deal with him as accidents always seem to be
attracted towards him.
Women less assertive about credit
Under normal circumstances, women will willingly take full credit due to them in a team assignment. But if they have a male team member, they let go some of that credit. University of Massachusetts Lowell and NYU have conducted a study and the researchers have found that women valued their contribution less when they were with a male team member.
Sitges near Barcelona has always had the reputation for being rebellious. The town, with its bohemian outlook and tolerant attitude, is one of Europe’s most gay-friendly destinations. It is also a sun worshipper’s delight with more than 17 beaches surrounding it
College romance in Hindi films shows signs of growing up to address the problems of the youth today sugar coated by love and laughter
An ageing messenger in a
newspaper office would sip his tea and tell the scribes around in a
very profound manner: "There is no life without wife and no
knowledge without college!" He must have had his reasons for this
oft-repeated line that always drew laughter.
The rainbow actress
Shoma A. Chatterji
Vidya Balan added another feather to her cap with a comic role in her recent film
Ghanchakkar. The versatile actor chats up about her career, directors and roles
Vidya Balan’s colourful
career invests her with the seven colours of the rainbow in terms of
her choice of films, portrayal of characters and the range of
directors she has worked with. Excerpts from an interview