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Reel vs real Punjab
What Punjabi films have been doing is either representing the ultra-rich class and projecting an unrealistic, shining image of Punjab by making comedy and romantic films or imitating Hindi films
Gagandeep Singh

The period of turmoil in Punjab in the 1980s and early 1990s damaged Punjabi cinema severely. The industry was revived in 2002 with Jee Aayan Nu directed by Manmohan Singh. A huge success to the film brought a new life to dying Punjabi cinema. As a result, 24 films were released only in 2012; whereas the number of releases surged to 42 in the 2013. Meanwhile, the Punjabi film industry seems to have become one of the most lucrative film industries in India.

Stills from Anhe Ghode Da Daan
Left and below: Stills from Anhe Ghode Da Daan


Art & Soul
Early photographs from Mewar
The photographs of royalty in a new publication take us into the world of early photography in the state of Mewar, besides archiving the period 
B.N.goswamy
Documentation and preservation, it would seem, are on my mind these days. Just a fortnight ago, I spoke of the desperate need for it, recalling the credo of a great anthropologist-teacher like Alfred Buehler, who had worked in India.

Broad brush


Fitness
good health
Brace-up to beat the blues
Depression is usually caused by some chemical-imbalance in the brain. However, some digestive disorders, nutritional deficiencies, thyroid disorders can also cause this malady
Mickey Mehta
Depression is defined as a clinical ailment which needs treatment by medical experts and proper medication. It is not something that one should take lightly; rather it is a matter of concern. Patients who suffer from depression may have suicidal tendency, can be extremely moody and/or can suffer from delusions.


Society
Better holidays without camps
More and more parents are realising the importance of the summer break as an opportunity to spend both quality and quantity time with their children. Bonding with family is more beneficial than summer camps
Aditi Garg
What do you relate summer to? It appears, it depends a lot on how old you are! If you grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, it was a time to look forward to a long break spent eating dozens of mangoes with the whole family every afternoon, a time to look forward to the annual family vacation, sleepovers, getting up really late and, borrowing and reading all the comics available at the local book store.


Travel
A road to serenity
Jageshwar in Uttarakhand has around 100 temples dated between the ninth and the 13th century
Niku Sidhu
Most of these temples are maintained by the Archaeological Survey of IndiaJageshwar Temples stand out as a unique cluster for more reasons than one. Set among the intimidating evergreen deodars of the Kumaon hills, the approach is peaceful and smooth, unlike the burgeoning masses one encounters en route to other pilgrimage hot spots. The road that forks off the state highway sets your mind space into meditative mode.

Most of these temples are maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India

GLOBETROTTING


Entertainment
Big is better
Many small screen actors have 
re-invented success on the big screen and have moved smoothly from television to cinema
Shoma A. Chatterji
How many Indians remember that Vidya Balan, who is now one of the top star actresses began her career with Hum Paanch on a satellite channel? But if one has to scan history, Shah Rukh Khan remains the biggest Indian star ever to have emerged from television. His first serial for Doordarshan was in Fauji followed by Circus.

New voice in Bollywood
With many hit numbers under her belt, the talented India-born Canadian playback singer Jonita Gandhi has achieved much despite the fact she entered the film industry just a year ago
Surekha Kadapa-Bose
She is on a roll. And she is just a-year-old in the Hindi film industry. Four songs in a year for the legendary composer A. R. Rahman even veteran singers dare not dream of getting it. But this young India-born Canadian girl, Jonita Gandhi has achieved it.


COLUMNS

Food talk: Salad days are here again
by Pushpesh Pant

gOOD MOTORING: Danger of using cell phones
by H. Kishie Singh

CONSUMERS BEWARE!: Redress for shoddy goods and services
by Pushpa Girimaji

WEBSIDE HUMOURGifting jab
by Sunil Sharma

CROSSWORD
by Karuna Goswamy

weekly horoscope

BOOKS

A spiffy take on the life of a phenomenon
Reviewed by M. Rajiv Lochan
MGR A Biography 
by Shrikanth Veeravalli Rainlight, Rupa.
Pages Rs 295.

Indian Travel

Double paradigm of legal orders
Reviewed by Amarinder Gill
Sikh Diaspora : Legal Pluralism and Dispute Settlement
by Prit Paul Rawat Publications,
Pages 163 Rs 495. 

Different flavours
Reviewed by Sarbjit Dhaliwal
Tandoori Democracy
by Shinder Purewal Gyan Publishing House. Rs 525 

A dishful for vegetarians
Reviewed by Priyanka Singh
Hymns from the Soil 
by Vikas Khanna. Bloomsbury India.
Pages 417. Rs 1,599

A life well lived indeed
Reviewed by Aditi Garg
Witness to an Era - An Autobiography
by Harkishan Singh Vallabh Prakashan. Pages 160. Rs 600 (Delhi),
Rs 630 (rest of India), Rs 1800 (Overseas)






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