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Thursday, March 04, 2004
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Living separately... together
A tale that travelled
Arguably the world's most popular story, the Ramayan is a binding element in the cultures of South-East Asia. ANJANA RAJAN leafs through "The Ramayana in Indonesia", a scholarly yet readable work by Malini Saran and Vinod C. Khanna.
The innumerable variations of the Ramayan story have attracted scholars and artists through the ages. HUMRA QURAISHI meets two Mexican scholars whose love for Sanskrit and India is intertwined with their love for the epic.
No `Alvida' to old values
Sharat Kumar's Hindi novel, "Lal Kothi Alvida" is all about upholding the old values, says RANJANA NARAYAN.
Saint and sinner
THE CONCEPT of e-books and audio books is still in its infancy in India. There have been sporadic attempts by publishers to bring out an audio book or two but mostly the attempts have been directed at the variety catering to the children - ...
The event that was...
The fiasco over seat allocation to Amitabh Bachchan at the Zee Cine Awards event in Dubai this past week was not the only exciting bit at the awards do. SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY rolls out some more crumbs and specks.
Shine with Star
AFTER SHINNING TRPs, Star now wants those with starry ambitions to shine along. Come April and Star will launch a countrywide hunt for actors with "Indian Super STAR". "We will select a male and female superstar each plus four supporting ...
Samrats of song
WHEN RENOWNED Hindustani vocalists Rajan and Sajan Mishra arrived at the Radisson MBD hotel in Noida to perform in the Vasant Utsav, many of the young things frequenting the bar and other `happening' areas of the hotel hadn't a clue who they ...
THERE IS something about Chinese cuisine, be it the special ingredients or the special reasons for those ingredients or the manner in which it is served, that never ceases to amaze a person. The Jade, the Chinese restaurant of The Claridges makes ...
Know your `gulal'
MARKING THE arrival of spring, Holi comes annually as a festival of vibrant hues that brings with it a variety of colours. Traditionally celebrated by using natural coloured extracts from seasonal herbs, it has been replaced over the yearsby ...
WHAT DO you love about Delhi? "Myself." What do you hate about Delhi? "Everything except myself." Is India shining? "India will shine when my face starts shining." Welcome to Surendra Sharma's world of wit coming soon through the radio waves of ...
Learning from the Book Fair
The organisers of the recently concluded World Book Fair need to turn over a new leaf or two, if the annual exercise is to have any meaning, reflects OM GUPTA.
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