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When East meets West, its music
In the land of lotus eaters
The name is the clue. Spice Village is not just a hotel. It is a quiet extension of rainforests and rolling plantations, a dream destination of what travel and relaxation can best be.
As I sit watching a big group of foreigners walk in to ...
VOICE YOUR VIEWS -- SHOULD SMOKING/DRINKING BE BANNED IN FILMS?
Responsibility of heroes
Smoking/drinking is bad for health. Teenagers and adolescent children in their formative years take to it easily moreso when they see their favourites actors doing the same on the silver screen. Since actors are hero-worshipped, they should ...
What is the use of banning smoking/drinking in films? First the Government should come forward to ban sale of these items. When they bear the profit in mind by selling these items, no one has the right to insist the same in films.
Most literate people are aware of the harm caused by smoking and drinking. Illiterate people, especially in villages, must be given this information, for they are the ones who do not even have proper medical facilities to help them. ...
It is embarrassing to see young children watching actors smoking and drinking on television screen. These scenes may corrupt the young minds. Awkward scenes have become a part and parcel of films and watching them may spoil the minds of young ...
Though smoking in public places is prohibited, few smokers adhere to it. Smoking cannot be totally prevented. It is an evil practice which has come to say. Likewise, drinking habit is widely prevalent and introduction of prohibition is ...
Bust the myth
Smoking/drinking scenes should be banned in movies as well as on the small screen without a second thought. This obnoxious practice corrupts the minds of young boys and girls. Smoking and drinking alcohol are harmful to health even when they ...
For an impact
Compared to audio, the visual medium has a more powerful impact on man. Whatever a cine star does on the silver screen, the same is followed by cine goers. Definitely banning smoking and drinking in movies will have an impact in the public. ...
Ban from society
The ultimate objective is to ban smoking and drinking from our society and not only in films. The reasons are self evident. The basic reason being that they spoil health of the citizens irreparably. They are unable to grow into constructive ...
Is this safe or stale?
Is it all right to eat leftovers? Here are diet and culinary experts’ views
A confidence booster
It’s self-esteem that helps a teenager make the right decisions in life
Students and their guardians realise that marks are just a means to an end and not the end itself
Why men won’t stop for directions
Studies show a clear departure in the way men and women find routes to the same place
Get, set and go
Four city youths on the threshold of a big Olympic chance
Designs on the web
If you want to be an entrepreneur, a young team shows you the way
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