Sunday, November 23, 2003

ART & LITERATURE
'ART AND SOUL
MUSINGS
TIME OFF
ENTERTAINMENT
TELEVISION
GARDEN LIFE
NATURE
TRAVEL
LIFE TIES
LESSONS FROM LIFE
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
HOLLYWOOD HUES
INTERACTIVE FEATURES
CAPTION CONTEST

 

Photo:Kuldip Dhiman/ Model: UrvashiSLIMMING
FACTS AND FALLACIES

The body does not obey the copyline of the slimming centres but the inalienable laws of nature, writes Amar Chandel

The advertisements are too alluring to be resisted: "Lose 5 kg in 10 hours with guaranteed results!!! No dieting, no exercise, no medicine, no side-effects." An obese person's dream come true? Not really. They only lighten your purse. It is necessary to be extremely wary of the assertions made by these dream merchants and not be taken in by the publicity hype. Sorry friends, but no magic cream, pill or wrap works. If the claims appear to be too good to be true, be sure that these are untrue. The body does not obey the copyline of the slimming centres but the inalienable laws of nature about which we must be aware.

Buzzing with zeroes
Abhay Desai
L
ast year, a set of four water-colour paintings on paper by the late Francis Newton Souza was sold for Rs 3,25,000. The same set was resold in September, this year, for Rs 25,00,000 ó a figure that the bearded Paris-based painter could never have dreamt of in his lifetime.

Beneficial to the last drop
O
il is used in India to grease everything from heartache to hair fall. Which are the oils commonly used in India? Here's an oil reckoner to guide you in the slippery world of oils as beauty aids. 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
Worms of change
Sushmita Malaviya

I
n Kothapally village (Rangareddy district, Andhra Pradesh), Laxmamma and Venkatamma show you around their new project with pride. In several covered pits in a shed outside Laxmammaís house is their new vocation-vermicomposting.

Pretty woman
Lata Khubchandani
A
s she talks with her usual zest, you realise that Preity Zinta's outstanding quality is her enthusiasm for everything she does. In between shots with Salman Khan on the sets of Dilne Jise Apna Kah, the heroine of Karan Joharís forthcoming release Kal Ho Na Ho talks of her co-stars, motherhood and more.

 

COLUMNS

NATURE: Gorilla warfare
Nutan Shukla

ULTA-PULTA: The businessman of the decade
Jaspal Bhatti

DREAM THEME: Dreaming of crocodiles
Vinaya K. Manhas

LESSONS FROM LIFE: The real power

TRAVEL: Welcome to Hollywood terrain!
Nirmal Datta

LIFE TIES: Living life adventurously
Taru Bahl

TELEVISION: Re-vamping priorities
Mukesh Khosla

HOLLYWOOD HUES: Mistaken identity

HOME
BOOKS

Originating from a controversy
Surjit Hans
Discovering the Sikhs: Autobiography of a Historian
by W .H. McLeod. Permanent Black, Delhi. Rs 550. Pages 245.

An ocean of opportunities
Madan Mohan Puri
Regional Cooperation in Indian Ocean: Trends and Perspectives
edited by P.V. Rao. South Asian Publishers, New Delhi. Rs 450. Pages 306.

A world gone haywire in the mid-19th century
Jaswant Kaur

The Food of the Gods
by H.G. Wells.
Rupa, New Delhi. Rs 150. Pages 299.

How fish climbed mountains
Peeyush Agnihotri
The Seashell on the Mountaintop
by Alan Cutler. Heinemann, London. £ 9. Pages 228.

Punjabi Literature
Punjab through times and tests
Jaspal Singh

Jahanaraís tale well told
Darshan Singh Maini

Jahanara
by Lyane Guillaume Translated by Uma Narayanan & Prema Seetharam. East-West Books, Madurai.
Rs 295. Pages 299.

Viable framework for peace in Kashmir
Ashutosh Kumar

Kashmir: Roots of Conflict, Paths to Peace.
by Sumantra Bose. Vistaar Publications, New Delhi.
Rs 295. Pages 307.

Stale ideas recycled
Kamaldeep Kaur Toor

Orienting India: European Knowledge Formation in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
by Vasudha Dalmia.
Three Essays Collective, Delhi. Rs 100. Pages 81.

Writeview
Dealing with depression and difficult people 
Randeep Wadehra

Managing Difficult People
by Karen Mannering. UBSPD, New Delhi.
Pages 127. Rs 125.