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Inside Akbar's Taj Mahal...
Akbar Khan's research of 12 years is ready to bear fruit as he wraps up the final shots of his forthcoming magnum opus, "Taj Mahal", at Nagore Fort in Jodhpur. RANA A. SIDDIQUI visits the sets where Moghul grandeur is matched by cellulo id dreams... .
Down Memory Lane

Mystic conversations at Delhi shrine
THOSE SWAYING in rhythm with the qawwali being sung at the shrine of Hare Bhare Sahib in Delhi - for that matter any other shrine - are perhaps not aware that they are being willy-nilly attracted towards Sufism, which is a branch of ...

Splendour in the sun
SUN AND beauty don't share an amiable relationship. When one is at it's glory, the other has to take a walk. As these days the former is reigning supreme, it's time beauty looked for methods to survive the solar onslaught. "With the change in ...

A great western experience
IMAGINE A grand edifice with a fancy restrobar, fine rooms, three banquet halls and provisions for a rooftop restaurant, a health club with sauna, beauty parlour and a gift shop. Above all, a warm ambience. The new Grand Westend Hotel at Vikas ...
Elegance in summer dressing
WITH THE mercury soaring, Delhiites are heading for exciting holiday destinations. Bearing this in mind, designers have come up with summer collections, with the intention of giving a mood that is happy, freaky and funny. Inspiration has been ...

A neighbour's delight...
HE HAS been the recipient of brickbats by the women of India for abandoning his wife in favour of another woman. Yet he cherishes this applause. Rahul Bhatt, the protagonist-cum-antagonist Sameer from the tele-serial "Heena", idolises the tube ...
No joking, this is funny business!
When Jaspal Bhatti comes, smiles and chuckles can't be far behind. Yet life is serious for this engineer-turned showman who knows that the dividing line between being a stock of laughs and a laughing stock is dangerously thin, finds ANJANA RAJA N... .

Something nice in the neighbourhood
MAKING COMEDY is no joke. The proof comes home in this delightfully irreverent comedy that tickles you almost all the way through. If humour is serious business, director Tharunkumar makes a serious effort at it and for the most part, ...

Chords & Notes
IN THIS collection that includes Pandit Jasraj's trademark renderings on Krishna themes, Side A is dominated by "Om Namo Bhagwate Vasudevaya" - the many names of Krishna. The other side begins with a slow and leisurely Surdas bhajan, "Rani ...

Shop and fly...
ROLL ON, lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer vacations and reasons to shop till you drop. Ebony, the shoppers' paradise at South Extension is celebrating a big summer bonanza till June 30. The crowd puller is the `Ebony Se Australia Tak' scheme. ...

Summer time, holiday time
THE OBEROI Hotels and Resorts announces `Himalayan Vacation' and `Unforgettable Experiences', summer packages at the Group's luxury resorts located across the country. Cecil, the Group's luxury resort in Shimla offers a `Himalayan Vacation'. It ...

Inspiration unleashed
IF A mathematician were to work out an equation between talent and creativity on the left hand side and the possibility of success on the right hand side, the result would be infinity. As formulae are subject to conditions, this one fits ...

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