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FEAR... beyond musical boundaries
There is more to Sandeep Chowta than "Mast" tunes. He is now directing a film with Tabu in the lead. Want to know about the man ready with more music? Read on with RANA SIDDIQUI.
Down Memory Lane

Delhi's age-old Xmas connection
`BARADIN AIYA lal patti Laya' - that's what Xmas is like in Delhi with its blooming chrysanthemums and marigolds. The first is named after Christ and the second after Mary - or at least this is what the belief is here and elsewhere. White ...

Healthy and smiling in the desert
HEALTH, THEY say, is the state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you can be bailed out of the worst of situations. And here, they promise to introduce you to a tranquil world: not through lessons of spirituality but through health, the natural ...

And the winners are...
NOT SO long ago, buying a car used to be like building a house. All your life you plan for your dream house and as financial circumstances would have it in most cases, you succeed wee bit ahead of your retirement day. The same used to be true ...

Catwalk talk
`EVERYONE LOVES fashion.' This was the reasoning offered by Morna Nance, Acting Director, British Council, with regard to the first Fashion Communicator's Workshop, organised by the British Council this past week. Citing "a common fascination ...

Summer of `42 no more
Gone is the mint fresh beauty of "1942 - A Love Story". The beloved of "Bombay" is just a memory. Today, Manisha Koirala makes headlines for all the wrong reasons - "Escape from Taliban", "Ek Chhotisi Love Story" and the like. Is "Paisa Vasool" worth betting your last penny on, wonders ANUJ KUMAR.

The week of laughter
THIS IS a week of irrepressible laughter. There is "Brother Bear" which makes you warm up to the fare in its own sweet way. There is "Fun2shh" trying to prove that Indian audiences can laugh without innuendos. And there is "Munna Bhai ...

Theatre at home
WITH TRADITIONAL cinema halls giving way to multiplexes people might be wondering where have all the cinema halls gone? Well, they are quietly preparing to sneak into our homes. The launch of an array of complete home theatre solutions by Hitachi ...

Chords & Notes
IT IS tough to believe that a film produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra has songs that are not melodious. There had been a lot of "internal debate" on its music as Veer Chopra, Vidhu's brother reveals. But the film, based on a gangster-turned doctor ...
Eating Out

Feast for the senses
An experimental bent combined with fine dining makes for a fiery cocktail at Fire & Agni. SUMITRA SENAPATY checks out.

The self, unlimited
Ashish Vidyarthi, to be seen on the silver screen in "LOC Kargil" releasing this week, has just launched an acting course in the Capital. ANJANA RAJAN speaks to the seasoned actor, who feels acting is a process of discovering the limitless self.
Patient dude
`I AM here to stay and shall reach the top.' Anuj Sawhney's confidence borders on arrogance, but when this Management graduate from the U.S. explains his reel career as a business matrix, you just can't ignore him. "I have followed a step by step ...
From Meerut with love and longing
MEERUT CITY is known for many things: Mangal Pandey and the Mutiny of 1857, gazak and revaries (sweets), cricket bats, sports gear and communal violence. But one thing that it is not so far known for is its potential in the field of music. Set to ...
Yash Chopra awarded
IN RECOGNITION of his service to the film industry, producer-director Yash Chopra was awarded the Teacher's 2003 Outstanding Achievement Award at a glittering function held in Mumbai recently. Allied Domecq, keeping in view the need to ...

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