WORLD Elders Day came and went as a feeble reminder that even though India as a whole is getting younger, senior citizens are growing rapidly in absolute numbers. Yet others, such as the ever-elegant 77-year-old Lalita Ubhayaker, are busy knitting safety nets for their less fortunate peers. Ashvasan Foundation, set up more than a decade […]
A few signs are showing that women are coming into their own in Indian cinema…. not very radically so, but at least differently from men. Hopefully, in a larger context, film festivals and discussions like the one presented by Vimochana, have their own role to play in fostering a climate for this social transformation.
Mo s t viewers of the Box are totally in the dark as to what goes into a programme. A peek behind the scenes reveals an astonishing sight—mismanagement, innovation, confusion and even flashes of genius. We chose ‘Parikrama’ as our prototype programme because of its popularity. (60 per cent of the audience watches ‘Parikrama’ regularly, […]
The Indian Space Research Organisation has begun to transfer advanced technology to the commercial sector. t is a high-profile, hi-tech organisation packed with some of the finest scientific and technical minds in the country. In keeping with its glamorous profile, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has a generous budget (Rs 300 crores in 1987). […]