Monthly August 2012 Vol 33 Issue 8

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A MaXposure Media Group Publication

Egyptian euphoria by Hind-rocker Palash


Tom Alter’s crowning moment Destress with Flute Therapy

SPoT The

brushstrokes from s.h. raza and other modern indian artists


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kZ Jh—‘. – Priyanka. Burnt out boardroomers. She brought rain-drenched Mumbai Photo courtesy: Tutu – Saurabh Shekhar. nks vfr nq[kn ?kVuk. Hollywood spaces.d xkao ds isVM gosfy. Eat Pray Love. Big brand. In fitness. Racing mind. 44 July 2012 www. Mickey Mouse. Don’t we all want our castles in the sky? India @65. The pictures. Good to have articles from writers with such credibility in the magazine. your main cover looks brilliant. Peacock motifs.aA Photo: Jyoti Kapoor FEEdback SPECIAL FEATURE I london olympics LetteR of the moNth Olympian task The story on London Olympics is a great one. Never mind. Hot spots. The story was fascinating. Mumbai 4 August 2012 www. especially the stamp collection. Make way.d vksj viuh :ekuh vnkvkas ls eksg ysus okys] vkSj nwljh vksj viuh xaHkhj Hkwfedkvkas ls x+exhu dj nsus okys jkts”k [kUuk dk gels fcNqMuk( muls + dqN fnukas igys gh Hkkjrh. Olympics city. “kSyh eaA Lora= ns”k s ds dbZ lius] gekjs--.k] ge lHkh ds fy.k vkSj mYykl dk feyktqyk jaxA [kkuiku ij Hkh bldk vlj] fiT-tk vkSj ekWdVsYl ijA .gka i. flusek ds igys ekpks eSu] fo”o eap ij gekjh “kku] ge lHkh ds nqykjs NksVs ijns ds guqeku] nkjk flag dk tkuk( bu nksukas egku dykdkjkas dks gekjh J)katfyA exj le. Some say it with flavours.airindiamagazine. The Orbit Tower gifted by two famous Indians is truly a masterpiece. Location scout. Bangkok Good Writers impressed by Ben Coes’ Paris. London GOLD Come July 27. I was travelling long distance. Rise of another superhero. Some say with the mouse. Chhota Bheem. Expressions. The Dark Knight Rises. His fascination for the place is understandable given that it is undoubtedly a paradise on earth. Orchha in MP. It is interesting to read a story from a famous name like her who knows how to convince her readers with her craft.d ckWyhoqM ds lqijLVkj] . And Dara.ksgkjkas Zs vkSj vk. Stereoscopic. Krishna and Kans. anyone? Some say it with the .d fuf”kjkt c:vk laiknd India @ 65.a] . Some say with films.Editor’s lEttEr Nishiraj A. Worldwide release. a new SUV.vkids---A lc fey dj bl bl vk. writes Sandeep Nakai MuMbai Monsoon Shobhaa De is absolutely fabulous with her monsoon story.a( . A superstar. French made. Free nation.kstu dks lQy cuk.a] —‘. – Gunjan Pant.d vkSj uUgk lk Hkhe] NksVk Hkhe tks cPpkas esa cgqr yksdfiz. Tagore. Hotels on a holiday. Baruah Editor (Nishiraj@Maxposure.d izrhd + gS lHkh dykvkas ds lkFk&lkFk Jh—‘. the Olympic Games in London will feature an Indian contingent that reflects our soaring Olympic aspirations.airindiamagazine.kstukas dk eghukA Lora= Hkkjr ds 65 lky] HkkoukRed {k.k dk tUefnu] tUek’Veh dk meax ftldh /kwe dbZ fnukas rd jgrh gSA uhy o. gS] NksVs ijns ij vkSj cMs+ ijns ij HkhA gekjs . – Supriya Dhillon. Some say with fashion. Birth of a blue God. Indie power bands. pgyigy ls Hkjiwj vkt ogka lUukVk gSA t+k. Ice Age 4. Jodhpur in Rajasthan. Plus.ZVu ds lSdM+ksa [kwclwjr LFky] bl ekg vksjNk] jktLFkku] mRrjk[kaM vkSj eukyhA “ks[kkoVh ds ikl . The lady has a way with words and we can feel the magic in her creation. A wrestling legend. The concept has been very well designed. a Hind rocker’s Egypt. flute Yoga. Kaka. listening? And desi tadka. but the flight looked like a short one because I was totally immersed in the magazine. That in Ohio. Slumdog effect. Animated. Makes us very proud indeed. Tiranga idli. And death. Ghost town now. And Indian faces. an action hero. Not your aunt’s vfHkO. Rich once.k ls izfjr s QS”ku ij Hkh x+kj Qjekb. Also.ka] tc a sa izLrj gh dSuokl gks tk.fDr dykvkas eas Hkh( VSxksj vkSj jt+k dk dyk lalkjA fMft+Vy [okc cquus okysA Hkxoku —‘. Desi locations. vxLr eghuk] eksgd _rq] ioka&R. Deaths. Slow it down. In travel. Canvas is stone. dh xfr Fkerh ugha] . Pocket rocket. Also.ds ds lkFk eLrh] eaxyksfj. Risotto with makhni sauce. is interesting. New Delhi WoW KashMir Its interesting to read how ace fashion designer Rohit Bal delves into the nuances of what he loves about Kashmir. Raza.kbZ elkykA ckr fQVusl dh] Hkkjrh.A S ckWyhoqM D. An Anglo Indian’s crowning moment.k ls tqMh gj oLrq . Digital dream weavers. Next shooting: Alsisar? Painted havelis. Squids in a Mangalorean masala.k ls izHkkfor vkSj izfjr gSa Hkkjr dh s lHkh dyk. please. Indian market. a romantic icon.


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They are eco friendly SuRe ShoRtS 10 HOT AND HAPPENING Travel news. dSls vki fe”ku vkdZfVd [kqn iwjk dj ldrs gSa 60 NATIONAL TREASURE National Library is the knowledge hub of the country 117 VIBRANT GUJARAT The global business hub 118 Ekfgykvksa ds m|e dk Lkkou ps’Vk ds ek/.contEnts navigator ReGuLARS 3 4 CMD’s letter Editor’s letter & Feedback 98 94 SOUND FX Sights and sounds of Alsisar in Shekhwati region.k QS”ku fMt+kbuj Hkh izHkkfor gSa Hkxoku —‘. SPeCiAL feAtuRe 36 I DAY IMPRESSIONS Artists pay tribute to the nation PoP PouRRi 100 WHAT'S IN A NAME A lot if you happen to be called Rajesh Khanna as this tour professional discovers 102 STARRING INDIA Hollywood comes to India to shoot its big banner films 106 DHOLAKPUR'S DEADLY DUDE What makes Chhota Bheem a superhero? What makes him a kid's favourite? 109 TAROTSCOPE What does your card indicate? oPeN houSe 42 FLUTE FOR THOUGHT Destress with Flute therapy DESI TADKA IN LONDON Eating Indian food in the Olympics city can be trendy A MIGHTY HEART Two Bollywood personalities fondly remember Dara Singh 48 . festivals. 52 iN foCuS 54 BIOTECH INNOVATION BIRAC nurtures and promotes research in biotechnology ENERGY FOREVER Renewable energy from IREDA 110 114 eksgd eukyh gj ekSle d¢ fy.k vÝhdh ysf[kdk uknhe xkWfMZej dh dgkuh dk vuqokn 88 122 ifj/kkukas esa gjs —”.in . food.e ls efgykvkas us lekt eas viuh lqn`<+ fLFkfr dh vksj ladsr fd. eukyh 56 vki Hkh fe’ku vkdZfVd ij tkfu.k 67 Behind The Scenes Entertainment Guide AI Schedule Route Map: Domestic Route Map: Middle-East Route Map: International Fleet 12 126 132 138 140 141 143 footPRiNtS 72 EGYPTIAN EUPHORIA Palash Sen goes to Egypt HOME TRUTH Tom Alter's crowning moment in Ohio. U. etc.S J)katfy nf{k.k ls 8 August 2012 www. Rajasthan WOOD STOCK Pick your Channapatna toy.


in fact. Besides. and what have you! August is fuelled up with enough festivals and events to keep you going for the entire month he Olympics are on. Ozora Festival in Hungary and Nottinghill Carnival in London. yes. tomatoes. This is also a month that celebrates the bond between brothers and sisters in the form of Rakshabandhan. August is. This is the month when T we celebrate India’s 65th year of Independence.airindiamagazine.surE shorts i events 1 . but that doesn’t take away the festive spirit of the other festivals and events. more so if you are in India. we have a host of other festivals such as Krishna Janmashtami and the Onam festival in Kerala. the beginning of a festive season. there is mud Olympics in Germany. Elsewhere in the world. balloons. Else. horses. tricolours. you can join the Welsh in bog snorkelling! 10 August 2012 www.

a hot-air balloon festival. attracts up to half a million visitors to the lovely rolling parkland of the Ashton Court Estate in the West 4 AugusT 1o Krishna Janmashtami that marks the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated throughout 3 AugusT 9-12 Raas Rang 3rd World flute festival. Visit: Dublinhorseshow. Visit: BristolBalloonFiesta. becomes a riot of colours as people take to the streets to pelt one another with over-ripe tomatoes Visit: vxLr 2012 11 . Watch the musical greats in action. Visit: Krishna. Visit: 2 AugusT 29 The La Tomatina Festival. to be held at the Lotus Temple in New Delhi.2 3 4 5 6 1 AugusT 10-23 Held at Pesaro in Italy. co.airindiamagazine. Highlights of the free event are the mass ascent of 120-balloons at dawn and dusk. the Pesaro opera festival is dedicated to its son Giacomo Rossini. Dublin Horse Show. From show horses to show jumpers. held in Buñol. Visit: KrishnaPrerna. is a celebration of Ireland’s enduring relationship with the horse. com/how-celebratejanmashtami 5 AugusT 15-19 A highlight of the Irish summer. and of the work of his contemporaries. the event attracts hordes of tourists. It was set up in 1980 to raise global awareness of some of the lesser known of his 35 or so operas. held at the RDS Complex in Dublin. will see performances by world renowned flute artists from around the world. a town close to Valencia on the east coast of 6 AugusT 9-12 Bristol Balloon Fiesta.

In Kochi / Out Trivandrum – covering entire Kerala In Kochi / Out Madurai – covering entire southern itineraries. We have reintroduced the Hyderabad – Kolkata flight and also introduced a Delhi. Air India is now operating 17 daily flights connecting the Capital of India-Delhi to the financial capital of India-Mumbai. Over 100 tourist.bEhind thE scEnEs ready fOr take off Offers and discounts to make flying happier air iNdia holidays Nobody covers India like Air India and nobody offers holidays like Air India Holidays. This facility is available on all days of the week from 0930 hrs to 1830 hrs for passengers with hand baggage only. Air India has added Dhaula Kuan Station for City Check-In up to oneand-a-half-hours of scheduled departure of the flight. Some examples are: In Jammu Out Srinagar & Leh (during season) In Chandigarh – Shimla Manali / Out Kulu In / Out Delhi for Golden Triangle In Jaipur / Out Jodhpur or Udaipur covering entire Rajasthan circuit. Packages are offered to suit all category of travellers–there are economy hotels as well as Superior category hotels offered in each destination. There are simple city-based packages to complex multi-city multidestination itineraries from two nights to 10 nights. 7 days a week are as follows: India-1800 111 TAJ (1800 111 825. Air India already has City Check-In facility for checked in baggage at New Delhi and Shivaji Stadium stations. The scheme is valid till September 30. for passengers travelling on its domestic sectors. 2012. A new sector–Visakhapatnam. taj Gateway Air India passengers. Kalimpong and entire Sikkim In / Out Guwahati covering Assam. We now have two additional flights per week on the Thiruvananthapuram–KochiDammam and Kozhikode–Dammam routes. Bangalore and Ahmedabad call 6601 11825 without the STD code. business and religious cities. can now avail of 20% discount. conditions may apply as per high season. In / Out Bangalore – including Mysore Ooty In / Out Bagdogra – covering .airindiamagazine. on production of their original Air India boarding cards. are covered in the packages canvas. Konarak and other parts of Odisha.subject to availability at the time of check-in.MTNL/BSNL users only). Alternate network users call 91-22-66011825. on specific stations/ hotels/ resorts. At present ‘Air India Holidays’ offers over 209 domestic packages across 21 Domestic destinations. However.Visakhapatnam direct flight. Toll free Reservation-accessible 24 hrs. complimentary breakfast and upgrade to the next room category. However. New Delhi. Users from New Delhi. New city check-iN facilities Air India has introduced City Check-In facility at its main reservation office at Safdarjung Airport. 12 August 2012 www. the schedule departure of the flight should be within the next 24 hours of the check in. Handpicked destination experts from each destination operate the packages. Hyderabad. The flight is now operating on Visakhapatnam-Hyderabad-Dubai sector. Goa Packages and combination packages with Goa and Kerala or Goa and Karnataka fly more In the Summer Schedule for 2012. Packages are available in all classes of tickets and higher class tickets are offered with substantial discounts for packages. Air India is operating flights between Delhi and Singapore with the B-777 aircraft. has been added on the existing route of Hyderabad– Dubai. at Taj Gateway Hotels and Resorts. Shillong and other North East destinations Exotic destinations such as Andamans and Lakshadweep Extensive coverage of destinations in Madhya Pradesh In / Out Bhubaneswar – covering Puri. We have also introduced a direct link between Delhi and Bahrain. on the international front.


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Taxi turns into a hotel room for Olympics; husbands carry their wives; and for God’s sake, a Scottish kilt is not a skirt...

FLoatinG resort For Future
Is it a yacht? Is it a submarine? Is it a hotel? It’s all three, mixed to make a Solar Floating Resort, the futuristic new concept designed by a London designer, that will see travellers enjoy a unique experience at sea. Equipped with an underwater observation lair and “habitation” section, the floating resort can accommodate up to six people. For those travellers who still want to explore the surrounding ocean there are submarine like capsules of thick glass to travel around in under the sea. The resort generates its own energy.

WiFe-CarryinG ChaMPionshiP
Couples from across the globe went head-to-head at last month’s annual Wife Carrying World Championships in the Finnish outpost of Sonkajarvi, Finland. With 8000 spectators watching, contestants navigated their way through neck-deep pools of water and obstacle-filled sand pits. The first competition was held in 1992.

taxi turns into hoteL rooM
An enterprising London taxi driver is cashing in on the Olympics by turning his black cab into overnight accommodation. David Weekes has turned his fully-functioning Hackney carriage into a hotel for one, available to rent for £50 a night. It has been kitted with mattress, pillow and duvet, a bedside lamp and a fridge.

beWare oF sCottish CustoMs
A Japanese guide book published by Edinburgh-based Luath Press to prepare Japanese tourists for their visit to Scotland advises them to avoid “men in green or blue football tops”, and under no circumstances should they refer to a kilt as a “skirt” or describe the locals as “English”. The guide also suggests that levels of service may not be very high.
Illustrations: Animesh Debnath


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specially commissioned for Air India magazine 36 August 2012 www. Raza and other modern Indian artists as we mark India’s 65th birthday DESI BEATS: India 2012 by artist duo Thukral and Tagra.spEcial FEaturE i independence day i day impressions Brushstrokes from .airindiamagazine.

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He was also quick to respond to the environment around him .4265519. Director. You also have M. Raza’s works are a result of his own anchored identity. the South Indian restaurant chain. for example. Called Punaraagman. Luckily for us. the priciest artist of the country. Gurgaon (Ph: 0124. After six decades of living in France. 38 August 2012 www. This chromolithograph pasted on paper was by Abanindranath Tagore.airindiamagazine.) and Delhi (Ph: 41510829). the artist who had spearheaded the revivalist Bengal School based on nationalism. You have. Also. Here you have a lovely painting from our grand old artist S. The orange colour is from their signature gunpowder. Courtesy: Art Value 2 INDIA RISING: Satish Gujral.and daughters . In fact. the cover image is from Raza’s first solo exhibition since his return to India in 2011.notably the Kargil excursion and betrayal in India. it makes it easier for us to choose images when August rolls around. Cut to 2012. 01204564600). After all. his painting says. Courtesy: Satish Gujral Studio i FOOD sALuTE Tri-coloured utthapams (`99) and idlis (`99) from Vaango. it behoves them to pay tribute to the land where they honed their craft. the green comes from spinach. Raza. take a look at Satish Gujral’s work.spEcial FEaturE i independence day 1 he portfolios of many of our artists owe a great debt to our tricolour. shapes and symbols) that transverses national and cultural boundaries. which is visible in his works even T today. the desire to pay tribute to the motherland is as old as India itself. bullish about everything. The artwork 2 1 MASKED: Acrylic on canvas by Sanjeet Mahalik (2012). “He maintained an intense bond with the forests. the iconic Mother India that came to represent the spirit of impending freedom. rivers and parched earth of India. The musical instrument represents harmony. Vaango outlets are located in Noida (Ph: 09582560500). India is like a rising bull. The vehicle represents dynamism and a path to progress. Raza returned to India as though he were never away and the works show his close emotional ties with India. Ghaziabad (Ph. Husain whose renditions of Gandhi are iconic. happy vibes and positivity. And that’s where Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra (or T&T) enter the picture. In fact.H.” says Parul Vadehra. adorning the cover of Air India Magazine this time. as an Indian painter with a language (of .of the soil. The digital era has brought its own share of new age artists who paint with a mouse. Vadehra Art Gallery that stocks his works. by virtue of being sons . vxLr 2012 39 .

How has this paranoia come about? Similarly. All else in the image . now the hottest Indian artists in the international art scene. Courtesy: Delhi Art Gallery 2 on the previous page. Blue Curacao. Courtesy: Delhi Art Gallery 2 HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS: Punaraagman by S. videos and music. Artists through the ages have painted the idea of India in various shades 3 1 1 REACTION: M. try this drink at Fortune Select Excalibur.signify a celebration. Served in a Pilsner glass and garnished with orange slice and cherry. the pigeons fed by morning walkers in parks. with a pop sensibility. once a picnic spots. Sanjeet Mahalik in i TIrAnGA MOCkTAIL This fruity drink consists of lychee juice. questions: Is India really celebrating her Independence? The Tricolour mask is what we have created of our country hiding Gandhi and his principles behind. especially created for your magazine. but chased away by German Shepherds.drum beats and bright lights . as we celebrate another milestone in our .H.” Lots to think about.” say Thukral and Tagra But then some are skeptical. freshly squeezed orange juice. Gurgaon. Courtesy: Vadehra Art Gallery 3 AT LAST WE ARE FREE: Abanindranath Tagore’s Mother India. is by them. The balconies with clotheslines. 40 August 2012 www. And leaves us with the power to dream. an acrylic on canvas.airindiamagazine. The symbols of our nation such as the India Gate. alienation. “Don’t we all want our own castles in the sky? That’s India in 2012. Husain.F. work in a wide variety of media: Graphics. sweet-sour mix and ginger crush. terrorism that have come to define our age. Raza. his latest work. Who better to take a cue from than our foremost visual artists? Jai Hind. then. The duo. Artist Veer Munshi in his oil on canvas titled Guarding the Nation talks about insurgency. So what’s there image talking about? It captures the very essence of being Indian.spEcial FEaturE i independence day The desire to pay tribute to the motherland is as old as India itself. have become vulnerable and are today guarded 24/7.


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Baruah ere is one more innovation from the world of wellness and this one is called Flute Therapy. except that it had three biggies involved: Colorado based internationally acclaimed flautist Nawang Khechog who is also a Grammy award nominee. We live in a world of fast cars and faster music. That is a state of mind when many take the help of sleeping pills www. as well as in kindergarten schools to calm aggressive children. But then. “Our mind is bombarded with millions of thoughts.” He should know because Khechog’s divine music has often been used in hospices (where terminally ill patients spend their last few days) in Australia and the U. love flUte fOr H for all humanity and all species. would not have taken notice.” says Khechog who counts Richard Gere among his biggest fans. adds Khechog. It is forever racing. and never restful. CEOs and the media. as journalists. We. The soul-stirring sound of flute comes out of a deep spiritual existence. it can be any instrument played with soul. CII. the session organised by Krishna Prerna Foundation drew in a number of industrialists.” says Arun Budhiraja. The vibrations work to bring in harmony and keep you at peace. and Mohan Tewani. has a deep connection with your heart and soul because “you play with your breath which comes from within vxLr 2012 43 . boredom. We suffer from information overload. But flute. So what exactly is Bansiyog? “It is a Deep Relaxation Technique (DRT) that combines the principles of yoga with therapeutic qualities of the flute to create a module to harness energy and develop focus. “My understanding of this particular therapy is that you utilise the flute as an instrument to build spiritual values. the first registrar of S-VYASA Yoga University.” Mohanji goes on to talk about the states of our mind: Tamas is when you are lethargic and your feelings and energy are suppressed. anxiety. flute therapy can work in our normal lives as well. It helps to de-stress and enhance productivity. the promoter of the event. It has the power to heal. says Nishiraj A. And Rajas is about fear. Bangalore. Conducted at the CII headquarters in New Delhi. compassion. fast and furious.S. popularly known as Mohanji. We use the energy and power of the flute to explore your soul and calm you down. anger. the apex body of Indian industries. Says Tewani.tHougHt How to handle the mind and slow it down? Flute therapy may be the answer. Flute and Yoga can combine to slow your mind. A Delhi-based cultural organisation which seeks to “conserve the tangible and intangible heritage and culture of India” has recently conducted a workshop called Bansiyog demonstrating the healing power of flute and yoga combine. Of course.airindiamagazine.

free yourself from all bondages and loosen the calf muscles. “leading to road rage. is also a very divine instrument played by Lord Krishna to woo women. in the Indian context. in the U.. in Delhi Recommended music for yoga: Tranquil Flute Compositions inspired by the Tibetan Dream Journey of Universal Compassion and tranquilisers. Even if it doesn’t heal. back aches and other psychometric ailments. trained by the Dalai Lama on Buddhist philosophy and meditation. it didn’t come as a surprise that some actually fell asleep. Director.opEn housE i wellness Khechog’s flute recitals are often used in hospices and kindergarten schools to calm patients and students BREATHE & BLOW: Flute therapy is the exact opposite of high energy aerobics that come with up-tempo music and vigorous body moves i sOuL sTIrrInG Catch Nawang Khechog in action in Raas Rang 3rd World Flute Festival from August 9 to August 12. At the session.airindiamagazine. Photo courtesy: MusicsWallPaper. At the end of the 55 minute session. In fact. “One session is not enough for me to turn me into a flute yogi. sometimes barely audible. Says Khechog. You can experience tremendous bliss. but this is the best flute I have ever heard in my life!” Encouraged by the responses.” The soft and lilting sounds of Khechog’s flute played in the backdrop. Said Shefali Chaturvedi.” he says. toes and fingers and enter a world of dark blue ocean. now plans to conduct such sessions more often. especially coming as it does from someone who has been a monk for 11 years. tranquilisers sell more than any other drugs. temple muscles. the deep slow hypnotic voice of Mohanji urged one to “take off your watches and glasses.” Interestingly. “Flute is hollow from inside.” says Mohanji. 44 August 2012 www. animals and nature in Mathura and Vrindavan. who was one of the participants. We don’t get our eight hours of sleep and even if we do. it’s disturbed.S. flute therapy is the exact opposite of high energy aerobics with up-tempo music and vigorous body moves. “Today 90% of the diseases are a result of stress. sometimes hitting a high note. It has no ego and thus helps you clean your ego as well. “Sometimes you need this kind of exercise to wake people out of their lethargy. Manufacturing. the promoter. and lived as a hermit in the Himalayan foothills for several years. Budhiraja.” We . especially for corporate houses (where stress levels are high) as well as in schools. it has the power to clean your ego. Flute. mesmerising everyone present. CII.




eating desi in the Olympics city can be quite a trendy experience. “doing an Indian” by way of a meal is a fascinating experience for anyone interested in the complex. eating Indian food in London can be quite a trendy experience too. in fact. chaotic and colourful culture of this country. Indian cuisine(s) and its stature has changed dramatically today from what it used to be 20-30 years ago. However. made up of more than 40 per cent immigrants.opEn housE i flavours desi tadka in london With Indian cuisine getting a makeover. Pakistani and Bangladeshi styles of cooking promptly enough even though most of these restaurants go under the generic “curry” tag. Just like that mandatory voyage of discovery to India. A trip to Brick Lane. But with the advent of sophisticated restaurateurs and world-class chefs experimenting with ingredients and presentations. from the French gourmet’s to the Russian student’s to the Italian surgeon’s. I encountered quite a few fans of Indian . In London.airindiamagazine. of course. writes Anoothi Vishal n a recent visit to Europe. were almost on every list of personal favourites. Certainly 48 August 2012 www. rich lamb curries and dal. finding Indian food is never a problem. where eating o Indian food outside India invariably meant eating cheaply and robustly at one of the Bangladeshi curry houses. Gulab Jamun and garlic naan. unique in their style of cooking to the Subcontinent. can show you the difference between Indian. if you are travelling to the bustling metropolis.

healthier food. The offerings are light and contemporary as Indian food arrives tapas style in small grazing portions.airindiamagazine. as we know it today and which is flourishing even in Delhi and Mumbai at the moment thanks to the likes of Indian Accent (run by the fabulous chef Manish Mehrotra) and Vineet Bhatia’s Ziya in Mumbai. But if you are in London. The bustling city’s enviable food culture is founded almost predominantly on a mixing up of vxLr 2012 49 . sharing-portions meals that you may otherwise expect. Of course. was essentially concocted by Indian chefs working in London who aspired to serve up more gourmet offerings than just curry. In fact. Dhishoom (Upper St Martin’s Lane) This hot new entrant into the Indian dining scene has everyone in London talking at the moment. that’s almost a futile question to ask. why is it necessary to go down the “fusion” route? That’s a question many Indophiles ask. The menu comes paired with an excellent wine list. is essentially a London construct.1 1 & 2 DON’T ASK FOR CURRY: The staples of Indian cuisines are turned into haute offerings by playing around with ingredients and presentations 2 i sPICE TrAIL Chutney Mary (King’s Road) One of the first of the London Indian restaurants to turn the cuisine into the stylish entity that it is today. Contemporary Indian cuisine is a London construct as world class chefs transform the image of desi bites different from the family-style. it is a good idea not just to check out the balti places but also these trendy establishments some of which have won a Michelin Star for their efforts and have transformed the image of desi bites into trendier. contemporary Indian cuisine. many of which are woefully underexplored. purists often question the contemporarisation of Indian food as led by many of these restaurants. like I was in the run up to the Olympics recently. In London. For a country with such vibrant regional culinary traditions. where the staples of Indian cuisines are turned into haute offerings by playing around with ingredients and presentations. one of the best Indian chefs around in London. Tayyab’s (Brick Lane): This much-loved restaurant is the place to go for to-die-for lamb chops and keema mutter. Benaras (Mayfair) This Michelin-starred place is run by the wonderful Atul Kocchar. Amaya (Belgravia) The restaurant affords views of chefs cooking on the tandoor. The cuisine.

a wonderful mishmash of spicy. But even when it comes to street food.airindiamagazine. a Michelin-starred Indian restaurant in London migrant flavours. pegged as the world’s biggest restaurant festival. squids in a Mangalorean masala. I discovered that kitchen creativity indeed does not know any geographic or cultural boundaries. 50 August 2012 www. it is somehow appropriate to look at and laud such culinary experiments that bring the world closer together. At the event where 40 of London’s top restaurants and their chefs exhibited their food and talent. waterchestnut stuffed masala dosa. There can be no better way to experience the kick of the unknown with the comfort of the familiar. At the Taste of London.opEn housE i flavours There can be no better way to experience the kick of the unknown with the comfort of the familiar MELTING POT: A dish from Benaras. in the Olympic city is Asian-inspired Cuban food. Japanese wasabi and other umami laden ingredients are being incorporated into every swish menu. without the bite though . sweet and sour flavours. for instance. Cooking styles of different communities from the world over find creative new expressions here. or indeed risotto flavoured with makhni sauce are only following the same larger theme: Bringing global ingredients to recipes that are close to our hearts and palates.on the side! With the Big Games showcasing the best from around the world in a common sporting . And Indian restaurants in the megapolis that may be experimenting with concepts like Parmesan tokri chaat. One of the trendiest cuisines of the moment. you can see culinary experiments drawing on many food traditions: Ethiopian-inspired burgers sell briskly off food trucks and I tried another version of the Mac and Cheese that had an Indian pickle a red chilli pickle. some of the top trends pointed to unique ways in which disparate cultures and cuisines are coming together in this global melting pot. even traditional British ones with those hearty pies and scrumptious desserts.


print and electronic media are still buzzing with tales of the legend’s glorious life. A household name in India. the last being the blockbuster hit Jab We Met. Twitter and Facebook. is no more. Awara Abdulla. . Singh breathed his last following a cardiac arrest on July 12 in . Actor Akshay Kumar referred to him as “Hanuman for every kid. God of all wrestlers.opEn housE i tribute a mighty As Dara Singh passes away.he was simultaneously playing the actor in films.Dara Singh remained unbeaten in 500 professional fights and that included a celebrated victory over another wrestling icon King Kong in the U. C 52 August 2012 www. His old hits included King Kong.” Even as he went about his exploits . born as Deedar Singh Randhawa in a village in Punjab 84 years ago. this 6’ 2” tall giant who weighed 132 kg and had a chest measurement of 54 inches appeared in 121 Hindi feature films. Dara Singh. Ranked as the 10th-greatest heavyweight wrestler of all time by the British wrestling historian Charles Mascall and inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame. two Bollywood personalities tell Supriya Sinha about their association with the legendary wrestler whose exploits include defeating the iconic King Kong Heart all him our very own Superman (as Shah Rukh Khan puts it).airindiamagazine. his death was mourned nationwide by everyone and that includes our Prime Minister Manmohan Singh too.S. The first Action King of Bollywood.

Mumtaz.” signs off Ali. “After my marriage in 1974. Later. “We were shooting a sequence at the haveli of an old lady. Mumtaz owes her career to Singh because she believes it was his films that helped her get bigger banner films later. Imtiaz Ali. he would wake up early for his morning walk. “Although I had worked earlier as a child actress. She always considered Singh as her mentor who gave her the very first break and was very encouraging during her initial days. Dara Singh was the most punctual person on the sets. “She made me promise that I would get him to have sherbet with her. adding. I didn’t have much to do in these films as these were all about him.The Thief of Baghdad.” recalls Mumtaz. Rustom-E-Baghdad. His power to memorise the dialogues was amazing and one found him completely in sync with the scene once the camera rolled.” Ali says. “He would be friendly and jovial with the co-stars.airindiamagazine. and he was always very warm and gentle. “I was the only actress who agreed to work with him because no big hero of that time wanted to work with vxLr 2012 53 . “My role used to be very small. smiled and asked when he should report for the shoot.” Ali says. who was introduced opposite him in Faulad (1963). It was Daraji who taught me how to face the camera and also how to give your best shot. She wore a lovely saree that day and served him the drink. he was apprehensive. Ali also recalls an anecdote from the sets of Jab We Met. adding that his fans would wait anxiously for his next film. Interestingly. Ali directed Singh in the blockbuster film Jab We Met where he played Kareena Kapoor’s grandfather. The amazing thing about him was the way he could harness his power. I made it a point to visit him. However late he would go to sleep. etc. “He inspired everyone and was a great human being. King Kong. But he read the script. Dara continued to be very protective about Mumtaz even after she started working outside the country. I settled down in London but whenever I came to India. He had also starred with yesteryear actress Mumtaz in as many as sixteen films.” she says. also had worked very closely with Singh. “I was nervous that he would say no. “If you shook hands with him you knew he could easily pull your arm out” . “I was 15 when I started working in films with absolutely no idea about how the industry functioned. She calls his death the “greatest loss to Bollywood”. She was quite a terror.Imtiaz Ali GOD MAN: The role of Hanuman Dara played in the TV adaptations of Ramayan and Mahabharata earned him a huge following i Data D Dara Singh was the first sportsman to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha He started his wrestling career by participating in matches organised by the Indian princely states and in haats and melas Went to Singapore in 1947 and became the Champion of Malaysia His last tournament was held in Delhi in the presence of former PM Rajiv Gandhi www. maybe a couple of romantic scenes and some songs (laughs). The films that were offered to Dara Singh during those times were action films in which most of the big actresses refrained from working. “If you shook hands with him you knew he could easily pull your arm out but he knew his strength and was extremely gentle because of it. full of energy.” she says. the unit learnt that the old lady had a major crush on Dara Singh during her younger days.” she says. powerful and always enthusiastic about work. “I had heard stories of how he had vanquished foreign wrestlers and the legend of how he defeated the Australian wrestler. now based in London. this was my first break as a lead heroine.” adds Ali. When Ali initially approached Singh. who was very strong. I wanted to shoot in a room with antique furniture and she relented only when she found out that the film starred Dara Singh. Dara Singh The Ironman. Another personality from the film world. And it was only because of the ‘schoolgirl crush’ she agreed to rent out her haveli. Ali admits that he comes from a generation that hasn’t seen his wrestling career but knew about him from his mom. is one of Dara’s closest friends.” he adds.” Mumtaz remembers him as an extremely gentle person.” she adds. I cast him as the grandfather of my heroine in Jab We Met because I needed an imposing north Indian man she was scared of.” recalls Ali.

foster and enhance the strategic research and innovation 54 August 2012 www. Empowering and Enabling the Biotech Innovation Ecosystem iotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) a Section 25 ‘Not-forProfit Company’ of Government of India. BIRAC would like to position itself as an organisation nurturing and promoting innovation led research and will play an important role as a facilitator and not merely a service provider. which serves as a single window B for the emerging biotech industries. has been set up as Department of Biotechnology’s interface Focus i biotechnology piOneering biOtech innovation BIRAC is positioned as an organisation nurturing and promoting innovation led research and is all set to play an important role as a facilitator and not merely a service . registered under India Companies Act 1956. BIRAC aims to become a dynamic organisation. academicians.airindiamagazine. policy makers and industrialists. Vision “To Stimulate. applying unique methodologies for nurturing the high risk projects which hold potential for commercialisation. BIRAC is guided by an Independent Board of Directors comprising senior professionals.

promote academia – industry 55 . 2012 Cr s vxLr 2012 www.birac. • Create common service facilities in public and private sector to serve the needs of Website: www.Technology Mapping and Management • Technology Transfer.capabilities of the Indian biotech industry particularly SME’s. validationSmall Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI) • Partnership with industry for high risk discovery led innovation researchBiotechnology Industry Partnership Programme (BIPP) • Facilitating technology validation and developmentContract Research Scheme (CRS) • Empowering for Achieving Excellence • Create world class quality Incubation space (Bioincubators) for entrepreneurs and start-ups. international linkages and encourage techno entrepreneurship and enable creation and sustainability of viable bioenterprises. Email: • • Create Schemes that facilitate the acquisition or license of innovative technology and technology mapping for identifying patentable technology at national or international level. biraC Verticals BIRAC is as an organisation with three unique verticals• Fostering Innovation and Enterprise Building • Fostering Innovation • Knowledge. to make India globally competitive in biotech innovation and entrepreneurship. Create capacity in various fields required for successful Bio enterprises. Licensing and Acquisition • Provide enabling services for promoting the innovation ecosystem • Build Strategic Alliances.airindiamagazine.” Mission “Facilitate and mentor the generation and translation of innovative ideas into biotech products and services by the industry.” biraC strategies • Foster innovation and entrepreneurship in all places of research • Promote affordable innovation in key social sectors • Higher focus on startups & small and medium enterprises • Contribute through partners for capability enhancement • Encourage diffusion of innovation through partners • Enable commercialisation of discovery • Ensure global competitiveness of Indian enterprises. Announcements for upcoming Call for Proposals • Special Call on Priority Agriculture and Secondary Agriculture Areas under BIPP 1st August to 31st August 2012 • Second Call for Proposals under Contract Research and Services Scheme (CRS) 16th August to 01st October.National and International biraC support for taking discovery to product development Commercial scale-up Product development technology transfer application development application identifcation technology development Proof of Concept new ideas bi i PP biG r sbi incubation support how does biraC accomplish its Mission Ensuring Entitlements • Igniting new ideas.Biotech Ignition Grant Scheme (BIG) • Supporting early stage research for proof of concept. for creation of affordable products addressing the needs of the largest section of society.

as a dedicated financial Institution. it hand-holds projects associated with new and renewable energy technologies till commercialisation. Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) have been supporting the endeavors of IREDA. By showcasing success stories. wind. hydro and also for energy efficiency activities. thus encouraging them to finance such projects. resulting in abatement of over 5 million tons of CO2eq green house gases (GHG) on an annual basis. IREDA has played a seminal role in the commercialisation of renewable energy technologies in the country by providing innovative and customised financial services across the entire value chain. Government of India created the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) under the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE). IREDA has disbursed over US $1. multilateral and bilateral development agencies. Asian Development Bank (ADB). IREDA has always been at the forefront since 1987 IREDA has led the way in financing renewable energy projects by following a unique business model. wind. like the World Bank. Due to the quality of duediligence. wherein. French Development Agency AFD. leading to better viability of their ventures. Operational Areas • Wind • Hydro • Biomass Power • Cogeneration • Solar • Waste to Energy • Energy Efficiency • Bio Fuels/Alternate Fuels Schemes • Project Financing • Equipment Financing • Finance for Equipment Manufacturing Lending Terms • Loan . IREDA helps to reduce the risk perception of other lending agencies (commercial banks & financial institutions). IREDA has achieved a growth rate of over 30% CAGR in the last 5 years.airindiamagazine. the ease of transaction and the transparency being followed at IREDA. This has led to setting up of over 2500 MW of clean power generating capacity in the country. Towards supporting the renewable sector in the country. many of these international agencies are offering newer and larger lines of credit.50% onwards • Repayment . (see graphs) Due to its impeccable credentials and high brand equity. India is strategising to follow a low-carbon growth trajectory. Since its inception in 1987.Upto 10 Years New Initiatives • Securitisation against future receivables • Structured repayment • Loan syndication under Consortium/co-finance • Non-recourse financing 56 August 2012 www. During the last financial year (2011-12). cogeneration. To broad-base the funding of the sector. One of the important tools to meet this objective is harnessing cleaner forms of energy based upon renewable sources like Focus i renewable energy energy forever When it comes to supporting and financing India’s renewable energy projects. like solar.Upto 70% of Project Cost • Interest . hydro and biomass. German Development Agency KfW. In spite of a global economic slowdown. It has sourced about US $1 billion from these agencies. from manufacturing facilities to power generation projects. IREDA participates in joint financing of projects along with commercial banks and financial institutions This is having a multiplier effect as the participant institution feels confident to lend to this sector due to IREDA’s inherent strengths A s a responsible global citizen. biomass.75 billion to over 1500 projects using different technologies. its loan sanctions were `3406 cr and disbursements stood at `1854 cr. enabling availability of credit to the Indian project developers at competitive .

tariff offered by utility.airindiamagazine. IREDA has received global recognition and numerous accolades for its pioneering work in catalysing green financing in India. True to its role as a development institution. 2010-11 2011-12 3406 2008-09 4000 3000 2000 1000 0 Sanctions (` Cr) 3126 1824 1490 2009-10 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 What are the key parameters to be considered while financing RE projects? Both the project developer and the financier should ensure viability of the project. one has to look 200 150 100 50 0 PAT (` Cr) 120 What has been the role of private entrepreneurs in the development of the sector? I think India’s tall standing globally in terms of installed power generation capacity is largely on account of our spirited entrepreneurs. IREDA acts as a knowledge repository of the Indian renewable sector. This includes non-recourse and structured finance. which has become order of the day. EPC contractor.CHAIRMAN SPEAK in assessment of renewable energy projects. it has received the Water Globe Award. securitisation against future receivables. we have recently financed a project involving setting up of evacuation sub-stations and associated transmission lines. To name a few. utility etc. It may be noted that India has unequivocally committed towards reducing the emission intensity of its GDP by 20-25% of the 2005 level by 2020. Disbursements (` Cr) 1854 What are the key initiatives taken by IREDA to support the Indian renewable industry? IREDA has been the first-mover in terms of providing innovative and market friendly financial instruments to the project proponents.26717413. What is IREDA’s contribution to the development of renewable energy sector in India? IREDA has been instrumental in catalysing mainstream commercial banks & financial institutions towards financing of the renewable energy projects in India by showcasing several success stories. looking into the issues of power evacuation faced by wind farms in certain states. wind velocity etc. take-away financing from commercial banks. equipment supplier. Tel: +91 11 26717400 . resource availability (solar insolation. Bhikaiji Cama Place. Fax: +91 11 26717416. financing under Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) mechanism. expected power generation and credentials of stakeholders such as project developer. This can be ascertained by taking into account factors like vxLr 2012 57 . IREDA into the consistency in policy of that particular state where the project is proposed to be located. Over and above. Email: cmd@ireda.). August Kranti Bhawan. 2000 1500 1000 500 0 890 Why do you think renewable energy is important for India? Renewable energy supports our low-carbon growth strategy besides enhancing energy security of the country. from equipment manufacturing to project development to operation and maintenance. In fact. This further supports financing of large size renewable energy projects. The E&Y Renewables Country Attractiveness Index has ranked India as the 4th most attractive investment destination globally. It is undertaking capacity building of the stakeholder community and creating awareness about the Cleantech sector. New Delhi – 110 066. project cost. who have been present throughout the value chain of the renewable energy sector. the Indian Power Award and the Green Innovator 2011-12 www. 1224 771 Is the Indian renewable energy sector investor friendly? The Central Government and many of the State Governments have put in place several enabling policies and regulations which provide a conducive environment for the investor 172 73 56 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) 3rd Floor. Debashish Majumdar CMD. extending lines of credit to project developers and supporting FDI-based projects.

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the then Union Minister of Education. The National Library acts as a public library under the Ministry of Culture. • Collection of printed materials 60 August 2012 www. all Indian publishers publishing in any language are legally bound to deposit one copy of the publication with the library. In accordance with the Delivery of Books and Newspapers (Public Libraries) Act 1954. called Imperial Library. origin and evolution The National Library started its journey as the Calcutta Public Library in 1836. 1903 at Metcalfe Hall.airindiamagazine. The Belvedere House is an elegant building. This magnificent building has heritage status and is now under restoration by the Archaeological Survey of India. Kolkata. The Imperial Library. the library is designated to collect. and the collection was shifted from the Esplanade to the present Belvedere Estate. Maulana Abul Kalam Focus i heritage natiOnal treasure Think of any printed matter relating to India irrespective of language and you can find it in the National Library of India at Kolkata. namely. 1953. aims and objectives of the Library • Acquisition and conservation of all significant printed materials produced in the country to the exclusion of ephemera. and materials concerning India irrespective of language. Most of the divisions and sections are now housed in Bhasha Bhavan. The Governor General Lord Curzon merged the collections of the Calcutta Public Library with those of the Imperial Library. the Government of India changed the name of the Imperial Library to the National Library. with the enactment of the Imperial Library (Change of Name) . After Independence. opened the library to public on February 1. disseminate and conserve the printed materials of the country. It serves as a permanent repository of all reading and information materials produced in India. founded in 1891 by combining a number of Secretariat libraries. the oldest library and also the knowledge hub of the country Belvedere House do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. nationality of author and place of publication. was formally opened to the public on January 30. The new library. all printed materials authored by Indians. the sprawling building (40. Government of India. The Annexe Building is a nine-storey structure where some important divisions are located. The Library was accorded I a special status of an institution of national importance in the Article 62 in the 7th Schedule of the Union List in the Indian Constitution. I want cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. New Annexe and Conservation Laboratory. was lying unused because of limited access. 1948. It has been carrying a rich legacy and heritage of written and printed history of the country. Thus. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any” — Mahatma Gandhi The National Library is the biggest library in the country. Within the campus there are two more buildings. organise. There is a reading room exclusively for old newspapers in Esplanade. a specimen of architectural excellence and surrounded by lush green gardens in 33 acres area at Alipur.000 square metres) which was opened in 2004.

The Library has excellent collection of early English books and it is especially rich in the humanities. and in East Asian. British and Indian history and literature.DIRECTOR GENERAL SPEAK concerning the country wherever published and also acquisition of photographic record of such materials that are not available within the vxLr 2012 61 . Among modern documents the library has the Gandhi-Sapru correspondence. Latin. acquisition and conservation of manuscripts of national importance. journals. both general and specialised. the Jadunath Sarkar papers. we have books in classical Arabic. The collection ranges from the 18th century onwards.airindiamagazine. Provision of photocopying and reprographic services. maps. providing bibliographical and reprographic services. collection of printed materials including visual materials concerning the country wherever published. and a work of rhyme and prosody of which only three other copies are known to exist in the world. Acting as a referral centre purveying full and accurate knowledge of all sources of bibliographical activities. there are priceless printed books in the Asutosh Collection. How do children gain from the library? The Children’s Library on the ground floor is where children can read even without a membership. It has acquired personal collections from renowned scholars and eminent personalities such as Sir Asutosh Mukhopadhyay. The National Library is one of the few libraries in the country with a laboratory and with a Preservation Division. given the climate of the country and quality of materials. • • • Collection The Library has a rich collection of books published in almost all major Indian languages. a fine specimen of eastern ornamentation. Who are the key beneficiaries? The National Library is a public library and is open to all users free of charge. exhibitions and workshops relating to books and documents. manuscripts of Rabindranath Tagore and Saratchandra Chattopadhyay. published in Parma in 1481. manuscripts of • • • Prof. It has computers with Internet and also an aquarium. We also have cultural exchange programmes with 83 countries around the world. Swapan Chakravorty Director General. What are some of the exclusive materials in your possession? The National Library has palm-leaf manuscripts donated by Vaiyapuri Pillai. Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru. National Library Sarojini Naidu. researchers. Films are screened for schools in the library. The collection is full of rare books and perhaps the www. What are the languages you have material for? The National Library is a depository library with materials in all Indian languages including English. Planned acquisition of foreign materials required by the country. Persian. Vaiyapuri Pillai and many others. In addition. richly illuminated and written in fine Nastaliq. in modern European languages. valuable letters. in West Asian and in African languages. and Acting as the centre for international book exchange and international loan. although the lack of skilled man-power remains a constraint. in the form of books. What are the challenges in the process of preserving old documents? The main challenges are the state of decay many records are in. What is the oldest document in your possession? The oldest printed book in the National Library is the Latin Historiae Naturalis Liber Primus by Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus. The library owns a large number of Indian official documents from the days of the East India Company to the present. and Greek. and writers’ workshops are held to encourage reading habits in young readers. It also has an exceedingly valuable copy of the famous epic poem Shah Namah by the celebrated Persian poet Makin Qasim Firdausi (9331020). and the diaries of Nirmal Kumar Bose. Acquisition and conservation of manuscripts having national importance. Sir Jadunath Sarkar. The Asutosh Collection contains about 87. including a cosmographical work composed in the beginning of the sixth century of the Hijrah.000 books and documents covering all branches of knowledge. It is also an important library of particular importance to scholars. manuscripts and palm leafs in different Indian and Afro-Asian Languages. Rendering of bibliographical and documentation services of retrospective materials. letters of Subhash Chandra Bose. The National Library is also a source of maps from the 17th century. government officials and professionals. serving as a centre for training. It has a fairly good stock of books in other foreign languages including Arabic and Persian. Then. What are the main objectives of the National Library? Acquisition and conservation of all significant printed materials produced in the country. We are now catching up with advanced technologies of preservation. planned acquisition of foreign materials required by the country. letters from Florence Nightingale. There are precious medieval Perso-Arabic manuscripts in its rich Buhar Collection.

• Launching of Indian Library Review.000 pages was started from January 31. Nirmal Kumar Bose.html).in . librarians. Kolkata has started the project for Microfilming of rare. Bisnu lib_stat/index2. Indian Journals. Cambridge University Press. • The National Library has a lively presence in the academic and cultural calendar of the country. an electronic digest of news concerning Indian libraries. • Inter-library loan service • Photocopying facility (payable) • Download facilities from online e-resources • Desktop availability with internet facility • Laptops and digital cameras are permitted in special cases • No recess interrupting readers’ services • Membership forms downloadable from the library website • Prompt availability of membership cards • Reading rooms that remain open 362 days a year single largest collection donated to a library. Goethe. JStor. Francis of Assisi . 62 August 2012 www.A rare copy.. Shah Namah .A famous epic poem by Hakim Qasim Firdausi (16th century) written in Fine Nasta’ Liq 3. Microfilming of Newspapers • DPS Micrographics Pvt. Rabindranath Tagore. • E-reference books of Oxford University Focus i heritage 1 1. • The database of 2. The modern manuscripts at the library include those of Florence Nightingale. Digitisation and Microfilming Project • 32 lakh pages from 9. • More than 4000 titles of e-books of Oxford University Press. Cambridge University Press. Publications. Information relating to exhibitions.Supposed to belong to 20th century A. Conferences. Life of St. American Chemical Society. bound in original Morocco leather with Gold tooling and Silver alloy from Sir Asutosh Collection 4.Taylor & Francis Group. conferences. Sage and Springer. published in Parma in 1481. recent initiatives Collection/Development of E-Resources • Around 7000 academic and research journals of Oxford University Press. scholars and policy makers. training etc. also posted in the static website ( • The database of 125000 digitized early printed English books (EEBO) published between 1475 to 1700 of ProQuest. The 3rd phase of the digitisation project for 20. Johann Wolfgang von. The earliest printed book in the National Library is the Latin Historiae Naturalis Liber Primus. users. • Introduction of Online Access to the Library Catalogue. Mahatma Gandhi. old and brittle newspapers in the room earmarked for Reprography and Microform Library in the Bhasha Bhavan.From Dante’s poem.D. Springer and Wiley. Taylor & Francis Group. Hein Online. 2012 and work is under steady progress. Kamba Ramayanam . Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay. Cambridge University Press. in Tamil script 2 4 Services provided by the Library 3 • Free membership (minimum age: 18 years) • Reading facility in all its reading rooms • Lending facility for lending members (select in-print titles). Jibanananda Das and many others. Sarojini Naidu.airindiamagazine. Subhas Chandra Bose. Project Muse.00. exhibitions.7 million full texts dissertation and thesis of Proquest. training workshops and publications is available in the Newsletter. text and illustration with illuminated borders dotted with Gold reliefs 2. by Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secundus. Saratchandra Chattopadhyay. Faust .141 rare and old documents have been digitised in the first two phases of the work.


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Metro-link express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) and Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) are poised to transform the industrial scenario in the state. Mahatma Mandir. You will be glad you did. Gandhinagar – just minutes from Ahmedabad International Airport – the stage is set for global business and thought leaders to convene and provide inspiration for a new era of inclusive and environmentallysustainable growth. Come and see what makes Gujarat such a special place. great recreational opportunities.All this in a safe and secure child-friendly for registration . Vibrant Gujarat means business and so much more. Gujarat. the Vibrant Gujarat Futuristic Infrastructure Several really world class mega projects are on the cards.No wonder investments have surged in the last few years. Gujarat is driving India forward and has become a model for emerging economies globally. A warm Gujarati welcome awaits you. English speaking technically superior as well as professionally-abled personnel are certainly available across the State. Gujarat is extremely rich and diverse in its culture. 12th and 13th January 2013 at the Mahatma Mandir in the state capital. Acknowledged globally as the premier platform for discussions around sustainable development in South Asia. investors. Come and see for yourself what Gujarat has to offer. of course. on 11th-13th January 2013 promises to be bigger and better in every way. The 6th Summit to be held in the state capital.The government has completed development of 49 Skill Up-gradation Centers &22 have been operationalizedalready. It will still be a superb platform for business leaders. Gandhinagar. first LNG terminal. academic institutes.vibrantgujarat. first State-wide gas grid of 2500 km to name a few. India Visit www. It is home to world renowned institutes in management. The State offers cosmopolitan culture. Sustainable. Vibrant Gujarat aims to take a quantum leap forward. engineering and design.1 million jobs were created in the industrial sector . The State also has international-standard schools and universities offering a firstrate education. Welcome to Vibrant Gujarat 2013! 11-13 January. innovators and thought leaders to understand and explore business opportunities. a reasonable cost of living and super food experience. Projects like Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR). business friendly and all-inclusive growth is what Gujarat stands for. All the festivals are celebrated with immense enthusiasm of Gujaratis. Industry Responsive Workforce Quality of Life Gujarat has high quality Human Resource available for all sectorsto support your business. corporations. Over 0. There are several ‘firsts in India’ that Gujarat takes the credit for including – first private port. Vibrant Gujarat Summits Since 2003. Gandhinagar. Petroleum Chemical Summits have gone from strength to strength. & Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR). On the 11th. Gujarat International FinanceTec City (GIFT). Come and be a part of South Asia’s most exciting knowledgesharing platform. In 2013. The summit has been extended to a 3-day development festival. There has been a 100% increase in seat availability in technical institutions in last three years. they have seen investment proposals announced worth in excess of and an enormous $800bn.


Reddy’s family is extremely proud and happy for having succeeded 70 August 2012 www. which is promoted by the Reddy family. The Gayatri Group was founded five decades ago by Dr. He had taken upon himself the challenge to build the premium .airindiamagazine.” he says.. “This is a very special project. known to be the best in the country in those days. Subbarami Reddy. the Chairman of the Group. is admired by the tourists as not only the best in the country but also one of the best in the world he Park Hotel is a contemporary and elegant hotel offering business travellers and local guests a sophisticated ambience in the heart of the upscale Banjara Hills locality in Hyderabad. and I am delighted to see the project complete and go in to the best hands of a leading global hospitality company. Subbarami Reddy and his son T. Sandeep Reddy are the T promoters of Gayatri Hi-Tech hotels who have made Park Hyatt a world class hotel. V. Dr. T. Dr. T. Focus i hospitality lUxUry redefined Park Hyatt. Dr. It is owned by the Gayatri Group and constructed by Gayatri Projects Ltd. Subbarami Reddy is known for his taste and grandeur and is credited with having given Hyderabad its twin theatre namely Maheshwari and Parmeshwari 25 years ago. who is a well-known and eminent industrialist and Member of Parliament. T. following the stupendous success of all his previous projects. namely Park Hyatt in Hyderabad.

The friendly and warm Oriental Bar and Kitchen is a place to meet friends or business associates. We are honoured to be a part of the best hospitality chain in the world. special glass. Italy. One will be spellbound by the heavenly atmosphere of the hotel. USA. T . each of the hotel’s guestrooms are among the largest in Hyderabad. The banquet hall. • Contact: 040-49491234 hyderabad@parkhyatt. which are central to the guest experience. China. The impressive lobby is designed with sparkling water features and plants that surround the hotel’s signature 35-foot tall white. 1 in all 450 properties of Hyatt worldwide. kitchen and spa equipment fittings of the rooms. It has been designed by world renowned architect John Portman from Chicago. Spacious. Hyderabad 500034. Austria. The Italian restaurant Tre-Forni. is unique with dazzling chandelier and it is also a feast to the eyes. measuring at least 463 square feet/45 square metres. Hungary. are designed with interactive show kitchens. which has been designed by Japanese architects. The security systems are the best in the world. USA. www. Promoter THE INFORMATION • Location: Road No. 11.P in making a world-class product. Today. Spain. 42 fully serviced luxury apartments with five star facilities. 24 suites. For a traditional Indian menu. The Group is delighted that Park Hyatt.airindiamagazine. 40km/50 min from Hyderabad International Airport. is figuring as the best hotel in the world among the chain of hotels managed by them across the world. “It was pleasure to work with world’s best architects/ interior designers to create this masterpiece. This year we are rated as No.Dr. Hyderabad. Sandeep vxLr 2012 71 .” . abstract sculpture. the formal Dining Room offers light and flavourful Hyderabadi dishes and classic European favourites. France. Tastefully furnished. the décor or even the chandelier is stunning. The hotel has 185 rooms. all restaurants at Park Hyatt.T. I am thrilled to see tourists admire and adore this masterpiece as one of the best in the world” . V. For a light bite to eat. Subbarammi Reddy. have been sourced from various countries like UK. especially chandeliers and various decor items. Hyderabad.“My dream is to place India on the world hospitality map. with generous touches of contemporary features. M. The Living Room offers the hotel’s signature selection of freshly prepared macaroons and other French pastries. as well as elegant Western and Indian-inspired high tea in the afternoon. Russia.2. welcoming and modern. Banjara Hills. The marble. Germany. granite.5 km from Secunderabad railway station • Accommodation: Total 300 rooms including Suites and Service apartments. the Hyatt Group is managing more than 450 hotels in 75 countries.

Footprints i outbound Never stay with relatives and never compromise on expenses while on a holiday. as he recounts his family trip to Egypt eupHoria www. says Euphoria frontman and vocalist Palash egyptian 72 August 2012 .airindiamagazine.

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I like Tokyo for its simplicity. But Egypt was magical in that it was made up of historic moments.Footprints i outbound ENGRAVED IN STONE: Temple of Luxor is worth seeing i Palash sense Prepare well. Like I mentioned . Never stay with relatives. Try self-driving on vacations for greater flexibility he primary reason why I enjoy travelling is because it gives me quality time with my family. boarding and lodging. if I was asked about my all-time favourite holiday destination. I visited it for the first time in 2009 for a Euphoria concert. it was a place I enjoyed being in. the political goodwill and grit and determination of the people on the whole that has allowed the country never to slip up. allows me to do all that. Travelling. it will have to be Egypt. natural calamities but it’s the sheer willpower of the people. both as a doctor and as a musician and not surprisingly. And while these ‘roles’ keep me busy. recordings and my patients whom I heal no matter how busy I get. Don’t spend blindly. I’ll pick two of my all-time favourite destinations. Plan everything down to the tiniest detail while ‘investing’ in a vacation. I went there a couple of years ago with my family: My mother.airindiamagazine. for the people that live there and respect it. You will feel restricted in their houses unlike in a hotel where you can demand room service Have a king-sized vacation without any compromises done on travelling. at heart I’m a complete family man who enjoys and looks forward to spending time with my loved ones. I wanted to explore a place rich in culture. being away from the daily humdrum of life. I juggle dual roles. Japan has battled problems after problems. I love Tokyo. I like spontaneity in travel. for me any destination works as long as my family is with me. So. it is important for me that on holidays my family is with me. my wife and my two children along with my sister. So. heritage and history 74 August 2012 www. T Though my visit to the city was not strictly speaking a ‘vacation’. no matter which destination I go to. her husband and their two children. but I am a firm believer in planning a holiday well. though. It’s difficult to pick out just one favourite destination given how much each country offers in its own unique way. As much as I like Tokyo. I keep hectic hours with shows. if you allow me.


2 1. Staying with relatives is a big no given that you will feel restricted unlike a hotel where you can demand room service.Footprints i outbound 1 and what better place than Egypt. The way you explore destinations makes a difference too. cruising through the blue waters of the historic Nile river. A good hotel defines just how successful your vacation will be and I’m so glad we selected Oberoi. walking through the numerous lanes and bylanes of some of the oldest bazaars. One of the tips I give my friends who travel is to prepare well.airindiamagazine. and exploring the Pyramids. tourist attractions and. While I like spontaneity . Face it. boarding and lodging. some of the more interesting areas to explore even before our holiday began. Planning your vacation. DO AS THE LOCALS DO: The writer by the Pyramids “The good luck charm I purchased on the trip has my parents’ names engraved in Egyptian” 76 August 2012 www. To wake up in the morning to the breathtakingly beautiful view of the Pyramids is an absolute wonder. For instance. of course. one was reminded of the rich history that continues to bind human civilisation till date.I am a firm believer in planning a holiday well. The piece de resistance of our holiday undoubtedly was our plush and comfortable room in Cairo’s Oberoi Hotels and Resorts (Mena House Oberoi) that offered a stupendous view of the Pyramids. you will feel like a giddy tourist once you reach your dream destination on a vacation with your family members. enjoy the facilities and explore the property. gazing at the Sphinx. ROCK ART: The Sphinx 2. our trip to Egypt was no different given that I had started reading up about places. So. never to stay with relatives and to have a king-sized vacation without any compromises done on travelling. I don’t think I can simply pick up my bags and head out for a vacation. then. Don’t spend blindly and don’t go over your budget but plan everything well and enjoy a comfortable stay in hotels that you can afford. is .the joy of suddenly exploring something which wasn’t part of the holiday agenda . Anyone who has holidayed in Egypt will know how extraordinary the experiences are. Our trip was for 10-12 days.


I’m reminded of just how rich and magical our journey was. It’s perfect for diving and water sports enthusiasts. colourful tents. Palash Sen is a doctor cum musician. which I purchased on the trip and engraved it with my mother’s and father’s names in Egyptian language. 78 August 2012 www. Even today when I look at my personalised gold cartouche (the Egyptian good luck charm worn around the neck).Footprints i outbound PAINT FROM THE PAST: Egyptian papyrus art depicting a historical scene on our trip to Egypt. Sharm el-Sheikh is also one of the most developed tourist resort communities. mountains and sea. The band is about to release their first devotional album. he is also an Orthopaedic Surgeon by qualification. stretches of water that emerge as suddenly as they disappear while you drive ahead flatlands and mountains. complete with bedouins. The six-hour drive was packed with extraordinary views. Frontman of the Hind Rock band Euphoria that gave us hit albums such as Dhoom and Phir Dhoom. there’s the vastness of the desert. there’s also the rich blue sky. You’ll feel like the drive is taking you through a magical . we decided to drive down from Sharm el-Sheikh to Cairo. Here’s a tip: Self-driving on vacations is a good idea given that it offers you flexibility to stop and go as you please. To be sure.




The sector is divided into four sub-sectors: housing. cutting-edge initiatives that go beyond the platitudes on going green. it is hard to add anything more. The housing sub-sector contributes five-six per cent to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). They have won a staggering 25 awards from nine different nations over the last eight years. Recycling agencies take care of the rest of the waste. and clinical waste used in ‘scientific landfills’ inside the enclave. “You can have what you want in a way that you reduce your footprint. The construction industry ranks third among the 14 major sectors in terms of direct. This is a company that deserves watching. retail. A unit increase in expenditure in this sector has a multiplier effect and the capacity to generate income as high as five times. Demand for residential. R 82 August 2012 www. Chandrashekar Hariharan was among the 30 Indian Pearls handpicked by The Week in their anniversary issue of December 2011.” Zed Earth was also picked up by BBC in its series on Ecocities. The positive effects of growth in real estate sector are spread over more than 250 ancillary industries. India is going to produce an estimated 2 million new graduates from various Indian universities during this year. 2012 reports on one of the Zed villa communities. The future of buildings belongs to such pioneering. Market size The Indian real estate market size is expected to touch US$ 180 billion by 2020. The Economic Times of June 21. with ZED as its flagship brand.airindiamagazine. The villas themselves are marvels of low-footprint design. Hariharan and his green warriors have built around 630 houses and are adding another 580 by 2015. It does not use sophisticated technology either. barring 15 per cent of its power requirements. It is the second largest employer after agriculture. commercial and retail real estate is rising throughout India. Dr. catering to India’s growing needs of infrastructure. It uses instead a sophisticated mindset to analyse the finer points of living and save resources. hospitality and commercial real estate are also growing significantly. Meanwhile.’’ says Hariharan. indirect and induced effects in all sectors of the economy. bio waste composted. Zed Earth is not sold at a premium. All the water is recycled. With such formidable testimony that is as discerning. hospitality. according to a study done by ICRA. No sewage or water or waste is let out of the enclave. Their cochairman. Recent growth in the Indian economy has stimulated demand for land and developed real estate across industries. creating demand for 100 million square feet of office and industrial space. has been on our radar for a while. accompanied by increased demand for hotel accommodation and improved infrastructure. and commercial. retail. “Zed Earth is as good a place as on the external world for basic needs. prOperty Indian real estate sector is on the upward path matters eal estate plays a critical role in the development of the Indian economy. the real estate sector is expected to grow by 30 per cent. Over the next Focus i real estate a realty pioneer Zed Earth makes homes with the concept of zero emission and marvels in low footprint design The Bangalore-based Biodiversity Conservation India Ltd. It does not use deep bore wells but would have sufficient fresh .


is finalising land parcels in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. ft. a subsidiary of German construction group Hochtief.” said Anita Arjundas. India has shown its expertise in sectors like auto-components. Sahara Turner Construction.50 million). • Top of the line specifications. pharmaceuticals and jewellery where it can match the best in the world. Now. The project will be funded partly through debt and partly through internal accruals Sahara India has set up a construction joint venture with 110-year-old American real estate company Turner Construction Co. Gold summit LIVE WITH THE BIRDS. • 80% Open space. ft. creating more demand for corporate space. • 20 Mins from Manyata Tech Park / Lumbini Gardens. Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows in real estate in 2011-12 (April-January) stood at Rs 2. any lesser reception will not benefit your of the tallest buildings in Bangalore. Gold Summit 84 August 2012 www. one of the leading Real Estate Developer in Bangalore. apparels. known for its World City projects in Chennai and Jaipur. the group has successfully developed and delivered 14 million sq. Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company Delhi-based real estate player Assotech Realty has said it will take pan-India stride by opening serviced residence in 25 major cities across India.69 million) in its upcoming project on the Noida Expressway. has a proven track record of ‘Delivering Excellence with quality and elegance’. The company said it will invest Rs 250 crore (US$ 44. THE SKY AND THE CLOUDS • Awarded 5-Star Rating By CRISIL Real Estate Star Ratings • 33 floors . of high quality offices and apartments and another 30 million sq. Presently. It’s a home that mirrors your growth and . Bijay Kumar Agarwal. Apart from IT. according to Vikram Hosangady. The group is the proud recipient of the prestigious CNBC AWAZ CRICIL-CREDAI Real Estate award for the ‘Best Commercial Complex in India’. • 3 sides open. • Exclusive landscapes. Our point is. Experience ecstacy. it has various ongoing residential and commercial projects all across Bangalore of which Luxuria (Malleshwaram) and Magnificia (near Indiranagar) are ultraluxury ones.airindiamagazine. and the Acropolis Capital Group. are on the drawing board. presence of a large number of Fortune 500 and other reputed companies will attract more companies to initiate their operational bases in India thus. a special situation investment and development firm. Under the dynamic leadership of Mr. “We have got a go-ahead from the management and appointed architects. Major investments: Mahindra Lifespaces. Further. The exquisite. chemicals. Partner. ITES and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO).in Focus i real estate designing dreams Salarpuria Sattva delivers homes that mirror your growth and ambition Salarpuria Sattva. towering elevation is bound to set your pulse racing. KPMG. PE in real estate projects will fetch considerable returns by next year-end or early 2013. These positive attributes of India is definitely going to attract more foreign investors in the near future. investments Real estate emerged as the popular sector for private equity (PE) funds investing around US$ 1. The JV company.700 million in this sector during 2011.750 crore (US$ 492. feel a sense of peace as you traverse the tranquil landscape zones and enter the grand reception area done up in granite. We are in the process of getting the land within the company by next month.

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will build integrated townships called Sahara City Homes and other Sahara India projects in India worth US$ 25 billion over the next 20 years. Projects worth US$ 2.5 billion will be completed over the next five years Government initiatives/Policies This budding sector is today witnessing development in all area such as – residential, retail and commercial – in metros of India such as Mumbai, Delhi & NCR, Kolkata and Chennai. Easier access to bank loans and higher earnings are some of the pivotal reasons behind the growing Indian real estate sector. With a view to catalysing investment in townships, housing, built-up infrastructure and construction development projects as an instrument to generate economic activity, create new employment opportunities and add to the available housing stock and built-up infrastructure, the Government of India has decided to allow FDI up to 100 per cent under the automatic route in townships, housing, built-up infrastructure and construction development projects. Union Budget 2012-13 gives major thrust on accelerating the pace of investment in infrastructure, as this is critical for sustaining and accelerating an overall growth. Efforts to attract private investment into infrastructure through the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) route have met with considerable success at both Central Government and State Government levels. In the Union Budget 2012-13, Rs 10,000 crore (US$ 1.79 billion) is allocated for the development of National Highways. In the next five years, the total investments in the real estate will be US$ 1 trillion. road ahead The real estate sector in India is ready to take a big leap in the coming years. Since 2010, the residential sector has been on a strong growth trajectory and with increasing urbanisation the momentum is expected to continue. Strong demographic mix and increasing salary levels will be the key triggers for growth of the residential market in 2012. Salaried individuals in the age group of 30 to 35 years will emerge as the biggest contributors for demand in the residential category. This category of buyers has in past also been the main contributor to the growth of residential category. It is expected that by 2012, about 0.17 million units of supply will be available in the six major cities across India. Of this unit supply, tier I cities such as Chennai, Mumbai, Gurgaon and Kolkata accounts for 66 per cent of the supply, while the remaining 34 per cent is accounted by tier II cities such as Bengaluru and Hyderabad. During the same period, it has been observed that Gurgaon and Kolkata are expected to have the maximum absorption trend. Also, about 75 per cent of the total unit supply in 2012 will be accounted by 2 bedroom-hall-kitchen (BHK) and 3 BHK units. During the realty boom, a higher composition of 4 BHK and other premium segments are usually expected; however, developers are conscious of the importance of smaller units in generating higher volumes and continuity in sales pattern.

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in .airindiamagazine.Footprints i star trek hOme Actor Tom Alter travels to Wooster. Ohio. but comes back with more than just a degree 88 August 2012 www. to receive an honorary Doctorate.

Ohio. this honour was bestowed upon me in a most gracious ceremony. deemed me worthy of an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters. halfway between the cities of Cleveland and Cincinnati. USA .a college and a town deep in the central heartland of USA. and on May 14. or even its economic strength. in the end is its people.airindiamagazine. Ohio W e often judge a country by its cities. We were met at Cleveland Airport www. The College of Wooster had. military might or foreign policy.MAP MY PATH: The College of Wooster. titled The Commencement. A country. I had travelled to Wooster with my mother and my daughter. But a country is so much more than this. its monuments. and how and where they live at their ease. Alfreda Campbell who was a family friend and mentor in India for youngest chachi. its natural parks. or at their work. in its own wisdom. and we were reunited there with two other very special people . green and wooded universe of its own amidst green fields and precisely constructed buildings which look strong and real enough to last for centuries as they surely will. sporting teams. I was blessed in mid-May of this year to travel to The College of Wooster. its historical figures. and a certain Mrs. or at their study. in Wooster. It’s a town which is basically the college. and the campus a gentle. in vxLr 2012 89 .

Mile after mile of straight road. Instead. and the combined staff of the college. the small signs and hints of a college’s existence began to appear. The words spoken and absorbed . There was a sense of order. I could feel all around me both liberty and art. straight and clean. Embraced us. fields. and the streets maintained. and the lawns so neatly clipped. a certain core of wonder where questions were not only asked. The College of Wooster is a Liberal Arts College and.much finer than mine .airindiamagazine.a college where my great-grandfather and my oldest chacha and my son had studied. at The Commencement. and yet not a sense of imposed discipline. small towns and wooded hills embraced us as we passed by. the road. I felt as if we were nearing a certain truth. the towns. it was because centuries ago some special people had made a concerted effort to make all this happen. but did not infringe upon our privacy or our own worlds.spoke of a belief in the universal oneness of man. At the religious service the day before the Commencement. and the structures both ancient and yet so eternal. of both freedom and responsibility: That if the streets were ordered. the farms. And woman. the woods and the rivers enhanced us. prayers had been 90 August 2012 www. yes. and as we drove south through the most beautiful countryside. but even answered with some of the precise wisdom and grace with which the buildings had been built. There were people of every colour and hew and faith. the same effort was quietly being continued as a tradition of both excellence and pride. halfway between the cities of Cleveland and Cincinnati by a van and its wise driver from the college. the fields. . and today. As we neared Wooster .Footprints i star trek SIDE SHOW: The drive from Cleveland Airport to Wooster was scenic i LOCATIOn Wooster is a small town in Ohio. USA. There was the sense. as I addressed the gathering of more than a thousand students who were graduating and their families and friends. I could feel the needless tensions and self-imposed taboos of city life slowly drifting away.

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Islam and Judaism and Christianity. to share with the world. Hebrew and English. or is the beauty a product of liberal arts? In the meticulous planning and execution of the event. then. but with quite beautiful rhyme. temples and hills. Home is where the heartland is and we must return. lies the peace which we all yearn for. In .had been there in Pune with me.Footprints i star trek PAT ON THE HEAD: The writer receiving an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from The College of Wooster.airindiamagazine. And I have been part of them both . lies the peace which we all yearn for” offered in Arabic. Tom Alter is an Indian actor of American origin.from the Film and Television Institute of India. And I tried to answer a question: Was this possible because of the beauty and natural perfection of where Wooster exists. The road may not have been so straight. but the same colour and colours. and are striving. But above all he is a theatre actor par excellence. the ghats. I was taken back to my own commencement . too. Ohio “Whether in ohio or Maharashtra. the heartland of USA does on your way to Wooster and the Film Institute and The College of Wooster both have strived. My mother . were presented with equal honour and respect. I had felt the same peace which Wooster brought me almost 38 years later. although a much bigger city than Wooster. the same sense of liberal arts which Wooster has today. For there. but the charm of the heartland of India still surrounds you .how blessed can I be.or passingout . the rivers and the small towns blessed us then. or any heartland of any nation. not to mention the faith and faiths of all humankind. 92 August 2012 www. the beauty of both liberty and art. whether in Ohio or Maharashtra. even as we pursue our dreams deep in the cities and systems of our world. who is also an author and a sports journalist with a special interest in cricket. too. I knew that we had together journeyed to a place and time of peace. to these heartlands. but the fields. or any heartland of any nation. Referred to as the ‘blue-eyed saheb with impeccable Hindi’ he is a teacher turned actor. as often as we are allowed to. had. The gowns and black hats spoke in Pune and Wooster of tradition and time’s temporal truths. Not only the same time. where so many great films have been made when it was the heartland of Prabhat Studios. albeit temporal and tempered with personal wonder. Pune. to provide the world. The new highway to Pune is not quite as beautiful as the old road. in Pune (then Poona) in October of 1974 and driving from Mumbai (then Bombay) to Pune and how similar that journey was to our journey from Cleveland to Wooster. And as Satyajit Ray made the most eloquent of speeches that day in the hallowed hall of Studio #1.and my late father . And my mind made another journey at the same time. he was awarded Padma Shri by the Indian government. not always with perfect rhythm. with her universities.

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This over. we return by the narrow lightless roads. amplified many times. but the loud pounding unnerves my little one. half dreamy. A group of turbaned villagers are actually lifting a massive ox on a cart: It isn’t injured. What is it? Is it a cat fight? Or are these the last muffled screams of a strange dying animal? If Alsisar. her tiny fingers plugging her ear. a village in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. She gets fidgety. The night is spent in a sleepy haze: Half awake. An ancient . It is a spiritual experience for sure as we sit solemnly. it is certainly about sounds after would understand why we have our reasons to be confused and uneasy.airindiamagazine. In the dead still of the night. is about sights by day. the conch. as fast as one can August 2012 www. A dusty desert town abandoned by those who built it. it isn’t some cow heading home after dusk. the cacophony. At the evening aarti in a century old temple. We pace up the roads. It is dead. the cymbals. hypnotic and monotonous.Footprints i short break The dusty village of Alsisar in Shekhawati is as much about sights as it is about sounds. And our first night . the tinkle of a cowbell around the corner. seems ominous and surreal. But no. finds out Gaurav Razdan sOUnd fx Photo courtesy: David Lewis/Flickr 2 1 I 94 t’s bizarre and eerie. the camel skin drum and the brass bell combine to create a Tantric trance.

leaving these havelis to caretakers. This time. A no-nonsense breakfast later. Famous the world over for their frescos. we are back to our room that boasts of period furniture like a four poster bed. shopkeepers and a handful of craftsmen. the sky is crystal trade centres moved. `11. Soon we are ushered into the comforting environs of the open-air courtyard where more sounds await. faces and animals on the walls and the ceiling of our haveli have come alive. By day. a semi desert region.999 (Suite) on these narrow ancient lanes woven with uneven stones. Jaipur By Rail: Sadulpur Jn. On rooftops. as if to make up for the nuisance they inflicted upon us throughout the night. out we go with a guide to explore the abandoned havelis of the rich Marwari merchants who built them in the 17th and 18th centuries. the source of the noise are the peacocks! And they are everywhere. the families moved on .splendid and colourful. Tel : +919928010386/87. Much to our disbelief. On microwave towers. is in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. (Rajgarh). The windows simply open out to a dusty bylane. Converted into a 48-room hotel now. it was the divine folk rhythm of a crooning couple from the village whose music has become a standard fare at several international heritage music festivals. of course. On satellite discs. And now under the bright morning sunshine. Alsisar. this ten-acre property is a part of hospitality group Laurent & Benon’s Heritage Collection.3 1 LEFT ALONE: A monument 2 PRESERVED: Exteriors of Indra Vilas. the guy who brings in our bed tea tells us. Web: IndraVilasAlsisar. It is 4-5 hours drive from New Delhi Attractions Camel cart rides Village walks Painted havelis Shekhawati Festival (Jhunjhunu) Temple of Rani Sati Mataji (Jhunjhunu) getting there by air: Delhi. Post dinner. they are dancing away to glory for our viewing pleasure. On the boundary walls. “I have been to London and Paris and Berlin. Special offer: `9999 (Delux room). these havelis are painted in brilliant depictions of mythology and folklore. those bizarre sounds of the night keep us half awake all through. but sadly it commands no view. And to make things worse. It is only in the morning that we find out. The merchants have left for greener pastures .in vxLr 2012 95 .airindiamagazine. The paintings of flowers. As we walk around the near empty lanes of this www. Jhunjhunu (Bikaner Mail) (Shekhawati Exp. while his wife stands demurely behind a veil.) By Road: Distance from Delhi: 265 km Stay at: Indra Vilas. daily wage earners. it is the largest in the area. Alsisar is all about sights . farmers. Called Indra Vilas.” says the man. the largest haveli in Alsisar 3 HERITAGE COURT: Indra Vilas opens out to this pillared courtyard i FAsT FACTs Alsisar. and reach our haveli (mansion).

palanquins. the camel cart safari is an amazing experience as it slowly carts you around the village under a desert sunset. of such restoration comes from the Alsisar Mahal. Beyond. the food nononsense with limited variety and no fancy fare and tableware. But. my eyes fall on the open window. 96 August 2012 can see the signs in the form of prominent ISD signboards and cybercafés . living in the middle of all the grandeur can be intimidating. A lazy weekend and it’s time for us to go home.Footprints i short break 2 1 ROOM WITH A VIEW: Decorated window 2 BLAST FROM THE PAST: Alsisar Mahal 1 sleepy village. has also been converted into a hotel now. we decide. “It’s an honest hotel with no pretensions. we find that most havelis are in complete disrepair.airindiamagazine. The haveli hotel has a swimming pool. Indeed. Being off season meant there is not much to shop around. But never mind. the service is offered without any fuss. with a steady influx of foreign tourists . there have been no attempts to restore them.its feathers up like a throne in all its multicoloured splendour doing a private little jig for me.he had bought it from the original owner for just `5 lakh 15 years ago. extravagant door handles. We go all the way to Jhunjhunu town. It also has the homely comfort of a guest house. however. However. this mahal that belonged to merchant Gaj Singh. Complete with chandeliers.” says Alec Cohen from Sweden. impressive frescos. others may follow. Apart from the one we are lodged in. On the roof of the house across the lane stands a peacock in all its magnificence . The restoration work here hasn’t really disturbed the original architecture and interiors. The dining hall alone has been rebuilt at a cost of `4 crore. We meet a local resident who usher us into a haveli which he now owns . a resident tourist. Rajasthan. never disappoints. the ever smiling manager will charm you with his small-town hospitality. Following Indra Vilas’ success. and a new restaurant and spa are being been built.Alsisar may just get back some of its lost glory. chairs and spacious interiors. leopard skin. As I throw one last glance around my room to make sure we have left none of our belongings behind. you see. he plans to turn it into a boutique hotel. gun and sword collections. It’s another story that his grandsons squandered away the wealth and now live in a rented house in Kolkata. Now valued at `55. I see one of the most awesome views of nature. the walls of the haveli are adorned with black and white photographs of the extravagant life of Indrachand Kejriwal who built it. the largest building in the area. but the market there is more China than Rajasthan. It is almost as if it is trying to address my complaint that the room doesn’t come with a view. Giving glimpses of the past. The finest example. There are no . Which is why we are rather happy with our more modest accommodation in Indra Vilas which actually feels like a real home.

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General Manager. Corporate-gift items are also made on demand. key-chains. mobile holders. Channapatna. these products have been more than toys to many women and continue to be so. this industry like other toy making places of India such as Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. hair clips. One big attraction for customers. They are decorative items used in Bommala Koluvu (doll display on a platform made of an array of steps) that is customary in traditional southIndian homes during Navaratri. Fortunately. is the organic colours used in these creations. These products use an ivorycoloured and lightweight wood called Doodi Ki Lakdi or hale in Kannada. The wood is turned on the lathe to different shapes. whether toys or jewellery. In fact. for long. is also visited by many bulk buyers nowadays. spice-boxes. began to flounder as it failed to keep with the times. The vegetable dyes make these products. Welcome to the new and re-invented world of Channapatna lacquerware and toys. childfriendly and pocket-friendly. There are several individuals and NGOs who help these artisans innovate and come up with new designs and range of products which appeal to contemporary tastes and cater to the modern Indian and overseas markets. as well as faculty from institutes like the National Institute of Fashion Technology and the National Institute of Design. KSHDC. “Financial assistance to the artisans in the form of homes cum sheds have also been provided. Channapatana Lacquerware and toys even won the prestigious ‘GI indication’ in 2005 giving them a much-deserved protection.airindiamagazine.” says G. safe to use. etc. was dying out. now NRIs who want their children to be in touch with all things Indian and traditional are making it a point to pick up these toys for their own kids. The heat generated by the friction melts in the lac and helps to apply the colour uniformly. people who are driving out of Bangalore often stop at this town attracted by the rows of colourful toys that adorn the roadsides. its products unable to stand up to competition from cheap China-made toys which had flooded the market. fruit baskets. So attractive is the new range that even Michelle Obama picked up a few pieces on her last visit to India. www. T The Karnataka Government set up a large automated complex called Lacquerware Craft Complex at Channapatna.hey are eco-friendly. They are also colourful and attractively designed. These are sold along with the traditionally popular items like rocking vxLr 2012 99 . and napkin-rings. From simple toys and small decorative items of olden times. For example. The centuries-old tradition which is believed to have been the art of Persian toymakers brought in by the Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan. especially parents. These workshops are conducted by master craftsmen. the creations now offered include a wide range of smartly designed householdutility articles. bangles. the creations now include a wide range of smart household-utility articles and stylish jewellery ON TRACK: A bright and colourful Channapatna toy train i THE MAkInG OF CHAnnAPATnA LACQuErWArE AnD TOYs Hale wood or doodh ki lakdi is chosen because of its soft body and close grain and because it is well suited to the turning machine. Muniswamy. And. Next. KSHDC also holds regular workshops to help the artisans upgrade their skills and update them on the latest trends. coaster sets. However. From simple toys. new designs have come up. the wooden jewellery range is getting popular for its affordabality and elegant look. miniature cars and trains. or Etikopakka and Kondapalli in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. Channapatna and its artisans got a helping hand from the Karnataka State Handicrafts Development Corporation Limited (KSHDC) and many NGOs. human and animal figures and spinning tops. lac in the form of sticks in a variety of colours is held against the turning wood. Also. only a few decades ago. The chemical colours form a very small percentage in some products. palm leaf is used to give a glossy finish. which is just about one-and-half-hour drive from Bangalore on the way to Mysore. coat-hangers. With the new impetus given to the art. While the wood is rotating on the lathe. salt and pepper boxes. you will see Egyptian style motifs on the bangles! The product range has broadened and comes in exciting new designs. And. Marketing.

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an ex-Army officer. I won’t call it a horror story but you would agree that it has been rather amusing all through. Of all the people.” was what that aunt declared in sheer vxLr 2012 101 . Now tell me your husband’s name. Rajesh Khanna. it wasn’t my parents who gave me that name. Today. Such a name is unforgettable. it only seemed natural for me to so named. Aradhana. she now lovingly calls me just “Raj. came her colleague’s response: “Okay. After all. Later there was no shortage of people who volunteered to refer me as “Kaka” (as the superstar was fondly called) or ask me to belt out songs from the superstar’s hits. And as I made my way into the world from my junior school W to my professional life. It kind of became a joke and people laughed and teased me no end. there is a bright side to it too. I was always a little embarrassed. And it turned out that it was more than just a coincidence that I was named after the star. the popularity of the late star had everything to do with why I was so named. we must name him after the superstar. I was told. And all those movies were invariably that of Rajesh Khanna. Anand. People ask me twice as if to confirm if my name was really that or something else. who shares our late superstar’s name. Abercrombie & Kent India. Ittefaq. His hobby includes photography and one day hopes to showcase his photographs in an exhibition. So. my name attracted much attention. my namesake. at 40. came home and suggested that I be named after the superstar. My name does raise enough eyebrows. Hits like Kati Patang. explains hen I was born. had already mesmerised my parents and their generation. a luxury travel company that specialises in experiential luxury holidays. I learnt from my father. That I cannot sing is quite another thing.airindiamagazine. My parents did not protest and conveniently accepted the name for me. I was too little to protest! However.A lot if you happen to be called Rajesh Khanna.” No wonder. I must admit. wife of my father’s batch mate in the Army who.” After a long pause. Safar. I never suffered from a complex but nonetheless. the late superstar Rajesh Khanna. But not quite my wife who’s still embarrassed with my name. If truth be told.” Now isn’t that the name of SRK in DDLJ! THE CHOSEN ONE: Rajesh Khanna was the first Indian superstar i Get your rajesh khanna DVDs Ittefaq(DVD on Moser Baer) Aradhana ((DVD on Moser Baer) Amar Prem (DVD on Moser Baer/Ultra) Anand (DVD on Eagle Home Entertainment) Namak Haram (DVD on Ultra Video) The writer is Executive Director (Sales & Marketing). And no. People don’t forget me. She said: “Rajesh Khanna. When we got married. only I know what it has meant to have that famous name. that when he was posted in Pune (my birthplace). “Khanna. as this tour pro. it was one filmi aunt. in a way. stop joking. one of her colleagues asked her my name. so on and so forth were already household names. their main source of entertainment was the weekly movie shown in the Army Club. or if they have heard me correctly. www. I never fail to see their sly smiles. during attendance. I have learnt to live with it. I remember in school (Army Public School).

An increasing number of films are being shot in India. observes Supriya Sinha a indi H ollywood has suddenly taken a keen interest on Indian backdrop for its films.playing the main www. even as several Indian actors are getting plump roles in Hollywood flicks.the only Indian actor known in Hollywood . Webb says. Last month saw the release of The Amazing Spiderman. was more than willing to cast Irrfan for the power character. “For the role of Dr Ratha I 102 August 2012 . is just another example of Hollywood’s fascination with Indian locations. which was partly shot in Jodhpur. Enlightening on the character of Dr Ratha.“I practically invented this role so that I could have him on board!” says Marc. And the fact that the ambitious Spiderman flick was released in India a week ahead of its US release shows just how important the Indian market is. Marc Webb.airindiamagazine. director of the film.pop pourri i silver screen starring The latest Batman biggie The Dark Knight negative character Dr Ratha. which has Irrfan Khan .

had lot of strength. directed by Oscar winning filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow. And then you have Bollywood hottie Bipasha Basu who got her first Hollywood break with the Roland Joffe film Singularity in which she stars opposite Hollywood actor Josh Hartnett. There are several instances of Hollywood’s India obsession. Bollywood starlet Tena Desae got to play the romantic lead opposite British actor Dev Patel in the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Indian poverty and slums also featured in the multi-super hero flick The Avengers as the filmmakers had recreated Kolkata slums and had Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises was shot in Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort In The Avengers. Gateway of India happens to be one of the 14 locations where the promotional video of Ice Age 4: Continental Drift was shot vxLr 2012 103 .LOOK EAST: Several recent Hollywood box office hits have featured Indian actors and backdrops InDIAn MAsALA i needed someone who projected sophistication.airindiamagazine. very commanding and somebody with a level of intellectual sophistication as Rhys’ presence and Irrfan fitted that bill. In 2009. I am really inspired by Irrfan’s craft and work ethic and am thankful he decided to do the film. A conscious effort is being made to incorporate scenes which have India in the backdrop. Zero Dark 30. Oscar winning filmmaker Ang Lee auditioned 3000 people to pick Delhi University student Suraj Sharma for his film adaptation based on Yann Martell’s novel Life of Pi. Shabana Azmi will be seen playing Osama’s wife in the film based on the killing Osama Bin Laden. Hollywood is also smitten by Indian locations. Bigelow spent a month in Chandigarh to recreate Abottabad (where Osama was shot dead) for Zero Dark 30 to get the exact look and feel of Pakistan. but other people in Hollywood are looking out for roles to suit Irrfan!” Well. Madhya Pradesh Gateway of India is featured in the promo video of Ice Age 4: Continental Drift The Mighty Heart recreated Pakistani cities in India Slumdog Millionaire was shot in Mumbai Eat Pray Love was shot in Pataudi Palace near Gurgaon Mission Impossible 4 . Besides the Indian actors.Ghost Protocol had India in the backdrop www. a busy Kolkata street and a bazaar was recreated in New Mexico Abottabad was recreated in Chandigarh for the film Zero Dark 30 Singularity was shot in Orchha. Amitabh Bachchan will also make his Hollywood debut with a small role of Meyer Wolfsheim in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. that says a lot. And it’s just not me.

Filmmaker Christopher Nolan shot for four days in Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort for his just released Batman biggie The Dark Knight Rises. Films like Dark Zero 30 and The Mighty Heart had to be shot in India as the Pakistan authorities did not give them the permission to shoot in Pakistan. who penned down a track for the film. when he shows a busy Kolkata street in his film. Tom Cruise himself visited India to promote his film Mission Impossible 4 . several A-list celebrities from Hollywood have made a beeline to shoot their films in India. where Bipasha along with the Hollywood actors and the entire crew camped for a month. The team also worked with Indian rock band Agnee. It is largely because of the script where India figures prominently. to make the Indian audience connect with Hollywood films.” said Latchman. the film gave worldwide recognition to its actors. producer of The Avengers. location and market to the forefront. the number of requests from foreign crew for shooting films in India has shot up from 12 in 2009 to 30 in 2011. “The idea was to introduce our characters to Indian audiences in a manner that they can relate to them. This was followed by Frieda Pinto. The market size of Hollywood in India is about `850-900 crore. which contributes 10-12% of the overall box office revenue. And sometimes refusal for shooting permission by one country worked in India’s favour. According to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.a film that had India and the middle-east in the backdrop. the only Indian actor known in the west was Aishwarya Rai. She was the first Indian actress to be approached to play the lead in Steve Martin starrer The Pink Panther 2. Madhya Pradesh. who despite having no Bollywood film to her credit.airindiamagazine. Hollywood has realised the importance of India as a prominent market for their films. 104 August 2012 . Not surprisingly. Singularity was shot in the small-town Orchha. a busy Kolkata street (right) was recreated in New Mexico the Hulk coming out of a hut along with a saree clad woman. After its success. A smart business move. Cheap labour and availability of space is also drawing Hollywood crew by droves.Ghost Protocol . though the scene was shot in New Mexico. Jeremy Latchman.pop pourri i silver screen The market size of Hollywood in India is about `850-900 crore. of course. it is actually Slumdog Millionaire that has helped in bringing Indian talent. Until recently. is clear about India as a growing potential market. The Hollywood crew had to take it forward by recreating the Pakistani cities in India. Julia Roberts not only shot her film Eat Pray Love in Pataudi Palace near Gurgaon but also embraced Hinduism. Shot in Mumbai slums. became an overnight star in Hollywood just by doing 2-3 scenes in Oscar winning Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire. Needless to say. which contributes 10-12% to the overall box office revenue INDUS CREED: In The Avengers.


Just what makes this simpleton from Dholakpur click with Indians kids? Abhilasha Ojha finds out 106 August 2012 .pop pourri i small screen deadly dude Chhota Bheem’s recent debut on the big screen has been a roaring success.airindiamagazine.

featured Chotta Bheem as part of its colourful packaging to target children. Chhota Bheem or his friends don’t possess any of these things) but just the fact that “he’s cute. Notty. key rings.airindiamagazine. Interestingly. The film was made at a budget of `4 crore and has booked profits post the theatrical release. grossed `2 crore in the first week itself. For Radhika’s son and his innumerable friends and many other children. has been in exposing children to a desi hero. someone who is not god but just a brave simpleton. clothes and accessories are a favourite in children’s merchandising circuit.” quips Radhika Singh when she remembers taking her kid to watch a Chhota Bheem movie in the theatre. Chhota Bheem is serious business. glamorous costumes or fancy gadgets (no. the company behind the serial is now going to license special Chhota Bheem laddoos in the market for kids www. with dark brown mane. the concept of Chhota Bheem has clicked not just with the children but also with parents. Ben 10. the animation movie emerged a success despite fierce competition from foreign “toons” such as Doraemon. home furnishings. What’s more. Why. he’s going to Nepal in the snow-clad mountains and saving a yeti cub. “We wanted to give children a hero they could connect with. founder and MD of Green Gold Animation Pvt Ltd. the first full length feature film featuring this young hero of many Indian kids. it is for the first time in India that a food product featuring a cartoon character will be launched. home furnishings and video games. Chhota Bheem and the Curse of Damyaan. “In one movie (POGO showcases short films on Chhota Bheem). What makes this desi hero tick are not supernatural powers. making further inroads in the business of merchandising.” says a BRAND BHEEM: Chhota Bheem merchandise. a new energy drink launched by Brand Wagon Marketing.” grins Sharma. the adorable cartoon character. While Hyderabad-based Green Gold Animation Pvt Ltd. Cashing in on its soaring popularity. The biggest reason for Chhota Bheem’s success. It’s positive and I feel secure that my kids watch this stuff. Here’s someone who is not imported from Japan or America. that includes clothes. Interestingly. including clothes. is already selling Chhota Bheem merchandise.anted to simply crawl under the chair while my four-year-old son continued to clap. the company behind it is now going to license special Chhota Bheem laddoos (sweetmeats) in the market for vxLr 2012 107 . have become a huge hit Cashing in on its soaring popularity. sparkling eyes. Barbie (to name just a few). always on a rescue mission and always saving lives”. scream and shout. “This hero has a lot of friends around him so I like the camaraderie that they show. tilak on the forehead and a happy expression is already becoming a mega brand. There was not one second that he sat down and watched the film. while stationery. which developed W Chhota Bheem in 2008 for POGO. however. video games. as six-year-old Arav Sharma explains. the children’s channel of Turner International India Pvt Ltd.” says Rajiv Chilaka. released just a few weeks ago. A few weeks ago.

Raju has a fair amount of fan following. Given the hunger for an Indian cartoon hero that thousands of children in India could identify with . So far 4 seasons of the animated serial have been aired. the biggest strength of Chhota Bheem lies in the fact that it showcases the journey of a 10-year-old boy who is helpful. to classic toons like Tom and Jerry. from local. Chhota Bheem’s popularity soared within weeks of its launch and since then the “property” has only been growing. 2008 on POGO. Chhota Bheem has been aired on POGO in English. contests. contemporary fantasy-adventure like Ben 10. Regular on-ground events make sure that kids across the country meet their favourite toon superheroes. there’s a growing demand for quality content in this space that spans everything. The audience. Turner International India.and they did identify with Chhota Bheem . Check out the new episodes of season 5 every Sunday at 9. In his view. humanity. trust. Showcasing the message of friendship. strong. It’s positive and parents feel secure that their kids are watching this stuff THE MIGHTY TRIO: Chhota Bheem (centre) with his best friends Chutki and Raju i BHEEM BHAM BHOOM Chhota Bheem was launched on April 6. And you thought only the ‘Khans’ made the box-office click? 108 August 2012 www. intelligent and fun-loving. And given that Chhota Bheem’s friends also have an ardent fanfollowing (for the uninitiated. According to Desai. both fans of Chutki. with more choice in kids’ entertainment today. thanks to its soaring popularity. without being completely in-your-face. Launched in 2008 on POGO. Chhota Bheem along with his friends Chutki and Raju who live in Dholakpur. is always on various rescue missions). animators at Green Gold Animation began working overtime to complete 60 episodes. in the next few months. friend who has two girls. The serial also has a massive online presence with games. Adding the proverbial feather in the cap has been the success of the film and the toon’s growing merchandising business.30 am on POGO.” says Also on the cards is a larger portfolio of mobile-based games. So. Chhota Bheem’s best friend who sports rosy cheeks. “Children aspire to be like him. is becoming far more discerning than before.airindiamagazine.pop pourri i small screen Chhota Bheem and his friends are always on a rescue mission. director (content). spin-off short films featuring his friends are also in demand. A film based on Bheem’s best friend Raju titled Mighty Raju v/s the Great Pirate has recently been released. according to Desai. mythoinspired series like Chhota Bheem. is where Chhota Bheem’s success comes from. videos on Chhota Bheem. episodes specifically featuring his friends will continue to dominate the channel. Log onto: Pogo. Chhota Bheem started with just 13 episodes but within weeks. according to Krishna Desai.short films also started getting made specifically for the channel. With roughly 140 episodes that have already been telecast. Hindi and Telugu languages. the makers of Chhota Bheem are already prepping their hero for the next big mission: Another full length feature film that will release by 2012-end. brave. With the success of its first film. honesty. One of the most popular Indian cartoon characters. a dazzling smile and a bindi on her .

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