Special offers at
January/ February 2005
- Bird Trade
species listed in the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 are often traded
locally or exported out of India under false names by camouflaging them with
dyes. Till a few years ago, Green Munias or Avadavats were exported mixed
with a flock of dyed female Red Muniah or were declared as exotic "Tiger
Films - Soha Ali Khan
Soha, daughter of actress
Sharmila Tagore and former Indian cricket captain Nawab Mansoor Ali Khan and
sister of actor Saif Ali Khan has crossed the Rubicon and decided to follow
her mother and brother (in that order) in acting. Her debut film, Dil
Maange More opposite heartthrob Shahid Kapoor has generated hype and
curiosity and got her reasonably good reviews. She looks all set for a long
innings in films.
Excerpts from an exclusive interview
- Rahmani Handlooms of Pakistan
inspiration comes from three main sources. The traditional
Pakistani ethnic heritage, the classical Mughal florals,
the geometrics, and the spaciousness and sheer grandeur of the
roof and wall panels of Mughal forts and palaces.
Read on ...
- Looking Back 2004
On October 1,
2004 Punita Arora
became the first woman officer to be Lieutenant General in the Indian army,
and Padmavathy Bandopadhyay, the first woman to be Air Marshal in Indian Air
Force. Both are doctors and were batchmates at the Armed Forces Medical
College in Pune.
Read on ...
Protection of World Heritage Sites
in Bangladesh & Nepal