FEBRUARY  2002




FEBRUARY 2002 Contents


 Ageing - breaking mind barriers!

 'My Secret of Longevity' 
 BC Sanyal
 HD Shourie
 Khushwant Singh
 Raunaq Singh
 MS Oberoi

 Ageing & Performing Artists


 New Age Women Writers

 Performing Arts

 The Kuchipudi Reddy Family


 South Asians in News 2001 
 International Recognition and
 National Awards

Magsaysay Awards

Newsmakers & breakers in

Golf, Tennis, Hockey, Squash


 Know Your Leaders
 Arun Jaitley
 Amar Singh
 Abhishek Singhvi
 Omar Abdullah
 Sitaram Yechuri



 Mango - the King of Fruits


 Abdul Sattar Edhi


 Sunita Sharma - India's First  
 Lady Guru of Cricket


 'Knock at Every Alien Door'
 - Serialization of an
 unpublished novel by
 Joseph Harris - Chapter 2


 Vasundhara Das - the bride of
 'Monsoon Wedding' 

 Fashion & Jewellery

 Poonam Soni- new look to gold


 Editor's Note



the craft shop

the print gallery


Silk Road on Wheels

The Road to Freedom

Enduring Spirit

Parsis-Zoroastrians of

The Moonlight Garden

Contemporary Art in Bangladesh




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Ageing & The Performing Arts

Do creative people live longer than their peers?
The general consensus is that strong interests or pursuits not only extend the lifespan but also enhance the quality of that extended period of life. The people below prove the point. 


Vyjayanthimala Bali
Age 70

"I don't understand this concept of getting aged. I am still young at heart and I personally feel that only now I am at my peak. My best is yet to come."

Bharatnatyam danseuse (she still gives dance performances), film actress, former Congress MP (resigned in 1999) - now with BJP, Golfer- National Golf Championship (15 Handicap). She was introduced to the game by her late husband Dr. Bali. 




Pandit Ravi Shankar
Age 82

Described as "Music Bridge Builder Between east and west", Ravi Shankar's sitar and music have influenced the global society. He is still creating music.

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Girija Devi
Age 72

One of India's foremost classical singers, Girija Devi still gives concerts - singing the perfect thumris.


Naushad Ali
Age 82

Naushad Sahib, has composed music for over 60 years. Still active in the music industry, he continues to create music and is also an active voice on Music Copyrights. 

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Ustad Bismillah Khan
Age 85

Recently awarded the Bharat Ratna, Ustad Bismillah Khan's Shehnai has been the Prologue for many important State functions. Generations have grown up listening to his lilting dhuns. A soft-spoken and a congenial man in private, Bismillah Khan is a living legend.


Lata Mangeshkar
Age 72

Few need introduction to Lata Mangeshkar, Bharat Ratna. Her voice and songs have a following the world over. She has had countless hits - and is still singing. Also a Member, Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament)

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