A child’s first canvas has always been a house and a family standing below a crayonned blue sky. But must the blue sky now become a mere memory, to be lugged back from vacations and longed for at all other times?
After Angkor Wat, Ansari and the Indian delegation also made a pit stop at Cambodia’s other stunning temple, the Ta Prohm, where, too, India was involved in its restoration and is set to start a new phase of restoration soon.
It was a high school when the Pol Pot regime took over it after coming to power. As the classrooms changed into cells and the cries of prisoners replaced the cheerful laughter of children, S-21 entered the modern lexicon of horror.
A religious zealot, an able administrator, a narrow-minded ruler are some labels that the sixth Mughal emperor bears. Was he India’s cruellest despot or just a religious conservative who lacked the flair and imagination of his ancestors?
Adman and lyricist Prasoon Joshi speaks about growing up in small-town India,advertising as "transparent" hyperbole and his debut as a scriptwriter with Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. This session was moderated by National Features Editor Devyani Onial