By Saibal Chatterjee
The upcoming 37thToronto International Film Festival will showcase the work of four first-time Indian directors in its City to City programme dedicated to Mumbai-made independent cinema.
MUMBAI: Twelve kilos lighter, many light-years wiser and health-conscious, Shatrughan Sinha is healed and healthy again. Though still in hospital, Sinha who was hospitalized with a severe respiratory disorder on 2 July is well on the road to full recovery, and should be out of hospital within a week, reports Subhash K Jha from Mumbai.
By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: “I am lonely,” Mumtaz, the heartthrob of millions in the 1960s and 70s, tells Subhash K Jha from London as she turned 65 on July 31.
Q: 65 years of a celebrated life. How do you look back?
A: No complaints. Life can’t be a bed of roses. My first 26 years was a time of hard work. I was an obedient child to my parents. Whatever I earned I gave to my parents. Never asked them where my money went. After I got married my husband has given me lots of comforts . I enjoy the life of affluence. But I am a bit lonely.
Q: Why are you lonely?
A: My husband is traveling constantly. My elder daughter is married to Fardeen Khan and lives in Mumbai
TORONTO: Winning independent India’s first gold medal and singing our new National Anthem was an exhilarating experience, all-time hockey great Balbir Singh, who was a member of the hockey team that won the gold medal at the London Olympics in 1948, tells Gurmukh Singh.
“There are many, many such moments from the Olympics that are etched in my memory.
By Gurmukh Singh
Rising from the small town of Garhdiwala near Hoshiarpur, Indian American doctor Harvinder Sahota of Los Angeles has gone on to become one of the foremost cardiologists in the world.
An alumnus of Patiala Medical College, the 70-year-old cardiologist invented the world-famous Perfusion Balloon in the mid-1980s and performed north India’s first angioplasty at the PGI in Chandigarh in 1990.