has a way with dreams, studying psychology at the University of California, Los
Angeles, makes her walk the mind's maze with such ease. But all the while that
she fiddled with other people's dreams, Borys nurtured one for herself - to see
India, the land of yoga and Buddhism. Borys, the famous photographer, also has
a way with images, she captures them in all their splendor, in their naked truths,
in their viciousness. All on her Minolta.
Matrix, adventure & charity
comes on horseback!
has worked on the special effects of The Matrix and X-Men, produced commercials
for clients in China, managed special events at Cannes and Sundance film festivals,
piloted his single engine plane across the Atlantic several times, knows French
literature and photography
. and now he is into adventure travel.
Not at all confused
writer, singer, lyricist, film-maker, who hops between London and New York singing
in two bands, is funky, to say the least. Her debut novel, Born Confused, was
chosen Larry King/CNN book of the week...
Music from a tiny village
, the renowned sarod player talks of his childhood,
his love for sarod and his little village 'Deoghar'.
who straddles between Los Angeles and New York, and has starred in hits like 'American
Desi' and 'Green Card Fever', prays for a little more anger within the South Asian
Making history by writing it
is the most famous of all sardars. He has written
85 books in his 84 years. An agnostic, Singh loves his Scotch, animated women
and finds men boring.
'I never ask anything from God'
, the Maharaja of Gwalior, can fill a palace
with his charm and style. But he has just two needs: a clean bedsheet and a clean
bathroom. The only thing he regrets is the lack of "cutting edge" that British
universities failed to imbibe..
Prime Minister with a goatee
, the former prime minister
of India, shares memories of his dog named Dyer, his two-roomed classroom spilling
out on the street and his bright classmate.
The batty, scatty veejay & model
, just 22, has straddled the ramp and television
with equal ease, but her rep varies from a flower-child to a rebel. Surprisingly,
she still comes across as a girl next door.
In sync with Life
the noted danseuse, tied the ghungroo around her tiny ankles when she was just
four. Today more than 60, she is not afraid of getting old and still loves pouring
herself into Life.
Of stress, innocence & sensuality
, the famous Indian painter, has an ambivalent relationship
with life: he hates the stress of everyday existence, yet is happy when he meets
a kindred soul, when the flowers bloom and when the stars defy the soiled sky
and shine in all their beauty.
Of porcelain skin & male name
, is stunning. That's a fact. The model, who
was discovered at a cinema, says "knowing me could be boring." She does not smoke,
drink and is intimdated by 'cooking'.
Primatologist with a green thumb
, has a male name and is a primtaologist. "I
have studied primate behaviour all my life. Of late I have my attention towards
the garbage problem, the onslaught of plastic and hospital waste, which is endangering
so many lives. But all my life I have also loved colours, the reds, the pinks,
the greens; I have woven dreams in colour and aesthetics is just a way of life."
:: The dancer
who loves gizmos
India's most famous kathak dancer, refuses to be lured even
by a 10 carat diamond. Give him some electronic gizmo instead, or challenge him
to a game of kite flying…
Inside Khushwant Singh's home
home has rarely been
photographed. An old sofa with raw silk upholstery, a stool standing at its foot,
is his favourite haunt. Brown is dominant in his home - brown sofa, beige upholstery,
brown lampshade, brown shelves.
Death is beckoning me
India's best known wrestling guru. Anyone who has brought laurels for India in
wrestling must have kicked dust in Guru Hanuman's akhada. Such was his training,
diligence and passion for the sport.