Nek Chand: Shaping concrete into soul-stirring sculptures

NEK CHAND (1924-2015) The Partition was the catalyst. It resulted in Nek Chand being displaced from his home in what became Pakistan in 1947. It was because of the Partition that the truncated Punjab would need a new capital, which would become the place that would give Nek Chand employment, a new home and eventually allow him to give concrete …


Vinod Mehta’s life’s journey & outlook

Editor Unplugged: Media, Magnates, Netas and Me by Vinod Mehta. Penguin. Pages 281. Rs 599 Book review by Roopinder Singh Journalists never retire, even when they walk into the sunset, they toil to produce columns. Sometimes, they write books. The sheer nature of a journalist’s work makes for an exposure to a wide range of situations and people of accomplishment. …