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ISSUES

Of reptiles and reforms
The odd encounter with a snake is an occupational hazard for farmers. But in parts of Andhra Pradesh, especially Mahbubnagar and Anantapur districts, such incidents are happening too often; far beyond what would be considered to be `normal'. The rea sons are bound to arouse curiosity and are linked to the State's power reforms, says noted journalist P. SAINATH. More


Bio-tech as bio-terror
While the recent decision to destroy acres of transgenic Bt. cotton in Gujarat may have been a landmark one, it also highlights the issue of the violation of bio-safety laws and norms, writes VANDANA SHIVA. More
The Osama persona
After September 11, Osama bin Laden's turban, his beard and his `costume' have all come to signify a hated image, not an individual, says AMRIT SRINIVASAN. More
ENVIRONMENT
Auroville's butterfly phenomenon
The butterfly, for long a symbol of the destruction of bio-diversity, is also a sign of transformation. Nowhere could this be said to be truer than of Auroville, says ANNE GILBERT, hoping that a way will be found for the Auroville experiment to ev olve and the winged species to continue to enjoy its environment. More
HISTORY
A bitter period in Europe's past
More than four million Jews were exterminated by the Nazis at concentration camps during World War II. On a visit to Poland, P. SUBRAMANYAM writes on the massacre of 1,600 Jews by their Polish neighbours in a village. Beginning a series of article s on this ghastly period of Europe's history. More
COLUMNS
MEDIA PULSE
By Sevanti Ninan
Current affairs, DD style
BOOK TALK
By David Davidar
A matter of timing

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Filling stomachs and souls
CRICKET LORE
By Ramachandra Guha
A supreme Springbok

SCRIBBLING PAD
By Sudhanshu Ranade
Waging war, waging peace

SIGHTINGS
LIFESTYLE
ART
Developing art indigenously
Artworld Gallery, Chennai, will exhibit sculptor S. NANDAGOPAL's life-size sculptures from December 16 - 25. Winner of a gold medal at the Fourth International Triennale and twice recipient of the National Award, he has also received the Homi Bhabha Fellowship. In this article, he presents some of the issues and concerns that characterise contemporary art today . More
CUISINE
Sweets for a festival
Deepavali is not just the festival of lights but is also a time for good cheer. A few recipes in celebration. More
CINEMA
The return of Hannibal Lecter
The novel on which the film `Hannibal' is based is not only tasteless but sinister as well. However, the film is a must for lovers of horror, says T. G. VAIDYANATHAN in a critique. More
CULTURE
A dream come true
Shantha and V. P. Dhananjayan's passion for dance led to the establishment of an institution for art-integrated education. V. R. DEVIKA speaks to the couple about their beliefs, ideals and goals. More
HEALTH
HEALTHWATCH
Under stress
The `working mother syndrome' must be recognised as a medical problem, writes DR. SUNIL JAIN. More
BOOKS
REVIEW
The politics of conversions
The regional language and the caste system were delinked from the purely religious and used as a vehicle for social and cultural integration, says ALBAN COUTO in the concluding part of his review on a book on religious conversions. More
LITERATURE
Voices of Australian poetry
Australian poetry has wonderful voices to present. S. MOHAN writes on varied themes of the poets. More
ASTROLOGY
SUN SIGNS
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead


Aries

Taurus

Gemini

Cancer

Leo

Virgo

Libra

Scorpio

Sagittarius

Capricorn

Aquarius

Pisces


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
What is Graha Yuddha?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena




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