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ISSUES

Shorn off an oppressed past
They continued to trickle in under the coppery sun. In a short while, it was possible to realise that a very large number of people had arrived, amid the sound of Buddhist chants, orange robes and shaven heads ... .The recent Dalit conversion rally i n Delhi will be a signpost to the future of India, says poet and columnist DOM MORAES. More


PERSPECTIVE
Where are the moderates?
The `war against terror' has created a new language, says AYESHA KHAN. It is being used to frame all discussion of current political and military realities. At this point, one has to question the complicity of the media in adopting this new termino logy of `friend' and `foe' without seriously and consistently questioning its assumptions. More
HISTORY
Field of blood
Auschwitz is a universally recognised symbol of the genocide. The Nazis carried out mass extermination of Jews at camps like these. Today they stand as mute witness to the horrors of World War II. P. SUBRAMANYAM continues his tour of Poland. More
MATTER OF FACT FROM JAPAN
Burden of the age
With the unemployment figure reaching the highest since the War, youngsters in Japan have little to look forward to after a 12 year stint in high school. GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN writes. More

COLUMNS
BOOK TALK
By David Davidar
Hunting the tiger
MEDIA PULSE
By Sevanti Ninan
Radio revolution

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
A blow for peace
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Remembering the great war

SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Who's afraid of aging?
CREATIVE QUEST
By Rajni Bakshi
Giving peace a chance
PEOPLE
TRIBUTE
Nehru revisited
A blend of aristocratic birth, elitist education and militant nationalism, Jawaharlal Nehru remains a towering inspiration in the annals of history. V.R. KRISHNA IYER pays tribute to India's finest thinker and leader. More

LIFESTYLE
CINEMA
Aura of a new world
Children's entertainment has been segregated from that of the adult. It has, consequently, become imaginative, filled with unbelievable creatures and even people. K. HARIHARAN on this genre of films in the context of the Children's Film Festival i n Hyderabad. More
ART
Four weeks in a factory
`Steelworks', an international artists' residency programme at Mumbai, was a bold attempt to fuse the studio with a technological environment. RANJIT HOSKOTE looks at the task of translating artistic conception into physical form. More
CUISINE
Sweet accompaniments
EVERY region in India has its special variety of stuffed sweet parathas or rotis, an integral part of festival and wedding menus. More
CULTURE
Epitome of knowledge
SITUATED in the Western Ghats on the banks of the Tungabhadra, Sringeri is the seat of spirituality established by Adi Shankara in the Eighth century More
ROUNDABOUT
The essence of eco-tourism
India's first planned ecotourism destination, Thenmala, is reassuringly eco-friendly, say HUGH and COLLEEN GANTZER. More
GARDENING
Casual arrangements
MANY plant specimens have come home to be sketched, painted or to be studied. While I worked on the plants many of them, in the warm Chennai weather, wilted and ended up in the wastebasket. More

HEALTH
HEALTHWATCH
Humour in your life
IN the past two weeks, I have broken one of my toes (the same one, mind you) three times... Now the first time, I was angry at my clumsiness. The second time I was astounded at my stupidity. But the third time, I simply had to laugh. It was someone's way of telling me I needed some new material ... More
Placebo myth
For long, medical practitioners have believed that placebos have therapeutic value. But new research may prove otherwise. More
BOOKS
REVIEW
Coming home
THERE is a well-worn story often told about Malayalis, or Keralites if you will. That when Louis Armstrong took that small step for humanity, a Keralite was waiting there to refresh him with a hot cuppa 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 the 22nd Drokkana; how is it to be located?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena




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