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ESSAY
Paradox in paradise
Everyday life seems to belie the blood spots on Colombo's common memory. The people are friendly, polite, and helpful and the streets are still streets. The traumas have not surfaced, although this is Sri Lanka, a country racked by decades of civil war. Beauty and horror co-exist and there is a constant exchange between violence and normality. An essay by ILIJA TROJANOW. More


SOCIETY
Doing away with daughters
A recent newspaper advertisement for an `American kit' that helps in pre-natal gender determination has focussed attention once again on the issue of a preference for sons. What happened to the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994, asks AMMU JOSEPH. More
SPOTLIGHT
Resilience is quake resistant
Last month, Balben, a resident of Venasar village in the Little Rann of Kutch, moved into her new house. The story of how she got it is an interesting one, as it illustrates the importance of looking at relief as a long-term investment in develop ment, says KALPANA SHARMA. More
PEOPLE
Who speaks for the Jarawas?
In 1997, a group of Jarawas made contact for the first time with the outside world. It was a move that triggered numerous problems for them and has left them teetering on the brink of extinction. S. THEODORE BASKARAN writes of efforts to save them. More
HISTORY
The Warsaw ghetto
The Jewish uprising at the Warsaw ghetto was a heroic, yet tragic struggle. But it saw the world's conscience being shaken and led to protests against the genocide. P. SUBRAMANYAM continues the series on the holocaust. More

FOCUS
TRIBUTE
All things must pass
The Beatles did not just produce music, they also created a sound. George Harrison — through his lush orchestrations and forays into Indian music — was very much a part of this. But the best body of his work came during the last few ye ars of The Beatles. Like Harrison the composer, Harrison the musician flowered somewhat late in the life of the group, writes MUKUND PADMANABHAN. More

MUSINGS
JOTTINGS
Outside a music hall
With the Music Festival round the corner, the sabhas in Chennai are abuzz with activity, SVK writes, with a touch of humour, on what goes on behind the scenes. More
Iteration of Royals?
`You said that yours had been a solitary struggle. When you began you had few well wishers, and little practical help.' Novelist RANGA RAO writes an open letter to V.S. Naipaul. More

COLUMNS
MEDIA PULSE
By Sevanti Ninan
He was a star campaigner
ON SECOND THOUGHT
By Shari Caudron
Remembering a good boy

AGAINST THE GRAIN
By C. Rammanohar Reddy
Destruction by e-mail
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
By Shashi Tharoor
Churchill and his biographer

CRICKET LORE
By Ramachandra Guha
The greatest cricket book



LIFESTYLE
ART
Cult of the ancestors
The tradition of using portraits in ancestor worship reflects the faiths, customs, costumes, furniture and the art of painting. They are windows to understanding Chinese society, says R. NAGASWAMY. More
Wa(i)sting away
Eating disorders especially among teenagers are on the rise as people aspire for the Ally McBeal look. There is an urgent need to create an awareness on this issue, says KANCHANA BANERJEE. More
CUISINE
Bake me a dish
Heat the ghee and the corn and sauté till almost half cooked. Add the milk, mix well and cook on medium heat till it is almost absorbed. Add the chilli-ginger paste, salt, sugar, lemon juice and garam masala. Mix and cook till the ... More

HEALTH
HEALTHWATCH
Spare a thought for the doctor
While medical practitioners need to spend more time with their patients, the latter need to realise that doctors too are like them and need time for themselves, says DR. SARANYA NARAYAN. More

BOOKS
Visitations in a small town
"PRAISE THE LORD" is one of those stories where the Malayali imagination and the sense of laughter are allowed free rein. It's a story about an idle but contented plantation owner completely satisfied with his lot, his riches, his pretty wife and ... 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
A Vrischika Lagna horoscope shows the Sun at 222 degrees and 26 minutes; and Rahu at 238 degrees, 34 minutes. Is the native liable to suffer the curse of forefathers?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena




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