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ESSAY


Wounds that scarred a year
The world greeted 2001 cautiously and the eight months rolled past with their share of tragedy, scandal and hope. Then came the events of one terrible day, September 11, that cleaved the year into two distinct eras. Everyone woke up to the fact that terrorism had undergone a globalisation process of its own. Now, as we move forward, the newly interdependent world becomes frighteningly more complex. DOM MORAES reviews an eventful year on the verge of fading away. More

ISSUES
Preaching peace, waging war
Devotion to one's god and devotion to one's religious establishment are entirely different. It is dangerous to mistake the will of the religious establishment for the will of God. This spiritual illiteracy is packaged as devotion and is the reason why people express their religious devotion by hating and hurting people of other faiths, say SWAMI AGNIVESH and Rev. VALSON THAMPU. More
SPOTLIGHT
No handicap is too great
Working on the premise that no two children are alike, the teachers at Karuna Vihar, a school for mentally challenged children, design individual programmes. The key word is fun, and education is activity-based and includes skills of daily living. AN ITA JOSHUA reports. More

COLUMNS
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Degrees of powerlessness
LOOSE CANON
By Rukun Advani
Corbett's three lives

AGAINST THE GRAIN
By C.rammanohar Reddy
`Peace be with you'
ROUNDABOUT
Up hill, down dale

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
The fallout of disaster
MEDIA PULSE
By Sevanti Ninan
The stamp of DD

DOWN TO EARTH
By Mrinal Pande
Athens to Animal Farm
SIGHTINGS
LIFESTYLE
CRAFT
Disappearing traditions
Rural craft has always held a special place in our history. Visvakarma's Children: Stories of India's Craftspeople by Jaya Jaitly explores how a promising beginning for artisans has succumbed to technology over the years. A review by SABITA RADH AKRISHNA. More
CINEMA
A strong, human script
Merchant-Ivory's `The Mystic Masseur' — based on V.S. Naipaul's book of the same name — has much going in its favour: the music, the screenplay and the performances. It is, says UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA, a fitting tribute to the Nobel Lau reate. More
Truth and illusion
Since its recognition at the Trento Film Festival, Italy, `Jesus Goes to India' has been evoking a multifarious response worldwide. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN talks to director Preeti Chandrakant. More
Facets of life
The films screened at the recent Tokyo International Film Festival showed that Asian cinema had many stories to tell, many plots to uncover and many themes to analyse. GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN reports. More

HEALTH
FITNESS MATTERS
For a good night's sleep
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a debilitating sleep-related breathing disorder. Noted fitness expert PEG JORDAN looks at remedies. More

BOOKS
REVIEW
Flavours of a culture
FOOD provides one of the most fascinating windows into a culture — enabling important insights into its mores and customs; tracing its social and economic history; documenting its rites and rituals. Since this is a relatively new approach ... 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 "Guru Chandala" Yogam? Will it give benefit? What may be the bad effects?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena




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