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ISSUES


One rule for the West, another for the rest
As against the complete global — and certainly western — apathy towards victims of extreme forms of violence, as in Rwanda for instance, September 11 has been seen as an apocalyptic event for the whole world. Within weeks, the deliberati on on terrorism and global conflict has been reduced to a mumbo-jumbo of self-justifying mantras and instant axioms, say ILIJA TROJANOW and RANJIT HOSKOTE. Given the tenor of this debate, are their arguments anti-American? More
The battle for justice
Gender injustice is a problem that is seen all over the world. But unless there are certain attitudinal changes, women will continue to get a raw deal. Professor MADHU DANDAVATE analysed the roots of this problem at the Besant Lecture delivered at th e Theosophical Society, Chennai, on December 27. Excerpts from the speech. More

ENVIRONMENT
Save the tiger
One way we can save the tiger is to protect the biodiversity of sanctuaries, for that can sustain both man and nature. More
Mammoth love
Animals too, have personal likes and dislikes. DHRITI K. LAHIRI-CHOUDHURY writes on some quirks of elephants he has observed. More

COLUMNS
ASTRAL FRONTIERS
By Laurie Baum
Ushering in the New Year
SLICE OF LICE
By V. Gangadhar
Going strong at 99

FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharkar
It's that time of the year
CRICKET LORE
By Ramachandra Guha
Art is international

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Charity: answer to inequality
MEDIA PULSE
By Sevanti Ninan
Paradox of dotcoms


PEOPLE
CLOSE-UP
An eye for the antique
Patrick Bowring, a dealer in art, is graceful and witty in an almost Edwardian way, with a natural sense of the absurd. `Indians have never had a tradition that says they should value old pieces,' he told DOM MORAES. More

LIFESTYLE
CULTURE
Music for the people
Though film music is often compared unfavourably with classical music, it is a genre that is marked by constant experimentation and innovation, says S. THEODORE BASKARAN, tracing its evolution through the years. More
Let's celebrate the New Year
IT is customary to usher in the New Year, with pomp and splendour — where there is merriment with family and friends, and special meals to tantalise the taste buds. Here are a few simple recipes for the festive season. Doughnuts ... More
GARDENING
Eyecatching purple
IN November last year, the grounds of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, looked splendid. The plant Arrabidaea magnifica Sprague (Bigonia magnifica Bull) was in bloom and wherever you looked, there were purple ... More
DESTINATION
The Sabah experience
Referred to as the land below the wind, Sabah, in eastern Malaysia is refreshing. A peaceful ambience greets a visitor everywhere, says S. ANNAMALAI. More
Metaphorical dialogue
TO thousands of Indians in the United States, Tirumala, the sacred abode of the Lord of the Seven Hills will always be Tirumala. But in the event of not being able to make the long trip back home for what often turns out to be a fleeting glimpse ... More
TECHNOLOGY
A threat to cinema?
In film-making today, `going digital' is the buzz word. But is it really superior to existing technology? Noted filmmaker K. HARIHARAN writes. More

HEALTH
No limits to healing
Though considered futuristic and experimental, telemedicine is ideal for India. Quality medical services can be made available to a patient, says DR. K. GANAPATHY. More
Power of passion and creativity
A cancer experience can allow you the opportunity to reflect back on your life, make changes and do the things that you've always wanted to do. More
Focussing on health
Lonely, withdrawn and dissatisfied, Peter came to India to seek help, T.K.V DESIKACHAR writes. More

BOOKS
The world we crave for
R. K. NARAYAN's The Writerly Life — Selected Non-fiction is a somewhat obese book with a 517 pages-fat body that includes the publisher's note and the author's foreword reproduced from an earlier collection of his essays, A ... 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
How rigid is the rule governing the prescription of a gap of time between the weddings of siblings (brothers)?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena




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