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The militarisation of women has been criticised for flying in the face of the tenets of the feminist movement. As an example, these critics would cite the case of the LTTE, where its women cadre still thinks in terms of simplistic notions of gender e quality. But as a guerilla outfit that claims the women's liberation movement to be an integral part of its `greater struggle', its real test will be when its separatist struggle ends, says NIRUPAMA SUBRAMANIAM. An essay in the context of Internation al Women's Day that fell on March 8. More


Dispelling notions
  • "THE idea of sacrifice as something spiritual and noble is one that pervades Tamil Hindu literature," says Mangalika Silva, coordinator of Women for Peace in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Silva has dedicated her life to researching and writing about ... More
    COMMENT
    Redefining shared spaces
    The Protection from Domestic Violence Bill seeks to protect women from abuse within the home. Yet, to address this issue on a comprehensive level, the Bill needs to take into account the concept of a shared household, says SHEILA JAYAPRAKASH. More
    THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT
    Politics of plurality
    With the passage of International Women's Day on March 8, questions about the women's movement still remain: Should educating women and mobilising them to participate in social change be given priority or should problems of the individual be addresse d? More
    REFLECTIONS
    Sacred and profane
    What is the role of the media in our social world? How much are we prepared to endure in the name of fun, entertainment and glamour? PREMA RAGHUNATH on the role that media plays in our lives today. More

    Environment
    NATURE
    Easy Goan birding
    Never do all your birding indoors, says RANJIT LAL. It's lazy and scandalous ... . More

    Columns
    FIRST STRIKE
    By Anil Dharker
    Curbing the spirit
    CAMBRIDGE LETTER
    By Bill Kirkman
    Barring the common attitude

    THE OTHER HALF
    By Kalpana Sharma
    After Mumbai, it's Gujarat
    MEDIA PULSE
    By Sevanti Ninan
    Media on the rampage

    BOOK TALK
    By David Davidar
    A harvest of sighs
    CREATIVE QUEST
    By Rajni Bakshi
    Opening the mind's door

    ON SECOND THOUGHT
    By Shari Caudron
    Whiners need not apply

    Sightings
    People
    IN THE NEWS
    Coming full circle
    Critics have accused Ravi Shankar of having sold out to the West. The recent award of a Grammy to the maestro cannot be equated to the Booker or a million dollar advance, but the fact remains that Indian writing in English has yet to produce its Ra vi Shankar, says PARTHO DATTA. More

    Lifestyle
    ART
    The real bard?
    A recent exhibition in Toronto had a painting said to be that of William Shakespeare. Is it really a portrait of the Bard of Avon? More
    EXPERIENCE
    Pristine paradox
    Kosovo remains a place of enigmatic contrasts. After it became synonymous with ethnic carnage and a beacon of a people's will to survive, it continues to baffle the outsider with its façade of peace under the shadow of war. SAYANTANI JAFA writes. More
    TRAVEL
    Not a stereotyped holiday
    Orissa has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, but the fact is that it is an ideal holiday destination, says ZIYA US SALAM. More

    Health
    HEALTH WATCH
    Water: when too much is not good
    A healthy person can consume a large quantity of water without any deleterious effect. But in those people who have impaired water clearance, it could result in hyponatremia. More
    HEALTH ALERT
    Breast Self Examination: A safety net
    THERE is a rising incidence of breast tumours in India. Fortunately, the majority of these are benign and only a comparative minority are cancers. The incidence of breast cancer in India is estimated at approximately 9,000 cases a year. This is ... More

    Books
    REVIEW
    Keeping the vow
    Courtship & Marriage is an easy-to-read guide that provides an understanding into what is happening in one's relationship. GOUTAM GHOSH on the book's relevance today. 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 groom's birth star is Mrigasira and the proposed bride's in Dhanishta. Can Mrigasira be matched with any other star without going into Dasa-vidha-p-poruttham? Should we consider the fact that Mrigasira and Dhanishta come under the same Rajju?


    Mesha

    Rishabha

    Mithuna

    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena




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