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Politics of children's games
The evolution of toys and games is interesting as it goes back to an age when childhood, as a concept, did not exist and where history records children to be little adults. Now, when children have become consumers in their own right, ANURADHA KUMAR e xamines the debate over the `influence' of modern games on impressionable minds, and the importance of playtime.


Game for play?
Perhaps we need to look at our traditions to discover new ways to play, says VINITA SIDDHARTHA.
Serious business
Play, an essential part of growing up, is often underestimated.
REFLECTIONS
Reckoning with Gujarat: Contemplating tradition
Spiritual wisdom is not impervious to human distortion and bigotry. Truth may be eternal but human perception of it is, by definition, conditioned, with all its messy implications. LATA MANI on the recent events in Gujarat.

Focus
Flames of hatred
`All around us, injured people were lying on the floor ... Those without physical scars had obviously been wounded in their minds, which might never properly heal.' DOM MORAES records his impressions of Ahmedabad after the riots.

Columns
FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
History of Guja-riot
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Landed with Zimbabwe

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Placating the battered
AGAINST THE GRAIN
By C. Rammanohar Reddy
Survivors do not matter

MEDIA PULSE
By Sevanti Ninan
Promoting the Oscars
SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Hate rules

RURAL DIARY
By Pushpa Surendra
Freedom in the cage
ETIQUETTE
By Hilka Klinkenberg
Balancing trick

SCRIBBLING PAD
By Sudhanshu Ranade
Making money

Sightings
Lifestyle
CINEMA
The movie lover's companion
Pauline Kael wasn't just any critic. She had, what PRADEEP SEBASTIAN calls an uncanny, marvellous knack to spot the little film that the others had allowed to get away.
HERITAGE
Crafting a future
Paramparik Karigar is an organisation of craftspersons formed to preserve and promote traditional arts and crafts. Its main aim is to empower craftsmen and enable them to live with dignity. ARUNDHATHI SUBRAMANIAM on the driving force behind the orga nisation, Roshan Kalapesi.

Health
HEALTH PERSPECTIVE
World Tuberculosis Day: Shouldering the burden
While the Revised National Tuberculosis Programme has attempted to cover a large section of the population, with an element of success, the importance of the private sector in TB control cannot be underestimated. A look at the ground realities on the occasion of World TB Day today.
Proposing a partnership
FIFTY per cent of all TB patients in India first contact the private practitioners. It is imperative, therefore, to involve the private sector of health into the Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (RNTCP). Advocacy for Control of ...
Reaching out
Prolonged medication and the expenses involved are the reasons why TB patients discontinue treatment. This is where REACH makes a difference.
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 are the marital prospects for a woman with Mesha lagna, Rohini star? She has Mars in 4th, Guru and Saturn in 10th, Venus in 12th, Sun, Moon, and Budha in 2nd, Rahu in 5th, and Kethu in 11th. Will the mutual aspect of Neecha grahas be nullified?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena




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