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The refashioning of a secular polity
The new politicised versions of religion seen in operation today do not represent the revival of religious traditions, but are proposals for a `new world'. Based on the purging of real and imagined humiliation and the eradication of opposition and di fference, these are counter-modernities. But why are they rooted in the minds of millions, asks RANJIT HOSKOTE.

Focus
EXPERIMENT
Dawn of a new consciousness
The principle of unity in diversity is the basis of life in Auroville. Is this not the lesson we need today to live in harmony, asks ANNE GILBERT.

Environment
Chronic exposure
In an exclusive e-mail interview, U.S.-based pest control officer Steve Tvedten speaks to journalist SHREE PADRE about his tragedy and views on pesticides.

Columns
CRICKET LORE
By Ramachandra Guha
A family of cricketers
MEDIA PULSE
By Sevanti Ninan
Questionable treatment

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
By Shashi Tharoor
Experiment with autocracy
AGAINST THE GRAIN
By C. Rammanohar Reddy
Fact, fiction, simplification — Hollywood style

DOWN TO EARTH
By Mrinal Pande
Poisoned waters
STYLE
By Diane Sustendal
The return of business suits

People
VIGNETTES
The circling act
Jackie Kennedy was a fashion icon in her day. JAIBOY JOSEPH narrates a so-far untold story about the trend-setter.


IN CONVERSATION
Through the viewfinder
As one who highlights issues through his documentaries, Anand Patwardhan is no stranger to controversy. His latest film "War and Peace" on the nuclear race has won awards at the recent Mumbai International Film Festival. RONITA TORCATO finds out what makes the film-maker tick.

Lifestyle
ART
Reinterpreting cinematic memory
Mainstream Indian cinema is now being seen as the repository of fantasy. `Cinema Still', an exhibition curated by Gayatri Sinha, explores the relationship between art and cinema, says MADHU JAIN.
THEATRE
Transposing realities
The plot and sub-plot of "Hayavadana" by Girish Karnad intertwine to explore the tricky questions of identity and the nature of reality. ARUNDHATI RAY reviews a recent performance in Kolkata.
EXPERIENCE
Wealth of Welsh reasons for rhyme
The riches of Welsh poetry are celebrated annually at the roving National Eisteddfod. ADITI DE writes about the `sitting' last year.

Health
HEALTHWATCH
Child safety: a checklist
Many accidents to children can be prevented if a few precautions are taken. DR. B. RAMACHANDRAN outlines what needs to be done.

Books
JOURNEYS
Down the Brahmaputra
Smitten by wanderlust and lured by India, Mark Shand has travelled across much of the country. SUCHITRA BEHAL speaks to him about his latest book River Dog.
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
The 2nd house representing wealth, family, speech and the 7th house representing, spouse, friendship, marital status are called Marakasthanas. Please comment.


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena




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