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But where are the tourists?
No other country has as much to offer to a tourist than India, but the fact is that every year, more travellers head towards Hong Kong and Singapore than this country. The point is simple, says M. RIAZ HASAN. India does not welcome the visitor.


IN THE NEWS
Dollars fuel violence
Support from the United States has encouraged Israel in its conflict with the Palestinians. But right now, the U.S. can help diffuse the immediate crisis by using the leverage its aid to Israel provides, argues writer ROBERT JENSEN.
IN THE NEWS
Naming the guilty
The perpetrators of the violence that has engulfed Gujarat have derived their encouragement and legitimacy from the subjective endorsement extended to partisan and communal sentiments, say SWAMI AGNIVESH and Rev. VALSON THAMPU. The first of a two- part article.

Columns
MEDIA PULSE
By Sevanti Ninan
Juggling with words
FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
Prolonged and more brazen

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Speechless and wordless
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Media mathematics

BOOK TALK
By David Davidar
The real cost of genocide
SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Red carpet welcome

Lifestyle
ART
The painter who was Picasso
Picasso's influence on 20th Century art extended the boundaries of painting, says UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA after viewing `Metamorphoses 1900-1972: Works from the French Collections', an exhibition of the maestro's works.
Wish you were here?
From baby boomer to barely pubescent, rock fans across the country poured into Bangalore last weekend to pay homage to Roger Waters, whose erstwhile band Pink Floyd has shaped the thinking of generations of teenagers. The concert itself was a celebra tion of the genius of Floyd, says MUKUND PADMANABHAN.
THEATRE
A long way to go
The National School of Drama's annual festival is an opportunity to showcase Indian theatre worldwide. Unfortunately, the standard that one expects from this leading theatre body was missing — the productions were poor, the organisation, disma l. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN on the unexplored potential of the festival.
Home truths about timeshare
HUGH and COLLEEN GANTZER look at what the business of timeshare is all about.

Health
HEALTHWATCH
Perfect 20
Paediatric dentistry is a much neglected area of medicine. DR. ARUNA MOHAN makes out a case for treating it seriously.

Books
EXTRACTS
The Upheaval
The first Konkani book to be translated into English, The Upheaval deals with the collapse of an agrarian society that lived by myths and unspoken rules. Exclusive extracts from the novel to be published shortly.
PROFILE
Woman of substance
A biography of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya launched recently, details the life of the visionary. It is a must read for all those touched by the history of Independence, says SABITA RADHAKRISHNA.
WELL BEING
Essence of yoga
As the benefits of yoga have become well known, it has assumed a cult status. Dr. UMA KRISHNASWAMY reviews a book on yoga for the contemporary reader.
Sightings
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
Is it true that if Mars is placed in Mithuna or Kanya, owned Budha, there is no Angaraka Dosha?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena




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