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Gujarat's proclivity to violence
The making of the carnage in Gujarat has its roots in the more pervasive and everyday culture of the region. It is distinctly linked to the retention of a social order that privileges hierarchy and relations of dominance and subordination to the grow th of a backward capitalism, and to the failure of a political apparatus. In such a corrupted social sphere, it is not surprising that fundamentalisms have found ready and willing participants, says A.R. VASAVI.
Issues
... and the lexicon of its youth
Frustrated youth may have been a variable that determined the turn of events in Ahmedabad. S. GANESH, who was part of a 72-member Harmony Mission that went to Gujarat, says so.


PERSPECTIVE
Lessons from Khajuraho
IN early March, I went to Khajuraho for the first time. This was when the issue of a Ram temple in Ayodhya was the topic of a heated debate. Over the years, I had seen many images of the Khajuraho temples, the so-called erotic sculptures. I ...
SPOTLIGHT
Survival of the fattest
Even as the United States advocates an end to subsidies in other countries, its new farm bill is laying out huge subsidies to media moghul Ted Turner, a Rockefeller and other assorted billionaires among others. Noted journalist P. SAINATH compares th is to the situation in India where farmers, already struggling to make ends meet, are being attacked for `wasteful subsidies'.
GUJARAT IN FOCUS
Speaking out
In the wake of the Gujarat carnage, civil society has largely remained silent. MARI MARCEL THEKAEKARA calls for voices to speak against the outrage and to fight the forces of communalism.
GUJARAT IN FOCUS
Far from business as usual
The economic loss to Gujarat following the communal riots has been extensive. People are scared to come back to work and there is a deep mistrust between communities, says V.K. CHAKRAVARTI.
GUJARAT IN FOCUS
Naming the guilty
By nurturing their separate constituencies in a spirit of mutual competition and alienation, religious leaders have promoted total ignorance about each other among religious communities. It is this vacuum that agents of communal mischief exploit to t he subversion of our national destiny, say Rev. VALSON THAMPU and SWAMI AGNIVESH.

Columns
FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
Will justice be done?
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Ultimate responsibility

MEDIA PULSE
By Sevanti Ninan
Censoring the Parliament
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Women of action

CREATIVE QUEST
By Rajni Bakshi
Legacy on fire
ETIQUETTE
By Hilka Klinkenberg
Negotiating tactics

Sightings
Tribute
REMEMBERANCE
The perfectionist
Sharmila Tagore talks to SUBROTO SIRKAR on her long association with Satyajit Ray whose birth anniversary was observed on May2.

Health
HEALTH WATCH
For a cool summer
DR. S. RAMAKRISHNAN's tips on beating the heat.
Great day to be alive
`We can't always do anything about the `things' going on in our lives. But the one thing we can change and do something about, is our attitude and how we choose to deal with it.'

Books
REVIEW
Hari comes 'ome
ANURADHA ROY looks at Hari Kunzru's `epochal debut' — as The Impressionist.

Literature
A poet's voice
Imtiaz Dharker's new book I Speak for the Devil is a series of line drawings and poems. The concerns of her previous works — identity, gender politics, freedom and communal conflict — are evident, along with other exciting input. ARUNDHAT I SUBRAMANIAM speaks to the author about her work and beliefs.

Cuisine
A healthy lunch
PEOPLE are now conscious of healthy eating — but our taste buds do not want bland and nutritive food. Here are some lunchtime recipes, which are not only a delight to the taste buds — but are also rich sources of ...
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 best is Indu Lagna used in predictive Astrology?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena




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