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Fighting hunger: Know-how to do-how
The fact that India has not contributed to realising the World Food Summit goal of reducing the number of the hungry and malnourished is a matter of concern, as there are no political, economic or technological excuses for this, says eminent agricult ural scientist Dr. M.S. SWAMINATHAN, who delivered the keynote address at the WFS held in Italy recently. He now proposes a five-step approach to ending hunger.


ANALYSIS
Things will never be the same again
If a nuclear war were to break out between India and Pakistan, this could be what might happen — a total of 2.9 million people dead, a flood of refugees, devastated cities, contaminated water systems, leukaemia and other malignancies .... A reality check by MATTHEW MCKINZIE, ZIA MIAN, M.V. RAMANA and A.H. NAYYAR.
ISSUES
The song of discord
In South Africa, a song by a local artiste, Mbongeni Ngema, is threatening to whip up strong anti-Indian sentiments afresh. EDWIN NAIDU on how the Indian community's sense of belonging has thus come under scrutiny once again.

Art
CULTURE
Art can build bridges
Curator and art historian Nima Poovaya-Smith's recent lecture, in Mysore, on `Treasures of the Mughal courts' highlighted the wonderful work created during the reign of the Mughals. JUNE GAUR analyses how such ancient work influences the modern mind.

Columns
CRICKET LORE
By Ramachandra Guha
The two W's
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Research and anecdote

MEDIA PULSE
By Sevanti Ninan
Rural revolution
CREATIVE QUEST
By Rajni Bakshi
Living legends

VILLAGE VISTAS
By Lindsay Barnes
Family norm
HEALTH ALPHABET
Dr. UMA KRISHNASWAMY.
`B' for breast feeding

ROUNDABOUT
By Hugh And Colleen Gantzer
The other side of the mountain



People
TRIBUTE
Master visionary
Narendra Nath Dutta's meeting with Sri Ramakrishna and his transformation into Swami Vivekananda are now part of legend, but less known perhaps is the influence of Reverend William Hastie on him, says JAIBOY JOSEPH.
SHOWBIZ
Sir Mick???!!!
How could this have happened, asks MUKUND PADMANABHAN.

Sport
NOSTALGIA
The dream team
When we think of great all-rounders like Vinoo Mankad and Kapil Dev, we shouldn't forget Amar Singh, says KEKI N. DARUWALLA.

Lifestyle
IDEAS
Elected silence
There are those who, far from chasing publicity and fame, choose to devote their time only to their work. PRADEEP SEBASTIAN on choices made by creators of some famous works.

Books
TRANSLATION
A vein of grief
IN English, "quiver" means both the container for arrows as well as the delicate trembling of the lips just before the eyes well up with tears. The original title of this book, Tarkash, stands for the former meaning. Ironically, when ...

Cuisine
Crunchy corn
KNOWN as makkai in India and maize in the Americas, corn has an ancient history. Important as it is to most cuisines today, it had a major and complex cuisine in the Aztec, Mayan and Inca and ancient Indian civilizations. Corn is rich in ...
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 prospects for a native whose Lagna is Kanya, and in the chart Budha is placed in Mithuna?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena




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