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Will culture make the difference?
Events around the world show that culture, in which all positive human aspirations are embedded, needs to be steered from neglect and abuse to positive, concrete engagement. This is because in the new, global economic order, which impels resentful masses into counter-hate, cultural activity has the capacity to reclaim human spaces, says SHARADA RAMANATHAN.
Issues
ISSUES
Plagiarise or perish
In the concluding part of his article, P. RADHAKRISHNAN continues his analysis of a case of plagiarism by a U.K. based academic.

Environment
ENVIRONMENT
Anything but eco-talk
The environment is still not as important as it should be in global politics, says SHIV AROOR, in a commentary on the E.U. Environment Commission Conference held in Brussels recently.


ENTERPRISE
Catching the rain
Low-cost rainwater harvesting is ideal for poor families. SHREE PADRE on one such experiment in rural Karnataka.

Columns
FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
Pierce, stop slamming grass!
RIPPLE EFFECTS
By Ranjit Hoskote
A courageous attitude ... now forgotten

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Cook the books
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Law of the jungle

MEDIA PULSE
By Sevanti Ninan
A world of difference
ON SECOND THOUGHT
By Shari Caudron
Heights of gratitude

GREEN TALK
By Usha Rai
Submerging travails



Sightings


People
IN CONVERSATION
Basu's tea party
From Doordarshan to Star TV was a big jump. Later, Rathikant Basu moved to Tara Channels. Now he has taken over the management of the Tea Centre, Mumbai. V. GANGADHAR talks to the man who has his finger in many pies.
CLOSE UP
On her own terms
As an actress, she chooses roles that are different, characters who fight for what they believe in. UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA reviews the career of Jodie Foster.
IN FIRST PERSON
A full life
Mamata Shankar speaks to SUBROTO SIRCAR on her successful careers in both cinema and dance.

Lifestyle
TIME OUT
The colours of Asia
The `Colours of Malaysia Parade 2002' festival, held in Kuala Lumpur recently, was an opportunity for the country to display its `truly Asian' character. T.S. SHANKAR writes.
CINEMA
The perfect tune
Music — a powerful medium of expression in Satyajit Ray's films — is controlled, unobtrusive and keeping with the mood and the situation.

Health
ASK THE DOC..
Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis causes much suffering to patients as does the worry of prostate cancer. Our panel of doctors offers its advice on specific problems asked by our readers.
WELL-BEING
The healing touch
Want to cheer up a friend who's ill? Help him start a fun collection.

Books
BIOGRAPHY
He deserves better...
Dilip Kumar remains an important figure on Bollywood's silver screen. Surely he doesn't deserve an insipid biography like the one by Urmila Lanba.
Realising a dream
"What is it that we are missing? What is it that needs to be corrected? There seems to be an attitude problem, as if we cannot shake ourselves out of a mindset of limited achievement." A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Ignited Minds: Unleashing the Power ...
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 can one find whether a planet has strength or not in a horoscope?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena




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