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Sunday, September 15, 2002
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Little pani, less panchayat
`Why dig up old corpses,' noted photographer Raghu Rai was asked, when he set off to track down victims of the Bhopal gas tragedy. But Rai, says ANURADHA ROY, wanted to take pictures to show that Bhopal is always a current issue. An exhibition of this work opens in Delhi today.
Just a war or a `just war'
The `war on terrorism' is only marginally about fighting terrorism. Instead, it is mostly a cover for a largely pre-existing agenda of extending the American empire into central Asia, with its implications felt globally and domestically, say RAHUL MAHAJAN and ROBERT JENSEN.
The attitude of ordinary Kashmiris towards India does not come as a surprise. While some aspects of it may be unjustified and contradictory, a great deal of the alienation could have been obviated with a sound policy towards the State, says KALPANA SHARMA.
The feminisation of politics
Social systems that are deeply entrenched in notions of patriarchy need to undergo fundamental transformation. But this is not an easy task since the existing order has served the male power establishment well. If men learn to honour their differences with women, and could accept the traits they contemptuously assign to the latter, peace and harmonious co-existence can flourish, writes NIGHAT GANDHI.
Untying the knot
Contrary to common belief, Muslim women need not remain trapped in an undesirable marriage. Islam gives the woman inalienable right to divorce her husband. ZIYA US SALAM reports.
Adventurer through life
Five decades of observation, of training the warm gaze of his camera upon life and the world around him and his zest for his favourite subject people are undiminished. JUNE GAUR on T.S. Satyan.
The genius of Karanth
For him the play was like a toy; he would try to bend and break it to make it work his way. The playwright merely provided the material for his creativity. Noted writer VIJAY TENDULKAR remembers B.V. Karanth.
At `Vastrakala', a textile-based export house in Chennai, Jean-Francois Lesage and Patrick Savouret turn out creations fit for royalty. Social welfare is a priority for them, writes KAUSALYA SANTHANAM.
THE apple, is one of the first fruits to have been cultivated. There are around 7,000-8,000 named varieties, although only a few are commercially produced and available in the market. Apples have various tastes, insipid, sweet, very sour and ...
Keeping an eye on the worker
In industry, eye problems not only affect the worker concerned but also the company as a whole.
Dyspepsia is a symptom and not a disease. J. JAYALAKSHMI looks at its causes and prevention.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
What is "Pancha Malika Graha Yogam", and what can be expected from it?
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