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The eco-tourism juggernaut
Eco-tourism should not be regarded as a passing fad or a gimmick, but rather as one of the trump cards of ... tourism. And for a simple reason. It is crucial to the problem of developing a balanced, sustainable and responsible tourism sector. In a year that the U.N. has declared as the International Year of Ecotourism, PANKAJ SEKHSARIA looks at how India fares.
Issues
SPOT LIGHT
A statement of self-confidence
The Dalit masses are organising themselves to not only combat caste atrocities and a globalised economy, but also attempts by communal forces to make use of their vulnerability. For this, new strategies of self help and partnership with non-dalits are being evolved. MEENA RADHAKRISHNA writes on recent proceedings of the NacDor, which coordinates over 150 Dalit organisations in 15 States.

Focus
IN THE NEWS
It's now the turn of Paradise
The historical excursus of Bali has, of course, no bearing on the inhumanity of the recent bomb attack in this exotic isle, but it does put it into perspective, says ILIJA TROJANOW.


The tide turns
Not since the anti-Vietnam protests has the United States seen such an upsurge of opposition to war. While those involved are aware that they may not succeed in stopping war with Iraq, they are determined to keep up the pressure from within. LATA MANI surveys the progress of the peace brigade.

History
LOOKING BACK
Tremors of Watergate
The Watergate scandal continues to be the hallmark of investigative reporting. Thirty years after it occurred, V. GANGADHAR reviews the sequence of events.

Columns
FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
Channels and signals
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
No honour in these killings

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Embers still warm
RURAL DIARY
By Pushpa Surendra
The emerald route

ASTRAL FRONTIERS
By Laurie Baum
Month of emotions



Urban Edge


Sightings


People
Elton John concert
MANY rock and pop stars have visited Bangalore in the recent past. The concerts of Bryan Adams, Scorpions, Deep Purple and Roger Waters of the erstwhile Pink Floyd have had music lovers flocking to the Garden City from all over the country. Now ...

Lifestyle
ART
Adventures of Hamza
An ongoing show of the Hamzanama paintings is a highlight of the New York season. LAKSHMI VISWANATHAN writes.
MUSINGS
Art of listening
J. Krishnamurti declared that the very purpose of his existence was `to set man totally, unconditionally free'. Yet, the words were pointers and feeble substitutes for the `real thing', because `verbally we can go only so far: ... What will open the door is daily awareness and attention', writes S. RAMACHANDER.
TOURISM
The genesis of `God's Own Country'
Kerala has shown the other States that it can market its own, unique attractions effectively. HUGH and COLLEEN GANTZER on this year's Kerala Travel Mart.
CUISINE
Stir-fries ... quick and easy
MODERN home cooking faces a problem — the shortage of time. The solution? Stir-fry recipes. They are quick and easy to make besides being delicious and nutritious. All you do is prepare the ingredients in advance but cook just before ...

Health
Malignant lumps?
Allergies and suitable remedies are one of the issues dealt with this time.
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 woman with Rohini as star, Mesha Lagna: Sun, Moon and Mercury in 2nd; Mars in 4th; Rahu in 5th; Jupiter and Saturn in 10th; Kethu i


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena




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