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The colonisers colonised
William Dalrymple talks about what he set out to do in his best-selling White Mughals, an enchanting account of an 18th Century love affair that crosses religious, social and political boundaries. An exclusive interview with MUKUND PADMANABHAN.
Issues
EDUCATION
When school is fun
Tribal communities in rural Karnataka have found joy in learning thanks to the efforts of the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement. R. KRISHNA KUMAR looks at how the change came about.

Focus
Caring under pressure
The mentally disabled require much care and patience. But many are not aware of the price extracted from the caregivers. A first-person account on the occasion of World Disability Day on December 3.


MUSINGS
Images of hatred
Why is the United States hated everywhere? NITIN PADTE tries to find an answer.

Columns
FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
State of the arts
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Contesting that 'right'

AGAINST THE GRAIN
By C. Rammanohar Reddy
Selling India to Bill Gates
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Changes on trial?

ASTRAL FRONTIERS
By Laurie Baum
Layers of truth



Urban Edge


Sightings


Lifestyle
ART
Minimal lines, animated surfaces
About a decade ago, noted artist S.G. Vasudev began working on a series of drawings based on the poetry and translations of the late A.K. Ramanujan. In response, the poet had expressed a desire to see the results. But that was not to be _ he passed away in 1993. Vasudev now remembers the muse in his `Tribute to A.K. Ramanujan _ An Exhibition of Drawings by S.G. Vasudev', which is being held at the Nehru Centre, London, from December 2 to 5. Extracts from both Vasudev's essay on Ramanujan and a catalogue on another show of Vasudev's paintings currently on in Munich, Germany (November 19 - December 15).
CANVAS
The concerns of 24 minds
Do free thinking experiments beyond the studio space constitute art? ADITI DE reviews the Khoj 2002 International Artists' Workshop, which was held in Mysore recently.
Exciting themes but ...
The recent Film Festival in Kolkata framed unique subjects, but directors often seemed careless in their treatment, writes GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN.

Health
Ask the Doc..
Irregularities with the senses and their remedies are some of the problems dealt with in the column.
Well-being for all
Karpuravalli is a simple remedy for colds experienced by children.

Books
Departures and arrivals
Bombay, London New York seems written for all those able to recognise themselves in this autobiographical narrative of a young man who uses his own life to bridge the abyss that separates the East and the West, says MANJULA PADMANABHAN.

Science
REMOTE SENSING
Inputs for agriculture
In a country, where agriculture is the major livelihood option, it is important that the sector grows fast. L.R.A. NARAYAN suggests that the use of satellite data may help.

Cuisine
An Id lunch
AFTER 30 days of fasting and then having rich and wholesome non-vegetarian dishes for Ifethar, it's time for a change from the traditional Id lunch. Here are a few innovative and delicious vegetarian recipes to tickle the ...
Astrology
SUN SIGNS
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead


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Taurus

Gemini

Cancer

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Virgo

Libra

Scorpio

Sagittarius

Capricorn

Aquarius

Pisces


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
Is it true that if Jupiter aspects Kethu in a horoscope, the native will get rich either by hard work or by sheer luck?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena




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