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Rajaji's unknown collaborator
As is so much about Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, his song `Kurai Onrum Illai — No Regrets Have I' — is a paradox. In attempting to place it both within and outside Rajaji's inner being, GOPAL GANDHI believes that the metaphysical composition had a co-author; an individual who worked subliminally in Rajaji's mind ... . A special tribute to Rajaji on the occasion of his death anniversary that falls on December 25.
Focus
REFLECTIONS
Beyond boundaries
This year, in October, on one of her frequent visits to Thiruvannamalai, SUSAN VISWANATHAN tried `to find her level and fit there'.

Columns
GREEN TALK
By Usha Rai
Don't cloud the issue
PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
The wisest man in India

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Identity politics
MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Year of the viewer

HEALTH ALPHABET
By Uma Krishnaswamy
Not a galling problem

Urban Edge

People
PERSONALITY
The language of dance
"Open to the rhythms of life and the music of the universe..." RANVIR SHAH relates his impressions of Rina Schenfeld, Israel's first lady of dance, while the prima donna talks to CHITRA MAHESH about what keeps her going.
PROFILE
Ramanujan's mentor
Today is Ramanujan's 115th birth anniversary. To mark the occasion, KRISHNASWAMI ALLADI describes the life and contributions of the British mathematician Hardy, and discusses his collaboration with Ramanujan.
TRIBUTE
A man for the common man
Nani Palkhivala, who died recently, was not just a legal luminary. He had an impressive record of public service, was known for his passionate advocacy of constitutional public causes and prolific authorship. But above all was his concern for his fellow-men, writes SRIRAM PANCHU .

Lifestyle
CUISINE
Christmas spread
Sift the flour and the cocoa with the baking powder a couple of times. In a mixing basin put in the flour and add the sugar, oil and the Pepsi. Beat the eggs well and gradually add them to this mixture. Pour out into a prepared greased and ...
DESTINATION
Land of the luminous star
As K.V. KRISHNAN had a last glance at the Bethlehem skyline with its array of modern buildings, he realised it was a scene far-removed from the milieu of that quiet night many centuries ago, as the Magi would have seen it.

Health
Help for the hearing impaired
Advances in technology can now help the aurally challenged to overcome the stigma associated with the use of hearing aids. A look at the latest developments.

Books
REVIEW
Dearth of magical metaphors
I'VE always celebrated the creative starbursts that poetry unleashes on the receptive reader. Or even the individuality of definition that it allows for, by its very nature. Whether in the lyrical magnificence of a Gulzar or the word coinage of ...
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
Is marriage between a man and a woman, both of whom are firstborns in their family not advisable according to any astrological rule?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena



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