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Judging the future by the past
It was a year largely caught up in the violence perpetrated by the terrorist, the criminal and the common man; a sign that the gloom of 2002 might continue into 2003. But, perhaps, if we looked inside us, there might be a lot more to be optimistic about, says ANIL DHARKER, looking at the days ahead.
Focus
Emerging evidence
PMO Diary I — Prelude to the Emergency reveals that anticipating an adverse verdict on June 12, 1975, Indira Gandhi took a series of questionable steps. Most significantly, it explodes the lie that the Emergency became imperative after JP's appeal to the army and police to disobey government orders ... L.C. JAIN comments.


ISSUES
Repressive peace
That casteism lives on in the Indian countryside is evident from an encounter that a team from the All India Democratic Women's Association had in a Tamil Nadu village. MYTHILI SIVARAMAN reports.

Columns
RIPPLE EFFECTS
By Ranjit Hoskote
Posing a water hazard
PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Notes of unity

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Options this year
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
The enemy lies within

ON SECOND THOUGHT
By Shari Caudron
I hereby resolve ...
ASTRAL FRONTIERS
By Laurie Baum
Inhale and exhale

FITNESS MATTERS
By Peg Jordan
Celebrations, guilt and excess baggage: Now what?



Urban Edge


People
CLOSE-UP
Exploring space in relationships
A Married Woman was recently released in Delhi. Published by IndiaInk, this is her second novel. The first, Difficult Daughters, was published to critical acclaim some years ago and received a Commonwealth Award. Manju Kapur teaches English ...
PERSONALITY
Telling women's stories
Shabnam Virmani's latest film on domestic violence is only one in a long line-up dealing with gender issues. KAUSALYA SANTHANAM talks to the filmmaker whose works deal with women's struggles at the grassroots level.
FACE TO FACE
Crusader from Philadelphia
Dr. George Willoughby, who was awarded the Jamnalal Bajaj Annual Award 2002, tells V. GANGADHAR why he soldiers on in the cause of peace.

Lifestyle
Signs of resistance
Reena Saini Kallat's series of paintings, recently exhibited at the Sakshi Gallery, Bangalore, can be interpreted as a conversation between the visualities of fate and faith. But as an artist, her primary concern is in the status of the symbol in a charged political environment, says NANCY ADAJANIA.
EVENT
Concert of many hues
The glamorous father-daughter duo, Pt. Ravi Shankar and Anoushka Shankar, performed in Kolkata last month in aid of a child health centre. ROMAIN MAITRA comments.
TIME-OUT
The backpacker at the Buddha-bar
Here is a world governed by the Lonely Planet Guide, slumber and lecture, where its members have been on the road for at least a year, and which ILIJA TROJANOW explores.
CUISINE
Greek flavours
THE best flavours of the Mediterranean come alive in the food of Greece. Basically Greek food is simple and not unduly rich, and care is taken in its preparation. There are many recipes using tomatoes, egg plants, zucchini onion and potatoes ...

Health
ASK THE DOC...
Problems in the heart
Cardiac and dermatological problems are 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
My son, Ranganath Krishna, was born in May 14, 1993 at 11.46 a. m, at Chennai. What is his Janma Nakshatra?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena




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