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Sunday, January 19, 2003
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Way off the mark
Too much, too early?
If one were to consider the inputs from the existing school system into a child's scientific thinking, felicitous use of language, competence to search for information and to work out solutions, one would find them too little and too late. On the other hand, if one examined the curricular load, it would be too much, too early, says S. ANANDALAKSHMY, in a commentary.
A plan for life
The first draft of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan was the focus of a debate in Delhi recently. People need to know that the NBSAP is open for review and feedback, say ASHISH KOTHARI and KANCHI KOHLI.
Remembering Sri Lanka, INDRAN AMIRTHANAYAGAM tries to find an answer to the riddle of conflict.
HIV/AIDS: Prevention, cure and care
The focus of AIDS awareness campaigns is more on prevention and cure. But what about those already infected? Who will take care of them, asks GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN.
A retreat for a new beginning
To those caught in today's rat race, one of the major killers is stress and its related problems. The way to `wellness', in such a situation requires a reappraisal of attitudes and mindsets. S. RAMACHANDER writes of a retreat that helps one pause and take stock.
Vote for the environment
KLAUS TOEPFER reviews the successes of the United Nations Environment Programme and looks at future plans.
Politics of art
Istvan Szabo's "Taking Sides" focuses on personal responsibility for action and inaction even in the most trying, confusing times. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN talks to the Hungarian filmmaker.
Masterpieces from the Alkazi show
The Alkazi art collection, which was on display recently, portrayed the scholarly interest in modern trends in the field. In a review, ALKA PANDE says it was also an attempt to initiate a dialogue with the viewer and reveal the depth, range and quality of art work.
Zapping around Zurich
Determined to avoid the modern face of this Swiss city, TANUSHREE PODDER took a detour from the main shopping hub, into the bylanes and discovered a whole new world.
Fragrance ... on the ground
Two tree species bloom in the night. But with dawn, their splendour vanishes, says O.T. RAVINDRAN.
Goodbye to dandruff
Dandruff is a condition where the skin cells on the scalp are produced in excess, causing irritation and itching. Here are steps to help prevent it.
Can't count sheep?
Sleep disorders are a common yet treatable problem, say Dr. S.S.K. AYYAR and Dr. SURESH KUMAR in the conclusion of a two-part article.
Quiet Storm tries to enable the destigmatisation of HIV/AIDS and protect the rights of those affected, writes MURALI N. KRISHNASWAMY.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
Irrespective of Lagna and Rasi, is it true that Mercury with Sun not in Mithuna or Kanya, or in any Kendra, but in the 12th promises the best education?
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