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Gallantly armed ... for glory?
Indian expectations of its cricket team invariably oscillate between a cynical pessimism and a hopelessly unjustified optimism. But, history has shown repeatedly that anything can happen in the cricket World Cup, writes MUKUND PADMANABHAN.
Issues
SPOTLIGHT
A landmark case
The Unocal case is a breakthrough for foreigners trying to sue multinational corporations for their alleged collaboration with repressive regimes in human rights abuses. NOEL RAJESH writes.


TRENDS
Date with rape
Drug-facilitated sexual assault has become a major issue in the United States. The bottom line is that women are more vulnerable than ever. ELAYNE CLIFT analyses the preventive measures taken by the authorities.

Columns
PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Gandhi and Rajaji
MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Saffron selections

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Flexing muscles
ETIQUETTE
By Hilka Klinkenberg
Language of flowers

ASTRAL FRONTIERS
By Laurie Baum
Dreams and reality
FITNESS MATTERS
Skip breakfast? Watch the weight gain



Urban Edge


Lifestyle
ART
An unfettered imagination
In the art world, by an unwritten rule of viewerly indolence, an artist becomes a prisoner of his own reputation. RANJIT HOSKOTE looks at one such `victim' — an abstractionist — who recently held his first solo exhibition in nine years.
CINEMA
Dance of death
One of the earliest cases of environmental pollution, the Minamata Bay incident, is the subject of a documentary by Vietnamese filmmaker, Jun Nuguyen-Hatsushiba. RUPALI GHOSH comments.
EVENT
A woman's point of view?
"Poorva", the festival and conference of Asian women directors, saw much debate on the gender balance and the question of aesthetics, reports GOWRI RAMNARAYAN.
LIFESTYLE
Prince of a secular dynasty
Unlike some in the North, this royal house in the South is battling to keep its property from falling to rack and ruin, and is an ideal study in contrasts, says KAUSALYA SANTHANAM.
CITYSCAPE
Dinner in Manhattan
In the U.S., Indian vegetarian kosher restaurants are a success, writes M. KALYANARAMAN.

Books
Remember this cookbook?
COOKING can be a passion, a hobby or a plain nuisance. Of course, with all the cookbooks that are flooding the market, a wannabe cook has a lot of help — though not always when it comes to the cutting-chopping- grinding-cleaning ...

Miscellany
Astrology
SUN SIGNS
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead


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Taurus

Gemini

Cancer

Leo

Virgo

Libra

Scorpio

Sagittarius

Capricorn

Aquarius

Pisces


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
Is it required that one should to wash one's feet after Navagraha Pradakshina as done in Andhra?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena


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