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Sustenance ... from their fight
International Women's Day, which was observed yesterday, was an occasion to focus on how women are considered victims of violence, with activists and the media increasingly using such language to discuss the issue. It is discourses like these that detract from the root cause ... the inferior status of women under patriarchy, says NIGHAT GANDHI, looking at two `victors of violence' and their struggles.
Focus
OPINION
Holy cow!
While the global appeal against American war-mongering restores faith in mankind, a self-righteous Hindutva agenda seems to be blurring our vision. BINA SARKAR ELLIAS comments.


FOCUS
Education and empowerment
The Asian University for Women, which is to open in 2005, hopes to prepare young women from Asia to participate in the leadership and decision-making process. A comment by VISA RAVINDRAN.

Environment
ECO-WATCH
The dolphins of Tangalooma
Face to face with wild dolphins. Had SUMITRA SENAPATY come to see them or they her?
Cameras and not harpoons
TANGALOOMA at Moreton Island is a sand mass of 185 square kilometres and forms the northeastern gateway to Moreton Bay, with over 97 per cent of it classified as a national park. The island is much the same way as it was when James Cook sailed by ...

Columns
FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
Guess who is who?
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Cricket, women and war

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Can you bank on this?
BOOK TALK
By David Davidar
The ordinariness of evil

SCRIBBLING PAD
By Sudhanshu Ranade
Budgeting for unearned income



Urban Edge

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  • Charlie Chaplin's daughter

    People
    PERSONALITY
    Compassionate activist
    Following in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi and the Buddha, Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne founded the Sarvodaya movement in Sri Lanka. S. RAMACHANDER talks to him about the non-violent revolution that he inspired.
    FACE TO FACE
    An Australian in New York
    How does literature slot Australian writing? It is not the Modern English Novel; neither does it feature the usual suspects — Africa, India or the Caribbean. Australian writer and Booker winner Peter Carey talks to BRINDA BOSE about his writing.
    Out of the closet, on the screen
    An unusual subject, no big names, "Mango Soufflé" is Mahesh Dattani's first directorial venture on the silver screen. ADITI DE talks to the Bangalore-based playwright to find out more about the film.

    Lifestyle
    ART
    Does this have meaning?
    `Bad Taste?', put together by the Apparao Galleries, was a bold step in combining aesthetics and function. ALKA PANDE reviews the results.
    CULTURE
    Himalayan moves
    `Thank god for our Third World backwardness ... Our myths still live in our performances ... .' GOWRI RAMNARAYAN on the Fifth international gathering of the Asia-Pacific Performing Arts Network held in Rishikesh recently.

    Health
    HEALTHWATCH
    Coping with diabetes
    What should a person with diabetes do to stay healthy and prevent complications? Answering readers' queries, Dr. USHA SRIRAM spells out the steps.

    Books
    EXTRACTS
    Women speak out
    Women across the world have spoken out against terrorism, militarism and violence of all kinds as an unacceptable strategy for resolving differences and conflicts. Terror, Counter-Terror: Women Speak Out, edited by AMMU JOSEPH and KALPANA SHARMA, is an anthology of women's writing over the last decade, which makes a powerful statement against all terrorism, as well as any counter-terrorism that uses the same violence to deal with it. Among the writers included in this volume are Susan Sontag, Amira Hass, Kamila Shamsie, Suheir Hammad, Barbara Ehrenreich and Nelofer Pazira. Exclusive excerpts from the introduction.
    Astrology
    SUN SIGNS
    By Laurie Baum
    The week ahead


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    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    Born at 4.32 p.m. on July 20, 1957 in Rajamundry, East Godavari Dist., I am suffering drastic set-backs. Are there remedies?


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