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Sunday, April 13, 2003
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War, media, propaganda and language: Coalition of the Killing
`Coalition of the willing', `precision bombing', `surgical strikes', `decapitating the regime', `friendly fire' ... the list of terms could go on. In an analysis of the propaganda war in Iraq, and placing it in a historical context, award-winning journalist P. SAINATH looks at how the language in war journalism has become debased.
A bid ... for water
What is it about the Camdessus report on financing water infrastructure that raises hackles? DARRYL D'MONTE reflects on the proceedings of the Third World Water Forum held in Japan recently.
Give them back their childhood
The estimated number of child labourers in India varies between 20 million and 110 million. Of this a large proportion consists of girls, an indication of the magnitude of girl child labour. MYTHILY SIVARAMAN reviews the public hearing on girl child labourers held in Mysore in March.
Our new empire
The American Empire, having lost its old enemy, Communism, has found a new `ism' with which to justify military action anywhere in the world. Now that the campaign in Iraq has revealed the intentions of the empire, we now have to learn to live in it, both as nations and as peoples, says TIMERI N. MURARI.
Vacuous tribute to Khadi
A fashion show on khadi was held in the old Bangalore Central Jail. SARAH JOHN records her impressions.
A beacon of hope?
As Radhika Coomaraswamy approaches the end of her tenure as United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, she speaks to AMMU JOSEPH about global efforts to end gender-based violence.
Satisfaction? Oh yes
MUKUND PADMANABHAN pens his random thoughts on the Rolling Stones and their recent Bangalore concert.
Diaspora on the silver screen
A festival of Asian filmmakers held in San Francisco showcased issues relevant to the diasporic audience. SARMISHTA RAMESH reviews the fare.
A special Sri Lankan breakfast
Sri Lanka has been ascribed many names such as paradise isle, taprobane, pearl, and Serendip. With tropical beaches fringed by slender coconut palms, the hill country and cooler climes, the island is famous for its spices, "Ceylon" tea, fresh ...
In Roots of Terrorism, Bajpai's definition and understanding of the word is problematic. If we really want to address the roots of terror, we'll have to follow some unsettling trails, says DILIP SIMEON.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
Born on December 8, 1985 with Lagna Kumbha, Star Chithirai 3rd quarter. Rahu in Mesha; Moon, Mars and Kethu in Thula; Sun, Mercury, Venus and Saturn in Vrischika; and Jupiter in Makara. Balance of Mars Maha Dasa at birth two years and six months. Should this girl's marriage be performed before Guru Dasa ends in June 2006?
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