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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.
Issues
COMMENT
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.
SPOTLIGHT
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.

Focus
OPINION
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.
PERSPECTIVE
Vacuous tribute to Khadi
A fashion show on khadi was held in the old Bangalore Central Jail. SARAH JOHN records her impressions.

Columns
PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
The battle for Bombay
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Relief after despair

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Cute newscasting

Urban Edge

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    People
    PERSONALITY
    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.

    Lifestyle
    SHOWBIZ
    Satisfaction? Oh yes
    MUKUND PADMANABHAN pens his random thoughts on the Rolling Stones and their recent Bangalore concert.
    CINEMA
    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 ...

    Books
    ISSUES
    Selective analysis
    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.
    Astrology
    SUN SIGNS
    By Laurie Baum
    The week ahead


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    Taurus

    Gemini

    Cancer

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    Libra

    Scorpio

    Sagittarius

    Capricorn

    Aquarius

    Pisces


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    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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