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Alternative to revenge
Regime change is almost always associated with the destruction of the symbols of the previous government. While the most recent example of this is Iraq, an exception has been South Africa. AMMU JOSEPH examines why this was so, against the backdrop of a new book that looks at hate and forgiveness in the light of the South African experience.
Issues
PERSPPECTIVE
Women and war: Acclimatised to violence
From nurturer to destroyer, women have come full circle. REVATHY GOPAL analyses what the violence of the modern world does to women's psyche.

Focus
Iraq: The aftermath
The fall of Saddam Hussein's government was a change imposed from the outside. What will this do to Iraq, wonders SHELLEY WALIA. Will it help the country move towards democracy and freedom or will it lead to a Balkans-like situation with the associated horrors of bloodshed and violence?


MEDIA
Television: An extension of our times
A new age of information and communication technology is propelling the world in unclear directions. With technical advancements increasing media accessibility, it is time to debate media objectivity in the light of global incidents, says N. SHASHI KUMAR in the first of a three-part article.
COMMENT
Quest for harmony
While there is much talk about the need for communal harmony, VALSON THAMPU focuses on the need for `spiritual harmony' because the word `communal' implies disharmony.
Free from bondage, not hunger
Release of bonded labourers in Karnataka has not made their life easier. Now they battle poverty, hunger and unemployment. M.P. BASHEER reports.

Environment
ECO-WATCH
Vanishing lily-trotter
The Jacana might soon be included in the ever-growing list of extinct wildlife, if present trends continue, warns VINOJ MATTHEW PHILIP.

Columns
FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
Rethinking on democracy
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Errors of judgment?

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
No bill, no will
AGAINST THE GRAIN
By C. Rammanohar Reddy
Vajpayee's lost chance to make history

SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Let them eat cake



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    People
    IN MEMORIUM
    A man called Mohit Sen
    Marxist ideologue, Mohit Sen, died recently. A tribute by SACHIDANANDA MOHANTY.

    Lifestyle
    CINEMA
    Cannes conundrum
    Murali Nair's new film, "A Story that Begins at the End," based on O.V. Vijayan's surreal story combines the distilled lucidity of a fable and the layers of post-modernist discourse, writes MAITHILI RAO.
    DESTINATION
    How green is my valley?
    Arduous route, but a journey unforgettable. Arunachal Pradesh is a travel connoisseur's delight, says KAUSALYA SANTHANAM.

    Health
    HEALTHWATCH
    Wise up to your wisdom teeth
    Home truths about your wisdom teeth from Dr. DEVANARAYAN.

    Books
    TELEVISION
    The world according to Simpson
    At one level, it is an overview of the hectic period following the events of September 11. At another, it is a personal account of the history of TV news. S RAMACHANDER reviews veteran broadcaster John Simpson's new book.
    Astrology
    SUN SIGNS
    By Laurie Baum
    The week ahead


    Aries

    Taurus

    Gemini

    Cancer

    Leo

    Virgo

    Libra

    Scorpio

    Sagittarius

    Capricorn

    Aquarius

    Pisces


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    Does Anagaraka Dosha obtain for Mesha Lagna and Vrischika Lagna with Sukra in Lagna and Mars in the Seventh, (in view of the Parivarthana between Venus and Mars)?


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    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

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    Meena


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