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Sunday, June 08, 2003
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A movement to value water
The wrong route out?
Mahbubnagar's problems go far beyond water shortage. The complex contractor-maistry system involving the huge outflow of labour it oversees is one major issue. The devastation of agriculture here is another. Add to this an ineffective food-for-work programme, social backwardness, debt and debilitating mass migrations and you have an explosive mix. Continuing the village visits and bus journey, P. SAINATH analyses these in the conclusion of a two-part article.
What ails the Ridley?
Said to be on the verge of extinction, the Olive Ridley turtle attracts a great deal of attention from conservationists and the media. But, argues KARTIK SHANKER, while a large number is dying, the `war' between turtlers and trawlers is not helping the Ridleys. Instead, he urges objective monitoring, dialogue between stakeholders and long-term conservation actions involving local communities.
Drought and despair
Drought is wreaking havoc in the Thanjavur belt of Tamil Nadu. MYTHILY SIVARAMAN investigates reports of distress deaths in the region.
Kodaikanal is no longer the sylvan summer getaway that it once was. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN reports on the current chaos endemic in the hilltown.
For over 75 years he entertained millions of Americans. V. GANGADHAR profiles Bob Hope, a true representative of the American age of comedy, who turned 100 recently.
A right royal hand
Ganjifa today is a craft in a crisis. Its only hope of survival, not merely as an art, but as an everyday Indian game, lies in someone's finding a trump in its fraying pack, says ADITI DE.
REFLECTIONS ON JAZZ
Challenging the perceptions
How does the India connection impact his music? MADHAV CHARI, in the first of a monthly column, reflects on what it means to be an Indian and a jazz pianist in New York.
The gold toothed kitty party
Historic and beautiful ... SHARAN APPARAO explores the cities of Bukhara and Samarkhand in Uzbekistan.
Yercaud: Holiday unusual
Nothing to do? The holiday C.K. MEENA is about to describe should be taken annually ... and off-season.
Diabetic retinopathy: Reducing the risks
The control of diabetes, blood pressure, and anaemia is important in halting the progression of diabetic retinopathy. Dr. TARUN SHARMA looks at a preventable form of blindness.
A raw food diet
THERE is no reason to be afraid of including healthy fats in your diet. This includes raw nuts and seeds like almonds, pine nuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds and avocados. Most raw foodists enjoy the taste of high fat foods, ...
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
Born on Wednesday October 14, 1953 at 5.35 hours at Kurnool in A. P., I will complete 50 this year. On what date should I celebrate my birthday by Telugu calendar?
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