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Chowkidar to the Empire?
Should India send troops to Iraq? Support for such a move fills the media. Terms like "rent-an-army" and "lucrative contracts" pop up time and again. But sacrificing our troops to serve American interests and the greed of Indian elite will not be just morally reprehensible. It will be the most dangerous and provocative act of folly, writes P. SAINATH.
Arts & Crafts

ART
Eye of a needle
Artist Surekha's output in the last seven years has been prodigious. She clinically sums up what she has seen or heard, while her stitches encapsulate — in oblique ways — wars, weavers, wishes, worries. RAGHAV SHREYAS on a show held at Sakshi Art Gallery recently, which moves to Sweden in September 2003.

Issues

Marriages of convenience
MOHINI GIRI argues for an integrated approach to laws on marriage, dowry, divorce, property rights and maintenance.

Focus

Personal memoir or political biography?
A promotional book for self-serving ends is M.S. NAGARAJAN's verdict on Hillary Clinton's Living History.


In her own words
In her only British newspaper interview, Hillary Clinton admits she has had to take `a long hard look at my marriage, my husband and myself'. Is she now ready to run for President? NIGEL FARNDALE talks to the former First Lady.

Columns

LOOSE CANON
By Rukun Advani
The hills are slowly dying
FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
No Pied Piper, this


By Kalpana Sharma
A culture of silence
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
A royal holiday

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
By Vichitra Sharma
No release from bondage
SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Heroes forever

POTTERMANIA
By Hasah Suroor
The Phoenix breaks records

With inputs from Ziya Us Salam, Malathy Mahadevan and R. Krithika
Going, going, gone

POTTERMANIA
By Mukund Padmanabhan
Harry reinvented



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    Sport

    Who is the second-best?
    Rod Laver was undoubtedly the best post-war tennis player. But who comes next? Most people would plump for Pete Sampras but ARVIND SUBRAMANIAN argues for Bjorn Borg.

    Lifestyle

    Progressive royals
    LEAFING through a tabloid on the flight to Baroda (Vadodara), you come across the photograph of a handsome couple, the stately lady in the royal "uniform" of flowered chiffon and pearls, and the man, tall and distinguished, smiling at guests at a ...
    A clan of warriors
    Unlike the royals in Rajasthan, the Gaekwads, one of the wealthiest in the country, are not into tourism as yet. KAUSALYA SANTHANAM talks to the scion.
    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
    My daughter was born on September 26, 1975. Guru is in the 4th, Saturn in 8th and Moon in 6th. Who is Lagna Lord? She has suffered much for 10 years, and discontinued her studies. What relief is possible?


    Mesha

    Rishabha

    Mithuna

    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena


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