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Vanishing people, vanishing livelihoods
In India, roughly seven per cent of the population is nomadic. Yet, despite such large numbers, most of these communities have been largely ignored by policy makers. BAHAR DUTT gives an account of her time spent with one such community, the nomads of Rajasthan.
Columns

PERSPECTIVE
What's happening in America?
RIPPLE EFFECTS
By Ranjit Hoskote
State of enrichment

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Chronicler of our times
MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Advantage Sahara

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Homage in Huesca
ON SECOND THOUGHT
By Shari Caudron
Slick creativity

ASTRAL FRONTIERS
By Laurie Baum
Saturn's balancing act



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    TRIBUTE
    `We loved her ... it was that simple'
    Hers was a career that spanned some seven decades and, most of all, a life well lived. UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA remembers Hollywood legend Katharine Hepburn.
    IN MEMORIUM
    Light, shade and rain
    Ace photographer Victor George was chasing his pet obsession, the monsoon, when he was buried alive by a landslide caused by the torrential rains in July 2002. NIRMALA ARAVIND remembers a man who looked at the world through his camera.
    IN CONVERSATION
    Expressive interactions
    Deepti Naval's recent performances in "Leela" and "Freaky Chakra" are the beginning of a whole new act. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN talks to the actress about her life, New York and acting.

    Lifestyle

    EXPRESSIONS
    Myriad possibilities
    It was an experience that was to change the general perception of orchestras, of Chinese music and of ourselves as artistes in a multicultural society. If it opened doors for those directly involved with the production that night, multiple possibilities shone through the minds of the viewers. NIRMALA SESHADRI on the gala opening of the Singapore Arts Festival. The first of a two-part article.
    CINEMA
    Stories from the jungle
    Kipling's Jungle Book celebrates the notion of the Empire. But Walt Disney's animated version is a fun-filled film. In the wake of the release of "The Jungle Book 2", AJIT DUARA discusses the movie's connection to the book.
    WELL-BEING
    New meaning to longevity
    It interested SABITA RADHAKRISHNA to note the number of organisations in Australia and New Zealand which took care of the elderly. What struck her was the acceptance of the need for independence, and the effort that goes into making life as normal as possible for them. A look at a provider of such services in Australia.
    TIME-OUT
    The legend of Al Maha
    This is West Asia's first conservation-based resort ... a getaway from the urban madness and a 45-minute drive from the heart of Dubai, says K. VENKITESWARAN.
    CUISINE
    Traditional spread
    THE combinations of traditional menus that are a part of daily life and during festivities have been tried and tested. These dishes complement each other in terms of nutrients and also taste. Some of these recipes are presented here. Pumpkin ...

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Head injuries — the facts
    Looking at the issue of head injuries, Dr. R. MURALI says that nowhere is the adage `prevention is better than cure' more applicable.
    Astrology

    SUN SIGNS
    By Laurie Baum
    The week ahead


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    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    Born on October 14, 1969 at 13.22 hours at Nellore (A.P.), I am an unemployed graduate, and yet to get married. When will my luck turn?


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