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The loneliness of Noam Chomsky
An eye on history, facing the future
Sarai has made an invaluable contribution to radicalising our understanding of contemporary urban public culture, as articulated through the interweave of prior and emerging media practices, and the political, social and economic accretions and ruptures that this brings about. NANCY ADAJANIA on the concerns of the latest in its Reader series.
Is Delhi dying?
If our cities are to be ecologically sustainable, there has to be a change of mindset in the way cities are designed, says PRABHAKAR RAO, in the context of the urban development of Delhi and the use of concrete.
Development with dignity
The Working Women's Forum has unleashed an empowerment process at the grassroots, liberating poor women from different forms of exploitation. As the organisation completes 25 years, U. KALPAGAM profiles a success story.
A lost innocence
Commercial sex workers are exploited at every step. Their rights are ignored and they undergo worst forms of physical and mental torment. Given a chance, they would like to start a new life, writes SAFIA SIRCAR.
A brand called dowry
In the fuss over the Nisha Sharmas and Farzanas, no one seems to remember that these girls did not object to dowry per se. CHITRA PADMANABHAN surveys how the concept of dowry has been deeply ingrained in the Indian psyche.
Bollywood's secular image
In the past, Hindu films projected a world without communal or casteist tensions. But the recent spate of Muslim-bashing films leads V. GANGADHAR to wonder what happened to...
Angry outbursts, unreasoned rage
Parents and teachers are so concerned with a child's future that they often lose sight of the present. S. ANANDALAKSHMY writes of the need to train adults to avoid the flashpoints of trouble at home and in school.
It's responsible tourism
India, with its range of natural wealth and rich culture, has potential for sustainable ecotourism, says P.J. SANJEEVA RAJ.
A true professional
Upright, generous and considerate, he stood up for individual rights and for the freedom of the press. UMA BALAKRISHNAN remembers veteran journalist S.A. Govindarajan.
Understated, yet enchanting
No matter where you are, you keep looking out on pools of water bodies ... Yes, water, the life-blood of Bengal, has been made into the main design statement at this hotel, says GEETA DOCTOR.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
A native, born on January 25, 1970, has Simha Lagna, and Simha Rasi (Star Poorvabhalguni), with Moon and Kethu in Lagna; Guru in 3rd; Budha in 5th; Sun and Sukra in 6th; Rahu in 7th; Kuja in 8th; and Saturn in 9th. Balance Sukra Dasa at birth 17 years, 2 months and 12 days. What are marriage prospects?
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