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Remembering Mysore
It is that time of the year when Mysore gets ready for Dasara. In a nostalgic essay, PAUL ZACHARIAH looks at the city of silk and sandalwood. Situated far away from his village in the spice-hills of Kerala, it was, as he discovered at 16, to his utter horror, a place where God stalked every nook and corner ... and gave him a long rope.
Agriculture

IN THE PAST
Looking back at the Emergency
Bipan Chandra promises to help the reader come to some judgment as to what the Emergency was all about. If, at the end of it, the reader remains confused, he is not to be blamed, says HARISH KHARE.

Book Review

ARCHITECTURE
From the red citadel
The Red Fort is one of the most potent symbols of Delhi. Lack of a cohesive conservation policy has seen this monument fall into decline. TARA MURALI comments on a new book that examines the architectural history of the monument


PARENTING
On the mommy trail
A "make believe journal" of an eight-year-old has resonances from our own everyday lives, writes ARTI JAIMAN of You're Dancing On My Footprints.

Issues

SPOTLIGHT
Leading the way
GOUTAM GHOSH writes about a fishing village in Tamil Nadu, which may be one of the first to implement rainwater harvesting.

Focus

TRENDS
Projecting an artificial world
American cinema's images of artificial reality leave no space for socio-cultural negotiation. This not only warps an American's view of other countries but also the way the world looks at the United States, writes AJIT DUARA.
EVENT
Reliving the Taj
Zafar Hai's delightful film on the Taj group's flagship hotel is a triumph because it dares to think beyond public relations, says MUKUND PADMANABHAN.

Columns

FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
Varied expressions of faith
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
In an unsafe world

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Does everyone love to hate them?
REFLECTIONS IN JAZZ
By Madhav Chari
Hybrid music forms



Sightings


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  • The issue
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  • Spotlight on neem

    Lifestyle

    Roya vignettes: Mysore - A name, a heritage
    Mysore, the capital city of the Wadiyars, has always enchanted its admirers with its quaint charm and rich heritage, KAUSALYA SANTHANAM speaks to its heir Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar.

    Health

    EYECARE
    'Cyber' vision
    If you use a computer regularly, you might suffer from computer vision syndrome. Should you panic? Dr. DIMPLE PRAKASH writes.
    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
    A native of Kumbha Lagna, is running Moon's Maha Dasa. 6th Lord in Dhanus; 10th Lord in Mesha with Sun and Mercury; Venus and Saturn in Meena; Rahu in Rishabha; Jupiter in Mithuna; and Kethu in Vrischika. When will this well-qualified person, 37 years old, get a good job?


    Mesha

    Rishabha

    Mithuna

    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena


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