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Eloquent defender
Edward W. Said, persistent advocate of justice for the dispossessed Palestinians, was an intellectual who went beyond the private and the academic to the `public sphere'. Throughout his life, he stood up against the ongoing propaganda of misrepresentation carried out by the imperialist powers in their production of stereotypes of third world countries. On a more personal level, his capacity for friendship was remarkable, says SHELLEY WALIA, in a tribute.
Book Review

REVIEW
The last man
Darkly funny, Margaret Atwood's latest book is a vision of mankind's uncompromisingly bleak future, writes SUPRIYA CHAUDHURI.


REVIEW
Legacy of time travel
Julia Maitland's letters give the reader a vision of India that was and continues to be, says TISHANI DOSHI.
REVIEW
Cultivating resilience
Home Truths is a source of strength for all mothers, single or otherwise, writes MOUSHUMI MOHANTY.
REVIEW
The apple and the original spin
The book shows how Newton was held up as an exemplar of scientific genius, fuelled by political currents, nationalistic projects and individual aspirations, says RAHUL ROY.

Focus

PERSPECTIVE
No olive branch for Yanun?
The situation is always tense and the people fearful -- VIKRAM SURA visits the beleagured Palestinian village of Yanun in Israeli occupied West Bank.

Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
What Mountbatten really did for India
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
... and a literary fiesta in New York

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Resisting censorship
SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Whither research?



People

CLOSE-UP
Booker to Nobel
J.M. Coetzee's gaze pierces into the darkness that lies embedded within the human condition. UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA profiles this year's winner of the Literature Nobel.
FACE TO FACE
Freedom to create
With productions in theatre, dance and opera, Joachim Schlomer has blurred the boundaries between the various genres. KAUSALYA SANTHANAM talks to the artiste who is now planning a contemporary interpretation of the Ramayana.
PERSONALITY
A musical vision
THE intricacies and nuances of Classical Indian music came alive in Kingston City Hall, Melbourne (Australia) on August 22, where famous singer Anup Jalota belted out his favourite bhajans and film songs. He promised to make it an ...

Lifestyle

THEATRE
In the eye of a storm
Veteran theatre person Habib Tanvir has been at the receiving end for staging two plays that deal with issues like untouchability, casteism and communal harmony. He speaks to SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY about the controversy.
CINEMA
Linking past and present
Film theoretician Laura Mulvey looks at how technological advances can be harnessed to give a historical context to cinema, writes VASANTHI SANKARANARAYANAN.
CUISINE
Dollops of yogurt
A collection of recipes that does justice to the versatility of yogurt.
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
Is it right that that Janma Rasi, and not Lagna, should be the basis of predictions when a person is past 40 years of age?


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