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The legacy of Nehru
This short biography tells the story of Jawaharlal Nehru's life, deftly weaving personal facets with historical happenings. The author, SHASHI THAROOR, also analyses the principal pillars of Nehru's legacy to India — democracy, secularism, economics and a foreign policy of non-alignment. Exclusive extracts from Nehru: The Invention of India, to be released by Penguin Viking later this month.
Interview

IN CONVERSATION
Living in her freedom
Liv Ullmann, the unforgettable face from Bergman's classics, now dons many hats - actress, director, writer and UNICEF ambassador. She tells GOWRI RAMNARAYAN what propels her to do the things she does.

Personality

PERSONALITY
Magic of Sophia Loren
Now acting in her 100th film, Sophia Loren still wows the cinema buff with her own special brand of charm, writes V.GANGADHAR.

Focus

SOCEITY
When love spells death
In parts of North India, if two young people, especially from different communities, hope to build a life together, they are hunted down for daring to think that they can. It is a case of forbidden love with a gruesome end, often with the `blessings of the family', says ANJALI MODY.


LIFE
Healing in Kashmir
BINA SARKAR ELLIAS talks to Mehbooba Mufti Muhammad, President, People's Democratic Party, on the slow return of peace in the strife-torn State.
FOCUS
Voice in the wilderness
Mentally ill destitute women are the most marginalised group among the disabled. DR. HIRAMALINI SESHADRI looks at efforts taken to rehabilitate them in the light of the National Consultation on the Bikawo Millennium Framework.
INSIGHT
Inside Iraq: Reality check
In Baghdad, the anti-American sentiment is gaining ground, says RASHEEDA BHAGAT. But for some of the Iraqi intelligentsia, the coalition presence is `a necessary evil'.

Columns

FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
Is man not meant to fly?
RIPPLE EFFECTS
By Ranjit Hoskote
The miracle of al-Andalus

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Something is changing
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Elusive trust

MEMENTO
By Timeri N. Murari
Sly history



People

IN MEMORIUM
A keen mind, a warm heart
Govind Swaminathan was a man of many parts - lawyer, social worker and sportsman. A tribute by HABIBULLAH BADSHA.
ENTERPRISE
Window to Kabul
RUPALI GHOSH visits what is not just an eatery in Tokyo, but one determined man's way of introducing Afghanistan to Japan.

Lifestyle

CINEMA
Festival of discovery
This year in New Delhi, directors whose works have hardly been known in India made the 11-day event memorable after several years of lacklustre fare, writes GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN.
HUMOUR
Always the wrong number
AMITA MALIK recounts her experiences with the telephone system in the Capital.
ART
A statuesque presence
Ramesh Kalkur places himself in a lineage of contemporary Indian artists who have addressed themselves to the cosmic image, which is taken out of the context of sacred art and literally `re-sourced', says NANCY ADAJANIA.
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
Are gemstones worn to counter evil effects or to enhance good effects?


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