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A heart to HARDtalk
The lobby was packed with journalists, guests, media students, and television crews. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Defence Minister and Crown Prince of Dubai, was walking out of the inaugural session. My objective was ...
Media

When the watchdog heels
It's a messy world in which there is often a lot of argument not only about interpretation of facts but about the facts themselves. And given that powerful people and institutions can make your life miserable if they don't like your assessment of them, it's easy to understand why journalists like to lean on `Documented Facts', says ROBERT JENSEN, analysing the American press's inability to be a watchdog, in the case of Iraq.

Culture

CITYSCAPE
Berlin ... reclaimed city
As one of the most aggressively positioned building sites of Europe, Berlin urges, or rather, even compels different ways of looking, says GAYATRI SINHA.

Interview

Aesthetic rendezvous
A recipient of this year's Kalidas Samman, maverick dancer Chandralekha rouses both admiration and criticism.


IN CONVERSATION
Voice of reason
SUMAN K. JHA talks to Professor Noam Chomsky about Edward Said, the current crisis in Iraq and the emerging axis against globalisation.

Travel

RAMBLINGS
Jottings on an Indian summer
`Travancore' to Tiruvannamalai ... Join SUSAN VISVANATHAN on a journey of discovery.

Issues

Development or displacement?
The Indira Sagar Dam, crucial to the success of the Sardar Sarovar Project, is expected to be ready by 2005. Against this background, MEENA MENON examines the paradox of big dams and the unresolved issue of what is public purpose.

Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
A warning about Kashmir
MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Eleven versions of the news

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
`A politician above politics'
SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Pin-up panthers



People

TRIBUTE
End of an era
Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer was not only a titan on stage, but also an outstanding teacher. Four generations of his students speak to GOWRI RAMNARAYAN on the memories of the venerable patriarch of Carnatic music, who died recently.
PERSONALITY
Elia Kazan: Outside the pale
Elia Kazan, a brilliant filmmaker, roused the anger of the Hollywood establishment with his role in the witch-hunt of Communist sympathisers during the McCarthy era. A profile by RANDOR GUY.

Health

World Diabetes Day: November 14: Save your kidneys
Experts offer advice on how to manage the disease — foot care, the diet, renal disease management and during pregnancy.
HEALTHWATCH
Foot care
Preventive measures greatly limit the damage caused to the feet as a result of diabetes, says Dr. V. BALAJI.
Attention, mothers-to-be
DURING pregnancy, there are a few reasons why diabetes may develop. Insulin is the hormone that normally helps to control blood sugars. If it cannot work properly, blood sugars may go up. The gain in weight that occurs normally during pregnancy ...

Books

REVIEW
Rethinking rain
International Gallerie: Rain pays homage to rain in all its interpretations and improvisations: contemporary, ancient, urban, rural, innocent, sensuous, savage and life-giving, writes TISHANI DOSHI.
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
Is it right to consider Amavasya auspicious as many do in Tamil Nadu, or to regard it as inauspicious as in Karnataka?


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