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Future and forgiveness
In an exclusive interview, Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu speaks to MUKUND PADMANABHAN about the significance of the truth and reconciliation process in post-apartheid South Africa.
Book Review

World of fantasy
Lion Boy shows that Fantasy as a genre is continuously reinventing itself without losing grip on its remarkable past, writes PREMA SRINIVASAN.


Saga of a Marine
FIFTY years after Battle Cry, Leon Uris goes back to his pet topic — the Marine Corps — in O'Hara's Choice. This, his last novel, ranges from the end of the Civil War in the United States to the end of the 19th Century. ...
Rollercoaster ride
RICHARD M. ROTHMAN'S Intelligent Endings consists of a motley bunch of stories that evoke sadness and try to convince you that human nature is anything but beautiful. The characters that people the pages of the book are almost without ...

Issues

ECO WATCH
Fight for water
Is diversion of a river the only answer to the problem of water shortage? KANCHI KOHLI examines this issue in the light of the Malaprabha Reservoir Project.

Focus

LIFE
The divide after a great escape
Call them illegal aliens, undocumented immigrants or the mojados, but their remittances from the United States, statistics show, are now Mexico's second-largest source of income, behind only oil. However, `is their quest for a better life in America worth it', asks DICK J. REAVIS.
COMMENT
Myth of the mother
Central to the concept of the mother in India is the idea of sacrifice. In the light of Mother Teresa's work and what she stood for, TISHANI DOSHI examines the...
PERSPECTIVE
Trains of thought
A journey may not always make lasting acquaintances, but what it surely promises are lasting impressions of the country's diversity, says SAMIR NAZARETH.

Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
The LSE and India
MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
How free?

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Short of 10
AGAINST THE GRAIN
By C. Rammanohar Reddy
Say no to India-Pak. cricket



Sightings


  • The maiden
  • On the royals
  • Mansingh's concerns
  • A target audience

    Lifestyle

    ART
    `Schizophreniart'
    Photography simulates painting, cinema uses still photography, painting permeates film, e-mail messages turn visual, and Beethoven is seen (in collage and sculpture) and not heard. APARNA RAMAN revisits the multiple personality syndrome in art.
    IMAGES
    Snapshots of India
    Kolkata recently played host to a photo festival.
    SOCIETY
    Bollywood reels in Pakistan
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY examines the hold of the Indian entertainment industry on Pakistani society.
    THEATRE
    Drama at Prithvi
    As Prithvi Theatre celebrates its silver jubilee this year, GOWRI RAMNARAYAN talks to Sanjna Kapoor on its beginnings and its future.
    DESTINATION
    Where two worlds collide
    A rich blend of Chinese and Portuguese influences, Macau is all set to court tourists, say GUSTASP and JEROO IRANI.

    Health

    HEALTH ALPHABET
    Turbulent phase
    A natural event in a woman's life, menopause tends to be highly variable in timing and pattern.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    Is it proper for a wedding to be performed when Jupiter and Venus have set (Asthamana Kala)? If not, is there any remedy?


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