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The Big Five
In a male-dominated political system, where faction, family, caste and religion rank higher — and matter more — than gender, is the emergence of women power after the recent Assembly elections noteworthy? A comment by ANJALI MODY.
Health & Medicine

MEDICARE
Patient power
As the Information Age brings answers into living rooms, Dr. K. GANAPATHY examines the impact on medical accountability.

Reflections

MUSINGS
A question of height
ON a good day, I am a five feet one inch tall. I don't really have a problem with my height. I really hate wearing heels. So why am I talking about it? Well, combined with other factors like my slight physical build it goes to ensure that I will ...

Culture

Celebration in tribal land
Dusshera in Bastar is a blend of religious and royal traditions. AARTI DHAR looks at the highlights.

Focus

TRENDES
Body shop ... in China
... and JYOTI PUNWANI looks at why here too, beauty is big business.

Columns

FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
Whistle-blowing, a casualty
RIPPLE EFFECTS
By Ranjit Hoskote
The night sky at noon

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
The road to the top
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
There's a haze ahead, Blair

HEALTH ALPHABET
By Uma Krishnaswamy
Pain in the neck?



People

IN CONVERSATION
Evergreen at 80
With the Dadasaheb Phalke Award under his belt, Bollywood's "Gregory Peck" speaks about his zest for life and his first love, films.


FACE TO FACE
Master vision
As he turns 80 on December 18, veteran photojournalist T.S. Satyan talks to JUNE GAUR of the milestones in his prolific career behind the camera.
PERSONALITY
Serguei's sixth sense
Cartoonist, musician, writer and raconteur, Serge Goizauskas, better known as Serguei, dons many hats. He tells SHALINI UMACHANDRAN what makes him tick.

Lifestyle

DANCE
Shape of madness
The Chinese Opera at the Other Festival had moments when poetry entered the sphere of dance. TISHANI DOSHI comments.

Books

BOOKS
Return of the native
It is always a pleasure to go straight to Ramanujan's own writing and catch him at the moment of chasing an image in all its ironic clarity, says SUBASH JEYAN.
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
A girl, Kanya Lagna, Thula Rasi, has Jupiter in third, Mars with Rahu in fifth, Saturn in ninth, Mercury with Kethu in 11th, and Sun with Venus in the 12th. Balance of Venus Maha Dasa at birth: nine years, 11 months, 27 days. Now 32, she is running Mars Maha Dasa. When will she get married?


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