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The colour of our passports
Stopped from boarding a flight to London, recently, TABISH KHAIR reflects on how the new rule for transit visas had nothing to do with terrorism but everything to do with the terror of people with the wrong colour of passport.
Land & People

COMMENT
Mirage in the desert
They leave India dreaming of a bright future. But for hundreds of contract labourers, life in West Asia soon becomes a nightmare, says VALSON THAMPU.

Arts & Crafts

ART
Figuring the ground
Iranna Rukumpur's ability to play with the symbolic possibilities of figuration is remarkable, says RANJIT HOSKOTE, reviewing his current series of paintings, shown recently in Bangalore.

Personality

TRIBUTE
Contemporary collaborator
December 22 is Ramanujan's 116th birth anniversary. KRISHNASWAMI ALLADI pays tribute by describing the life and contributions of eminent British mathematician Littlewood, a contemporary of Ramanujan.

Culture

PERSPECTIVE
Exploration of the self
If finding one's voice as an artist is challenging, finding it as a woman artist is more so. ARUNDHATHI SUBRAMANIAM reflects on the problems of transcending gender.

Interview

FACE TO FACE
Voice of the oppressed
GOWRI RAMNARAYAN

Entertainment

CINEMA
Festive screen
Despite reruns from other cities, the Chennai International Film Festival managed to hold audience attention with some good films. GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN comments.

Book Review

PERSONALITY
Life well lived
RANJIT LAL remembers Oona who set different goals for herself in these dollar-driven days and worked at reaching them.

Issues

ISSUES
When computers talk
Computers can be used to bring light into the world of the visually impaired. But even available resources — and at least one remarkable solution — do not get enough support, writes VILEEN SHAH.


GENER ISSUES
Forge a healthy workplace
Sexual harassment at the workplace is an issue that needs to be dealt with despite the Supreme Court's guidelines. PADMINI DEVARAJAN looks at what needs to be done.

Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Churchill in Bangalore
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Evening in Manhattan

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Expression of protests
AGAINST THE GRAIN
By C. Rammanohar Reddy
No more the loyal ally of the U.S.

SLICE OF LIFE
By V.gangadhar
The Anna syndrome



Health

HEALTHWATCH
Hormone Replacement Therapy: Difficult choices
Now that doctors concede that hormone therapy is more menace than miracle, what's woman to do if she's to stay healthy and strong? asks LESLIE LAURENCE. Now that doctors concede that hormone therapy is more menace than miracle, what's a woman to do if she's to stay healthy and strong, asks LESLIE LAURENCE.
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
My daughter was born in Meena Lagna (Pooradam) on March 31, 1970 at 8.00 a.m. in Coimbatore. When will she get a job and get married?


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