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How to read the news and survive
Revisiting the Iraq crisis, leitmotif of 2003, RANJIT HOSKOTE outlines the shape of things to come.
Festivals

CULTURE
Desert rhythms
A music festival in the desert? Well, that's what happens at the Touareg festival in Mali, says ANANTHA KRISHNAN.

Book Review

COOKBOOK
Festival fiesta
GIVEN the multitude of gods in the Hindu pantheon, it's no wonder that there are numerous festivals. With Pongal in January, Shivaratri in February, News Year's Day in April ... the list goes on. But what sets these festivals apart, besides ...

Issues

FOCUS
Handcuffs on women
Though there are no statistics on custodial violence, it is a spectre that continues to haunt society. LINA MATHIAS comments on this issue in the light of the Supreme Court's ruling that a lady constable need not be present during the arrest of women.

Focus

ISSUES
Premium on peace
Nanded in Maharashtra has been a communally sensitive area for more than 10 years now. MEENA MENON examines the causes of the latest riot in November and the efforts on to find a solution.

History

SPOTLIGHT
Reconstruction and renewal
The rebuilding of the Frauenkirche in Dresden is a sign of reconciliation between the bitter enemies of World War II, writes K.V. KRISHNASWAMY. It is a symbol of reconciliation between the bitter enemies of World War II. K.V. KRISHNASWAMY on the rebuilding of the Frauenkirche in Dresden.

Columns

FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
The year of all things Indian
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Remember this?

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
This week... in Britain



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    People

    TRIBUTE
    The great `little' man
    Dr. K.S. Sanjivi was a pioneer in promoting the concepts of community health care and holistic approach to medicine much before they became popular. In his centenary year, the doctor's students and associates talk to RASHEEDA BHAGAT about their mentor.

    Lifestyle

    PERFORMANCE
    Rite of memory
    Sri Aurobindo's epic `Savitri' is reborn in the hands of Telugu poet and filmmaker Pattabhi Rama Reddy. ADITI DE visits Bijadi to watch the rehearsals of `In the Hour of God'.
    PERFORMANCE
    Where's the light?
    The `Mahabharata Project' was conceived of as an aesthetic piece, but it lacked one elusive element — chutzpah. TISHANI DOSHI writes.
    PERFORMANCE
    New idioms
    Combining contemporary dance and Kathak, Akram Khan and his dancers carve a new vocabulary of the body with `Kaash', comments UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA.
    CUISINE
    A New Year spread
    NEW Year is a time for merry making and feasting. As families gather around the dining table, here's a festive menu — complete from soup to dessert. Spinach soup
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    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Voice wisdom
    How often do we consider taking care of our voice? Yet it is important since it is one of the markers of human individuality. Tips to cultivate a good voice.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    What are the remedies for one with Saturn in the 8th , and Jupiter in the 10th?


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