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The many voices of a history
This book, an attempt to place each narrative on the history of Somanatha in context, also suggests a different history from the one that has been projected through the last two centuries. Exclusive extracts from ROMILA THAPAR's book, to be released later this month.
Culture

EVENT
Strains of a raga ... in Gwalior
The Tansen Samaroha, an annual, winter music festival in Madhya Pradesh, is a tribute indeed to a pan-Indian enthusiasm for music-making, says ROSHAN SHAHANI.

Book Review

BOOKS
Visions ... part two
In a sequel to a book that gave a name and a voice to countless women, Anees Jung shows us the younger female face of the country.


'Balanced' read
Leila Seth takes us into her world, which seamlessly intertwines the professional and the personal.

Issues

Silent sufferance
Many women employed in unauthorised prawn processing centres across the coastal belt of Kerala develop severe health problems due to unhygienic working conditions. SREEDEVI JACOB comments.

Focus

EDUCATION
Where the mind is without fear
Each child learns differently and there is an urgency to recognise this principle in our schools today, says AMUKTA MAHAPATRA, looking at Neel Bagh, David Horsburgh's creation.

Environment

ECOWATCH
Spiral into extinction
MEENA MENON examines why three species of vultures are dying in such large numbers in India.

History

COMMENT
Karl Marx: Who keeps his myth alive?
What would the founder of Communist thought do if he were to come to life today? A. DAMODARAN considers.

Columns

FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
India ... shining bright
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Kabul's brave new face

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
A task for Bertie?
SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Free from superstition



Sightings


  • The Dalai Lama speaks
  • Still lookingout
  • ... and scared
  • More to Punjabi cuisine

    People

    PERSONALITY
    With no malice at all
    A prolific writer, walker and scotch enthusiast, Khushwant Singh also has quite a warm side to him, as T.S. NAGARAJAN reveals. A prolific writer, walker and scotch enthusiast, Khushwant Singh also has quite a warm side to him, writes T.S. NAGARAJAN.

    Lifestyle

    ART
    Images of survival and transcendence
    In his recent oils and acrylic paintings, currently on show in New Delhi, Gieve Patel offers us a range of survivors from the margins of metropolitan life. A review by RANJIT HOSKOTE.
    EXPRESSIONS
    In search of Khoj
    Khoj 2003 offered Bangaloreans an opportunity to flex the framework of their art vision, says ADITI DE.
    CULTURE
    Modern folk
    At a time when folk arts and craft are suffering due to lack of exposure comes a complex that is giving new life to the culture of the states of East India. RANJITA BISWAS explores Bharatiyam in Kolkata.
    FASHION
    It's now or never
    GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN looks at why the world of Indian fashion appears to be in a dilemma.
    FASHION
    'About harmony'
    "We all want peace and happiness. So, why not express it through our clothes?" asks Renato Balestra, a familiar name in the fashion world. His body-hugging lines, soft fabrics, rich colours, intricate workmanship are in demand by celebrities ...

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Nutritional medicine? Don't scoff
    Is it possible that some `weird vitamins and stuff like that' can restore one's health? Dr. HIRAMALINI SESHADRI on her experience.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    I was born in Mithuna Lagna with Venus in 1; Moon and Sun in 2; Mars in 4; Kethu in 5; Saturn in 10; Rahu in 11; Sun and Mercury in 12. I am running Sani Bhukthi in the Maha Dasa of Venus. What are the chances of progeny, and of getting a job?


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