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Steve Waugh: A glorious innings
`Why are you going Steve? You're still so good, mate.' Could he have wished for more when asked this at his final press conference as captain? ... Stephen Waugh, at the end of 18 years of international cricket, deserves the recognition, and a place in its history as someone who did enough to bring glory and dignity to the game, says VIJAY LOKAPALLY.
Book Review

BOOKS
Diana's `Rock' strikes back
What Paul Burrell does deliver is exactly what a butler is most qualified to tell — the minutiae of life with the royal family.

Focus

REFLECTIONS
Closed for business ... this winter
During the season of good cheer, there was little to celebrate for the late-comers. The reason? Airline seats, no matter the open sky policy, were all booked to the brim, says NEELAM MATHEWS.


SPOTLIGHT
A union and a hospital
An idea that slain union leader Neogi sought to integrate into the political discourse was healthcare for workers. V. KRISHNA ANANTH looks at the growth of the Shaheed Hospital, which was the result of his attempts.
COMMENT
All for harmony
BILKEES I. LATIF writes of an organisation that works in the slums of Mumbai to foster the creed of non-violence.

Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Hindi chauvinism
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
... worth lauding

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Is Rs. 400 so outrageous?
ROUNDABOUT
By Hugh And Collen Gantzer
Marble gem of the Paigahs



People

TRIBUTE
'A human balance humanly acquired'
His was a name synonymous with the ideal of a literary culture in a city that does its best to deny such an ideal. RANJIT HOSKOTE remembers Nissim Ezekiel.

Lifestyle

ART
A painting for peace
It's not every day that an Indian artist wins a major international award in Europe. That's why collectors and laymen alike took note when Kerala-born, Bangalore-based Yusuf Arakkal was awarded the silver medal for new media and ...
CULTURE
Satire for our times
UMA MAHADEVAN DASGUPTA talks to Jonathan Stone about Ralf Ralf's "The Summit", that blends song, dance and invented language.
CINEMA
Festivals in contrast
ANAND PATWARDHAN compares the International Film Festivals in Mumbai and Karachi to find silver linings in a year marked by censorship troubles.
LOC-Kagil: How `real'?
It claims to tell "the real story", but "real life" remains outside the camera's reach in "LOC-Kargil", thus continuing Bollywood's tradition of using the Valley for escapism and romance while erasing Kashmiris from it. ANANYA JAHANARA KABIR comments.
THEATRE
All the town is a stage
A town is transformed into an open air theatre as all its residents enact the life of Lord Krishna. BIBHUTI MISHRA takes a look at the Dhanuyatra in Orissa.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
Bent up double?
Lower back pain with sciatica is a common syndrome. Dr. RUSSELL WOODMAN and KAARTHICK MANI look at the causes and prevention, from the perspective of physiotherapy.
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
A native of Meena Lagna, Kanya Rasi (Chitta 1), has Mars in 2; Sun and Mercury in 3; Venus and Rahu in 5; retrograde Saturn and Kethu in 11; Jupiter in 12. What prospects in Sani Maha Dasa running from June, 2002?


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