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Musings on - A digital republic
Where electoral democracy is still the basis of political authority and the key to social transformation, an over-emphasis on digital democracy can preclude initiatives aimed at imagining new communities, testing alliances, and securing more vibrant practical versions of the ideal of the republic. A comment by RANJIT HOSKOTE on the eve of the Republic Day.
Spotlight

FOCUS
Something to `feel good' about?
While the truth is that progress in the SAARC is directly proportional to the state of relations between India and Pakistan, the seven member-countries cannot ignore the aspirations of their people, says AMIT BARUAH, in a commentary on the Islamabad summit.

Focus

SPOTLIGHT
Rural reconstruction - The Gandhian way
On the occasion of Martyr's Day, SOMA BASU visits the Gandhi Niketan Ashram at Kallupatti, near Madurai, to find people who work at keeping the Mahatma's ideals alive.

Columns

FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
Our double standards?
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Another world

AGAINST THE GRAIN
By C. Rammanohar Reddy
Tie for a crore, car for five
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Top-up tops the agenda



Sightings


  • A six
  • Top guide
  • 'Collective action'
  • Dreams

    People

    INTERVIEW
    Theatre of passion
    P.C. Ramakrishna, veteran artiste, talks about the Madras Players, his plays, co-actors and the Chennai theatre scene in a freewheeling conversation with SHREEKUMAR VARMA.
    IN CONVERSATION
    Shekhar's day out
    Shekhar Gupta's "Walk The Talk" succeeds because it stands convention on its head, says MUKUND PADMANABHAN.

    Lifestyle

    CINEMA
    Hollywood spectacle
    It has its glitches, but "The Last Samurai" is worth a watch for its recreation of a lost culture, writes GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN.
    Carved dainty baskets
    IT is easy to carve and scoop baskets from vegetables and fruits and fill them with tasty salads, dips or sauces. Then, arrange them with salads, or with special dishes or serve them as a starter. Cucumber flower with bread ...
    Magnificent eardrops
    FUCHSIAS are popular ornamental shrubs of both the temperate and tropical regions. Named after Leonard Fuchs, 16th Century German botanist and professor of medicine, the Fuchsia belongs to the family Onagraceae. These pretty shrubs have ...

    Health

    Demystifying yoga
    Here is a comprehensive treatise — presented in the form of questions and answers — highlighting the role of yoga in promoting positive health. It demystifies the practice of yoga and explains in lucid terms what happens inside the body when a particular asana is performed. Exclusive extracts from Yoga and Medical Science,: FAQ, which is to be published shortly.
    Ardent practitioner
    Yoga and Medical Science records the pioneering research of Dr. Krishna Raman in integrating medical science in yoga. He has used ultrasound to study the body in yoga postures documenting such internal changes in association with ...

    Books

    BIOGRAPHY
    Peppered with anecdotes
    Rasheed Kidwai draws on his first-hand experience as a correspondent covering the day-to-day affairs of the Congress party, to pen the portrait of its leader.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    Born at 1.14 a.m. March 27, 1995 in Mumbai; Dhanur Lagna, Makara Rasi. Saturn, Venus, and Mercury in 3, Sun in 4, Kethu in 5, Mars in 8, Rahu in 11, Guru in 12. Rahu Maha Dasa is running. What are the boy's educational prospects?


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    Rishabha

    Mithuna

    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena


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