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Perfect frame
The founder of Gallery Chemould, Kekoo Gandhy participated in the modern art movement for 20 years. NANDINI BHASKARAN profiles the man — both an active member of the art scene and a witness and contributor to the rise of the Progressive Artists' Group.
Focus

Have you read their script?
His reputation as a political pundit was soaring. But did it help AJIT DUARA become `chief gossip writer'?


FIRST STRIKE
Spotting the NRI
... but half of their money coming into India does not come as investment.
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Spin yarns of success
Kalahandi in Orissa is known as the land of drought and starvation deaths. But the tribal women have literally spun their way out of abject poverty. BIBHUTI MISHRA examines the birth of Nuakala.
Protect the child
People are just beginning to accept that a problem like child abuse exists. SHALINI UMACHANDRAN talks to Andal Damodaran about the fight ahead.
Women on top
RUPA GOPAL profiles two women who have made a career out of their passion.
ECO-WATCH
Forget history, think fun?
In the struggle to strike a balance between conservation and development, the catchphrase for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is `high value, low volume', writes SURESH NAMBATH.

Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Time to reflect and celebrate
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
The `c' word



People

PROFILE
And the Oscar goes to ... .
In 2002, `Shrek' won accolades for being the `Best Animated feature film'. DEEPA KANDASWAMY speaks to Vanita Rangaraju-Ramanan, the movie's `Lighting Technical Director', and also the first Indian woman to bask in Oscar limelight.
FACE TO FACE
Futuristic footwork
Does abstracting the classical make it contemporary? Dancer Aditi Mangaldas talks to ADITI DE about her experiments with Kathak.
IN CONVERSATION
Lifelong endeavour
Kalamandalam Gopi is one of the foremost exponents of an ancient art form. In a chat with K.K. GOPALAKRISHNAN, he opens up about his entry into the world of Kathakali.

Lifestyle

EVENT
Sounds of music
St. Xavier's, Mumbai, continues its tradition of a music festival in January despite a restricting court order. RONITA TORCATO looks at this year's fare.
DESTINATION
Postcard from Egypt
... and no amount of reading or staring at pictures can prepare a visitor for the real thing, says GEETA VASUDEVAN.
HERITAGE
Outlines of a past
Pre-historic art is of value as it shows mankind in its true dimension. G. CHANDRASEKARAN and K.T. GANDHIRAJAN visit a rock-art site in the Nilgiris.
GARDENING
Vibrant veil
AN evergreen tender and a twining perennial climber, the Jacquemontia violacea is widely grown in Asia and tropical America. It belongs to the Convolvulaceae family and the genus is named in honour of Victor Jacque Mont, a French ...
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
My daughter was born on March 4, 1972. Mithuna Lagna, Swathi. Kethu in 2, Moon in 5, Guru in 7, Rahu in 8, Sun in 9, Mercury in 10, Mars and Venus in 11, Saturn in 12. Her marriage is delayed. What are her marriage prospects ?


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena


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