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Different strokes
India's cricket tour of Pakistan will be as much about strengthening the bonds of friendship as the game itself. And the matches will be no `wars', but just a celebration of the cricketing skills by two immensely talented sides. S. DINAKAR comments.
Issues

GENDER ISSUES
Victim victimised
Sexual harassment of women is increasing with seemingly no hope of getting justice. `Is there no way of making society safe for girls?' asks MARI MARCEL THEKAEKARA.

Focus

COMMENT
Masters of the universe
We are living in an age of distortion, says TISHANI DOSHI.


SPOTLIGHT
Danger in the hills
Children of nomads in the Pir Panjal ranges of Kashmir are being forcibly recruited into terrorist outfits. LUV PURI examines what needs to be done to keep them safe.
EVENT
Potpourri in Byoffpuri
Variety ranged from the three-minute short to the three-hour film, from the avant-garde to the "Screen of the Absurd" at this unique festival in Puri. H. BALAKRISHNAN gives a word-picture.
EXPERIENCE
An evening at Sabarmati
In a space that could easily have accommodated 250, ARVIND RAJAGOPAL sat alone through the 50-minute long show; something to endure rather than enjoy. It was hard to believe that it was from here that the Mahatma set forth to challenge the salt tax in his walk to Dandi 74 years ago, on March 12.
DEVELOPMENT
Expressway ... to where?
This was the road that was meant to be the showpiece, the way to go forward; a model for financing and infrastructure development projects. But not any more. PANKAJ SEKHSARIA examines the reasons for its downslide.

Columns

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Who's next?
PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
My friend, the enemy

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
The night to remember?
SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Splashes of colour

HEALTH ALPHABET
By Uma Krishnaswamy
Cyclic syndrome



Sightings


  • Naipaul speaks
  • Fitting tribute
  • Remember Deepti?

    Lifestyle

    ON THE ROAD
    `I show you Mahabalipuram'
    RANJIT HOSKOTE trails the Pallava man-lion ... .
    DANCE
    Unknown, yet familiar
    THE translucent forestage curtain creates mirages. Dancers leap, spring, then are lofted through the air. Are they real or virtual, we wonder, scanning the auditorium's array of high-tech equipment. In minutes, lithe forms waft into view under ...
    THEATRE
    Politics of racism
    UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA talks to Pip Utton, whose play "Adolf" delves into the mind of the Fuehrer.
    PLACES
    City on the edge
    NANDITA BHAVNANI looks at Karachi, a metro that has its own distinctive spirit of explosive growth.

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Leave no stone unturned
    Dr. RAMESH BABU SRINIVASAN suggests dietary modifications to prevent kidney stones.
    Ask the Doc...
    Our panel of doctors offers advice and suggestions to readers' queries.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    Can marriages be celebrated during Mamangam year?


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    Simha

    Kanya

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    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena



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