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How aesthetic are we?
It was an inconclusive debate one night that kept SHAKTI MAIRA wondering about the real state of visual literacy and intelligence here. Then, he waited for an opportunity to travel beyond Delhi to look for the answers ... .
Interview

Musical ventures
As a 20th generation Dhrupadiya, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar is involved in propagating the music of the rudraveena. MALA KUMAR traces his journey from student to teacher.

Heritage

HERITAGE
Down the corridors of time
GEETA DOCTOR looks at a palace in South India that once rivalled the monuments at Thebes.

Focus

DEVELOPMENT
Head for the Naga hills
Tourism is coming to a remote village community in Nagaland and while planners and bureaucrats see it as a perfect enterprise, Naga youth are showing why they will have the final say. RAHUL GOSWAMI writes.


HUMAN RIGHTS
An outsider within
Despite constitutional provisions and legal redress, caste-based human rights violations remain a simmering problem. SOMA BASU examines this hidden apartheid in India.

Environment

ECO-WATCH
Caught in a corporate web
The revival of the port project in Dhamra, Orissa, places huge risks on the endangered Olive Ridley turtle and Gahirmatha, the largest turtle nesting site in the world, says PANKAJ SEKHSARIA.
Mine, not yours
Threatened by limestone quarrying, the people of Hemwalghati launched an agitation to safeguard their livelihood and rights. KANCHI KOHLI comments.

Columns

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Fighting over signals
PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
A Viceroy's reading list

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Warrant for the right price



Sightings


  • Clear in what he wants
  • More on the lyrics
  • Sridevi on Malini

    People

    TRIBUTE
    No compromises in his art
    Ustad Vilayat Khan was a larger-than-life mercurial personality, remembers GOWRI RAMNARAYAN.
    PERSONALITY
    One-man army
    Ralph Nader's entry into the U.S. Presidential elections for the third time has drawn attention to in-built defects of the two-party system. RANDOR GUY profiles the celebrated American consumer-activist.

    Lifestyle

    IMAGES
    Performance photography
    ADITI DE

    Health

    IN FIRST PERSON
    Foodie fads
    Dr. GEORGE THOMAS reflects on the mass of easily available dietary advice that adds to his already-complicated life as a cardiologist.
    IN FIRST PERSON
    To hell and back
    Schizophrenia is an illness most people would rather not recognise. SAVITA talks about her battle with it.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    Date of Birth: April 5, 1979. Punarvasu and Kataka Rasi. Simha Lagna. Saturn and Rahu in Lagna. Venus and Kethu in the Seventh; Sun, Mars and Mercury in the Eighth. Mandi in 10th, Moon and Jupiter in 12th. Jupiter's Dasa Balance eight months and 24 days. When will the native get a good job?


    Mesha

    Rishabha

    Mithuna

    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena



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