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HOW DO INDIANS ABROAD VIEW ELECTION 2004?: DIASPORIC CONCERNS
DIASPORIC CONCERNS
HOW are overseas Indians reacting to the elections in India? What can we learn from their views of our latest exercise in democracy? At the turn of the 20th Century, some of the most influential personalities in an earlier generation of ...
Theatre

Images of oppression
It's theatre with a purpose and its future is bright. KAUSALYA SANTHANAM examines the growth and impact of Dalit theatre in Tamil Nadu.

Book Review

CULTURE
Indian delights
MADHUR JAFFREY'S Flavours of India is a delightful compendium of north and south Indian recipes, anecdotes and information. Beginning with Kerala the book covers six states — Gujarat, Goa, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Punjab. Some of ...


CULTURE
A let-down
THE death of former singing star Suraiya recently was a big story. This, for a star who's been out of sight for more than four decades. But everyone knew of Suraiya thanks to her songs being played on All India Radio. Whether it is "Yeh kaise ...
CULTURE
Star or actor?
THIS seems to be the season for Dilip Kumar. There have been at least three books on this Indian, essentially Bollywood, star in the first three months of 2004. I do not have a clue about this spurt of interest in an actor who is now 83. Yes, ...

Events

At the confluence of the bards
The Sarvodaya International Trust, Bombay Chapter, has found meaningful ways to renew Gandhian thought in public memory by giving a platform to performers who render the music of the poet-saints of India. ROSHAN SHAHANI writes.

Personality

IN CONVERSATION
Musical interlude
Pandit Ravi Shankar, apart from being one of India's finest musicians, also attracts much media attention. V. GANGADHAR talks to the sitar maestro, who turned 84 recently.

Health & Medicine

Diabetes and the eye
Diabetes can cause eye diseases. Dr. VIJAY SHANKAR looks at the problems and the cures.
HEALTHWATCH
Clear vision
Cataract operations have been made simpler by the development of a new technique called Phakonit, writes DR. ATHIYA AGARWAL.
Ask the Doc...
Our panel of doctors offers advice and suggestions in answer to questions from readers.

Travel

PLACES
Grave tales
NANDITA BHAVNANI visits the world's largest necropolis in Sindh.

Green Notes

GARDENING
Golden shower
DURING the month of May, long drooping sprays of clear yellow flowers clothe the score of young Cassia fistula trees, in the otherwise barren park, in front of my flat. As I open the door to the balcony, the morning breeze greets me with ...

Cinema

TRIBUTE
Indelible mark
Sir Peter Ustinov was more than just a film star. RANDOR GUY remembers this multi-faceted personality.

Columns

RIPPLE EFFECTS
By Ranjit Hoskote
The horrors of desire run amok
MEDIA MATER
By Sevanti Ninan
Google's googly

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
American pride and power
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
What being Irfan means

BITE THE BALLOT
By Mukund Padmanabhan
Shift in strategy
SILICON VALLEY SOJOURN
The Indian presence



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    Lifestyle

    TRADITION
    Bonding ... over a cuppa
    It is an Ethiopian ceremony known to be more than two centuries old and DOLLY JOHN attended not one, but two of them.
    Overseas? No problem
    Living abroad but missing homemade food? Just drop in at a local supermarket, says RUPA GOPAL, and you could end up thanking this Kochi-based concern.
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    MOON SIGNS
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    I was born on July 27, 1983 at 10:30 a.m. I am preparing for engineering. Is there any chance for success?


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