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Prime moves
The Indian electorate is an innovator. It stretches the limits of what is democratically possible each time it responds to a call for General Elections, comments VIJAY NAMBISAN.
Drawing

VIGNETTES
India drowning?
As the Sardar Sarovar dam rises slowly, NEETA DESHPANDE remembers the villages now submerged and wonders about the future.

Interview

IN CONVERSATION
Love of opera
An opera combines the arts of solo and choral singing, declamation and dancing in a staged spectacle. SELINE AUGUSTINE talks to Lori Ann about her entry into this field.

Heritage

HISTORY
Shrine in the forest
SRIMATI KRISHNAKUMAR traces the history of the ancient Rajagopalaswamy temple in Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu.

Travel

ADVENTURE
Ride of a lifetime
As the only woman on a biking expedition to the Indo-China border, NICOLITTA D'PENHA pens her experiences.

Personality

PERSONALITY
Mission for vision
In an attempt to give more people their sight, Dr. Venkataswamy of Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, has developed a model that fetches returns even when many patients are treated free. SOMA BASU talks to the octogenarian eye-surgeon.

Book Review

Intricate weaves
Carpet and shawl weaving has been a traditional craft passed on from generation to generation in India. Two books on a part of the textile heritage are a lay reader's delight.


Dancers' journeys
Thoughtfully edited, carefully assembled, the book gives more than a bird's-eye view of Indian dance.

Travel

LEISURE
Sea of excitement
A three-day cruise aboard the SuperStar Virgo was the ultimate in luxury on the waters, writes SAVITHA GAUTAM.

Events

MEDIA
Through Asian eyes
The first Asia Media Summit held in Kuala Lumpur in April attracted over 450 participants from about 50 countries across Asia and many other parts of the world. AMMU JOSEPH reports on the main themes discussed at the three-day gathering.

Columns

PAST AND PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Five myths about Nehru
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Democratic maturity

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Overdose
AGAINST THE GRAIN
By C. Rammanohar Reddy
The great media let-down

HEALTH WATCH
Silent scourge
ASK THE DOC...
Psychiatric disorder

ASK THE DOC...
Bedwetting



Sightings


  • SUNJAY DUTT
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  • A Daughter's Story

    People

    CONSERVATION
    A people in peril
    The snake charmers, once symbols of the exotic east, are today a community in peril. The challenge is to use their skills to protect both the snakes and the snake charmers, writes BAHAR DUTT.

    Lifestyle

    FASHION
    Westward ho!
    As Indian designer wear seems all set to enter big time in the West, UPASANA ASRANI looks at the trends from the Lakme India Fashion Week.

    Health

    Innovative approach
    Tumours in the eye can now be treated by ENT surgeons due to the proximity of the eye and the sinuses, write Dr. P. KANTHAMANI and Dr. G. SUNDHAR KRISHNAN.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    My daughter was born on July 17, 1986 at 7.30 p.m. in Alapuzha district with Makara lagna and star Anusham. What are her educational prospects? Will she succeed in the Civil Services exams?


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