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Sunday, May 23, 2004
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As the Sardar Sarovar dam rises slowly, NEETA DESHPANDE remembers the villages now submerged and wonders about the future.
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.
Shrine in the forest
SRIMATI KRISHNAKUMAR traces the history of the ancient Rajagopalaswamy temple in Mannargudi, Tamil Nadu.
Ride of a lifetime
As the only woman on a biking expedition to the Indo-China border, NICOLITTA D'PENHA pens her experiences.
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.
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.
Thoughtfully edited, carefully assembled, the book gives more than a bird's-eye view of Indian dance.
Sea of excitement
A three-day cruise aboard the SuperStar Virgo was the ultimate in luxury on the waters, writes SAVITHA GAUTAM.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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