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Making peace with Earth?
Critical problems facing water, forests, land and biodiversity are rarely addressed by those in power. As another World Environment Day comes around on June 5, ASHISH KOTHARI and NEEMA PATHAK weigh the pluses and minuses in the eco-balance sheet.
Reflections

MUSINGS
From Walden to Wardha: Thoreau and Green thought
A. RANGARAJAN reflects on the links between Thoreau and the Mahatma and how relevant they are today.


REFLECTIONS
Gone in a puff
With the ban on tobacco advertisements, JAIBOY JOSEPH walks down tobacco lane.

Spotlight

ISSUES
Lives, mined out
No salary for three years, no jobs, no civic amenities ... UMA SHANKARI outlines the travails of miners in the Kolar Gold Fields of Karnataka.

Interview

FACE TO FACE
The Bharati-Brahms link
Her academic honours in the area of Intellectual Property rights trail behind her like a train. The young and soft-spoken legal luminary from Canada chose to do her doctorate in law in Oxford University and completed it last year. Her area ...
Through the corridors of life
Can comics be used to express urban Indian angst? C:\thcci\mp\20040529\images\bagADITI DE finds out from Sarnath Banerjee, creator of India's first graphic novel, Corridor.

Issues

CONSERVATION
Homing in
Finding a second home for the Asiatic Lion is proving a tricky issue. MANAS DASGUPTA surveys the problems at the existing refuge in Gujarat.

Focus

URBANSCAPE
Tale of two cities
As slums in Delhi are being bulldozed to yield ground to parks, river-front promenades, and other `prestigious' projects, AMITA BAVISKAR looks at what it means to the people who actually suffer — poor workers.
HERITAGE
Chug along the mountain track
Highlighting the heritage value of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway will help save this marvel of engineering, writes DHARMALINGAM VENUGOPAL.

Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Sense and nonsense
FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
What the `experts' had to say

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
Mission statements



Lifestyle

TOURISM
Rooted in the environment
A group that is as concerned about the ecology as it is about the bottom line... GUSTASP and JEROO IRANI write about CGH Earth's philosophy.

Health

MEDICARE
Heart of the matter
A heart attack is usually treated through conventional norms: Medicines, angioplasty or bypass grafting. GOUTAM GHOSH assesses the pros and cons of another option — restructuring the left ventricle.
Ask the Doc...
Our panel of doctors offers advice in response to readers' queries.

Miscellany


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    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
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    I was born at 4.47 a.m. on February18, 1976 at Kakinada. Star: Utharaphalguni pada. Makara Lagna. When will I get married?


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    Simha

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    Meena



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