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America, look into the mirror
Neither the Republicans nor the mainstream Democrats in the U.S.' political system seem capable of admitting that the invasion of Iraq was never about weapons of mass destruction, terrorist ties between Iraq and Al Qaeda, or creating democracy, comments ROBERT JENSEN.
Arts & Crafts

ART
Vision by night
The Sakshi Gallery, Mumbai, recently played host to a curatorial venture with a difference. A review by MADHU JAIN.

Issues

ISSUES
It's called `virtual water' ....
Though trade in virtual water may seem feasible now, it will not be without adverse consequences, says SOWMYA KERBART SIVAKUMAR.


A desert weeps
In the Kutch, the locals are in uneasy co-existence with their natural resources, writes PAMELA BHAGAT.

Focus

JOURNEYS
A river story
Is it narrow and petering out, or is it icy, unbridled current? NANDITA BHAVNANI finds out.
LIFE
In an alien land
In jail for inadvertently straying across the border, many children from India and Pakistan spend the formative years of their lives behind bars. LUV PURI examines the issue.

Environment

Flashpoint in Dahanu
Drop in agricultural yield, degradation of the environment, declining air quality ... Dahanu is no longer a green paradise. MEENA MENON surveys the reasons for this downtrend.
ENVIRONMENT
Testing times for the Teesta
Plans to tame the Teesta in Sikkim are not new but the ones for `low dams' on the river are raising many concerns. MANJU MENON looks at the controversy.

Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
The Indian tradition of non-renunciation
MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Road ahead

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Fat ... under fire
ASK THE DOC..
Skin trouble

ASK THE DOC..
Constant thirst
SLIECE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Roots of corruption



Sightings


  • Back again
  • On water
  • Music man Taz

    Lifestyle

    VIGNETTES
    Garden city
    BANGALORE, the Garden City, the paradoxical metro set atop the Deccan Plateau, a city that is more the remnant of a jungle tamed into vast parklands, the playground of a posh society. Existing from time immemorial, the present day city proper was ...
    CUISINE
    Just cauliflower
    CAULIFLOWER originated over 2,000 years ago in gardens of Asia Minor and the Mediterranean. By the 16th Century, it was eaten throughout Western Europe. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C, a good source of folacin and a source of potassium. ...
    CINEMA
    Magnetic films
    Barely three months after 9/11, the first Tribeca Film Festival was organised in an effort to resuscitate the neighbourhood. Now it has emerged as New York's most exciting new cultural hub. TISHANI DOSHI samples this year's fare.
    Through a shrinking camera
    Its problems are larger than life, but its solutions are too easy. UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA takes a look at Mani Ratnam's latest film `Yuva'.
    DESTINATION
    Summer in the Alps
    India ranks sixth on Switzerand's tourist arrivals list. And it is keen that the numbers grow, says DIVYA SREEDHARAN.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    Girl's date of birth is October 6,1975. Time of birth is 4.42 p.m. and place Secunderabad. Star Swathi 1. Kumbha Lagnam. When she get married?


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    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

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    Kumbha

    Meena



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