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Sunday, June 13, 2004
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The stranger who found belonging at last
Legends across panels
NANDITHA KRISHNA looks at two books that are a valuable documentation of the Tamil heritage of painting. Both are one-of-a-kind collections of photographs that have made a contribution to our knowledge of Indian art, she says.
When a cobra strikes
Romulus Whitaker, India's leading herpetologist, has been doing a survey of the incidence of snakebites in India. He points out that there are basically four venomous snakes that feature in this the cobra, the Russell's viper, the saw- scaled viper and the krait. He calls them the "Big Four". Excerpts from an interview withS. THEODORE BASKARAN.
A glimpse into the lives of three generations of women in a light vein.
Weaves of excellence
An ideal handbook for people who aspire to know about the rich textile and wool tradition in India, to refer to again and again.
T.R. RAMAKRISHNAN elaborates on the adventure he had at the immigration counter in Pakistan recently.
Agenda for change
In an era of late capitalism, which has exacerbated the idealisticpragmatic divide in education, there is an urgent need to work out an effective philosophy that is at once dynamic and forward looking, matching the needs of technology with the cultivation of the heart, writes SACHIDANANDA MOHANTY.
Cup of misery
The closure of tea plantations in West Bengal has led to an unprecedented human tragedy as workers struggle to survive. SUNIL SCARIA writes of their trials and tribulations.
Biosphere in peril
... and what is responsible is a corporate project that has all the ingredients of a modern day tourism blockbuster, and one that could well sound the death knell of this unique ecosystem, says PANKAJ SEKHSARIA.
An icon of style
Some film stars are indelibly etched in the public's memory and one of them is Cary Grant. RANDOR GUY profiles the Hollywood star in the year of his centenary.
A field day in Coorg
Though it may be the largest hockey tournament in the world, calling it a `family festival' is just right, says KRISHNAKUMAR.
Land of the Incas
`The comforting murmurs of nature lulled the mind into deep meditation. Then I opened my eyes. The mountain of Machchu Picchu was behind me'... . USHA KRIS explores Peru.
A new way to eat
Dr. TUSNA PARK shows the way to healthier eating habits by a slight modification of the traditional Indian diet.
I was born on August 4, 1985 around 10.05 a.m. What is my Lagna and Rasi? Is there any chance for a career in medicine?
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