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The stranger who found belonging at last
Dom Moraes, who passed away June 2, was no ivory-tower dreamer or fantasist. RANJIT HOSKOTE pays tribute to a major poet who was also a war correspondent and critic of society, wresting his scintillating verse from the combat zones of life.
Culture

HERITAGE
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.

Interview

CLOSE-UP
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.

Book Review

PARENTING
Mothering mothers
A glimpse into the lives of three generations of women in a light vein.


CRAFT
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.

Reflections

VIGNETTES
Arresting experience
T.R. RAMAKRISHNAN elaborates on the adventure he had at the immigration counter in Pakistan recently.

Issues

EDUCATION
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.

Environment

ECO-WATCH
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.

Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Can science be women-friendly?
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Attitudes and an identity

FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
The ABCD of Education

Ask the Doc...



Lifestyle

CINEMA
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.
TIME-OUT
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.
DESTINATION
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.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
A new way to eat
Dr. TUSNA PARK shows the way to healthier eating habits by a slight modification of the traditional Indian diet.
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
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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Mithuna

Kataka

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Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

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Kumbha

Meena



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