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M.S. Subbulakshmi: Portraits of a diva
The first few times he saw MS was as a boy ... fleeting glimpses. Then, years later, T.S. NAGARAJAN was to meet the singing sensation once more.
Book Review

ART
'Dyed in the colour of Krishna'
Here is a book that is both a celebration and an exposition of an era when artists were very much a part of a feudal world that required their services.

Spotlight

HISTORY
Search for a common past
Remains from prehistoric times suggest that the links between India and Sri Lanka go much further back in antiquity than is commonly assumed. S. MUTHIAH explores this theme in the light of archaeological evidence.


Lens view
Ninety-year-old Homai Vyarawalla, India's first woman photojournalist, seems to have been forgotten by history. JUNE GAUR profiles 'Dalda 13'.

Environment

ECO-WATCH
An SOS for the Dal
The Dal lake supports tourism and is a source of livelihood for most locals. Yet, ironically, these factors are threatening the lake's very existence, says PRAKRIITI GUPTA.

Columns

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Think young
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Weapons of mass distraction?

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Passages through India

Ask the Doc...

HEALTH ALPHABET
By Uma Krishnaswamy
Thyroid disorders



Sightings


  • Another hit
  • In the limelight
  • Now a Russion

    People

    IN MEMORIAM
    Rooted in the oral tradition
    An interest in musical instruments led to an exploration of their materiality and ecology and thereon to sociology, the complex world of castes, their cultures, politics and practices. SHAIL MAYARAM pays tribute to Komal Kothari who explored the rich cultural and musical traditions of Rajasthan for over 50 years.
    PERSONALITY
    From celluloid to politics
    RANDOR GUY looks at Ronald Reagan's cinematic career before he entered the White House.

    Lifestyle

    DESTINATION
    Awesome Death Valley
    It comprises more than a million acres of desert scenery, complex geology, wilderness and sites of historical importance. K. KUNHIKRISHNAN explores North America's lowest, hottest and driest location.
    CULTURE
    Textiles as history
    `Sari to Sarong: 500 years of Indian and Indonesian textile exchange' is one of the largest and most ambitious exhibitions ever curated. PUSHPA CHARI reveals the legacy of cultural influences.
    EXPERIENCE
    ASEAN ... by road
    It's a region next door and stretches along a route estimated to be about 5,023 km long; one that will demonstrate our geographical continuity to the ASEAN member countries. TUTU DHAWAN, a member of the first road survey team to chart out the way for the `India-ASEAN Motor Car Rally', drove down from India to Thailand ....

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Save your teeth
    Dr. VIJAILAKSHMI ACHARYA writes on the options for replacing lost teeth.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    Leo Ascendant. Sun and Mercury in the second house; Jupiter Venus, Mars in the third house; Kethu in the fourth; Moon in the fifth; Rahu in the 10th, Saturn in the 12th. What are the prospects of his promotion and success in court cases for promotion?


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    Mithuna

    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena



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