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Paradox of Indian art
If contemporary art from here is sporadically visible rather than definitively present internationally, it is because the art establishment has not negotiated a firm linkage with the global system, writes RANJIT HOSKOTE.
Interview

IN CONVERSATION
A lifetime in music
He is a picture of dignity and concentration as he sits on a chair to sing, his frail frame belying a rich and fluid voice, and a towering personality. At 84, he continues to make waves.KIRANAVALI VIDYASAN in a heart-to-heart chat with him during his recent visit to the US...

Focus

MEDIA
Rural newspaper revolution
As newspapers proliferate in rural areas, what kind of changes are they causing? SEVANTI NINAN takes a look with SUSHMITA MALAVIYA in Madhya Pradesh.

Environment

CONSERVATION
Eco time-bomb
The vanishing forests of Jammu and Kashmir are affecting the State's environment and economy. LUV PURI writes of the urgent need to stop the rampant deforestation.


The magic of Corbett
SHOBHA MENON journeys through this exclusive stronghold of the tiger.
Break the Kyoto deadlock
ANIKET ALAM surveys the "people-to-people" carbon trading as a solution to the impasse over the Kyoto Protocol.

Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
What happens to girls?
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Loutish stereotypes

FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
Into the future
ROUNDABOUT
By Hugh And Colleen Gantzer
Home of the nomads



Lifestyle

CULTURE
Away, but at home
The Chilika Lake in Orissa is home to thousands of migratory birds from November to February every year. Bhubaneswar, the capital city, is the centre of another kind of migration, around the same time. Dancers from the East and the West flock to this temple city to learn Odissi from the masters, finds H. BALAKRISHNAN.
Tomato medley
Wash and chop the tomatoes. Heat a pan, pour the oil, heat well and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Let the seeds splutter. Add the chopped tomatoes and stir well. Add the sugar, salt, masala and cover and cook till the ...
DESTINATION
Big time small town
There's more to Cannes than the film festival, writes LEKHA J. SHANKAR.
CITYSCAPES
A changing facade
Calcutta was a traditional city while Kolkata is hip and happening. Reflections by NEHA PRASAD.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
Aging changes of the eye
Age can cause many eye-related problems. Dr. A. MAHALINGAM explores treatment options.
Embarrassing problem
Why does bedwetting occur in some children and what can parents do to help them?

Books

IMAGES
City unplugged
Every urban centre has its still moments.
A look at a book that captures them.

Miscellany


  • Turn spiritual
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    What is the marriage prospect of a girl with Kanya Lagna, Guru and Moon in second; sun and Venus in third; Mercury in fourth; Mars and Rahu in the sixth; Saturn in the eighth and Kethu in the 12th. Date of birth December 6, 1969 and time 2.20 a.m.


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