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Sunday, July 18, 2004
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Brush with peace
Small is strong
"Minority" implies a group that is victimised. This need not be so. A dynamic minority has the potential to influence events, writes KAVERY NAMBISAN.
Muse for our times
Social injustice and exploitation of the weak are the mainstays of director-actress Usha Ganguli's plays. Her 28-year-old theatre group Rangakarmee is the only Hindi theatre production company in Kolkata. She has won innumerable awards including the Safdar Hashmi Puraskar from Uttar Pradesh's Sangeet Natak Akademi and the national Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1998. Here she talks to RANJITA BISWAS about her latest work. Excerpts from the interview:
ON THE MOVE
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LUV PURI looks at how the life of the people along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir has been affected by landmines.
Revolution in dance
Amid strong opposition, Guru Paimkulam Rama Chakyar brought Koodiyattam and Chakyar Koothu outside the temple precincts. K.K. GOPALAKRISHNAN remembers this great reformer on his birth centenary on July 20.
Old trails, new roads
The challenge before the people of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh is to transcend religious differences and accept that an all encompassing cohesiveness is the key to solving their problems, says JYOTSNA SINGH.
Water wars: a way out?
The parties involved in the Cauvery dispute could perhaps look to the U.S. for a solution, writes A.V. SWAMINATHAN.
The voice of a monologue
Can conversion be seen as an individual's right to change in the hope of becoming upwardly mobile? It is exactly this struggle of transformation that `Kaya Taran' or `Chrysalis', directed by Sashi Kumar, tries to explore. KRISHNAN HARIHARAN comments on the film that is set against the backdrop of the anti-Sikh pogrom of 1984 and the Gujarat carnage of 2002.
The oasis of New York
It's a green rectangle that has served this city well. PADMA RAMACHANDRAN explores the Park's rich history.
IF you are tired of the usual orange, grape and mango juices, here are some exciting new refreshments made by blending different juices. A serving of milk shake provides 150 to 200 K cal, 5g of protein and about 220 mg of calcium. Fruit punch ...
Stones in the kidney
What are kidney stones and how are they formed? Dr. RAJAN RAMANATHAN answers these and other questions on the subject.
Having quit service under VRS, can I become a professional astrologer. If not, which area can I choose?
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