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And justice for all ....
In addition to the trauma, riot victims have to contend with the lack of political will and continued apathy of the State to alleviate their plight. MEENA MENON documents the situation in Mumbai after the riots of 1993.
Spotlight

People as puppets
State denial of the basic rights of the poor is one that continues despite the form and composition of the government of the day, a denouement that activists who met at Bhopal recently in a convention on the Right to Food and Work feared. KATHYAYINI CHAMARAJ reports.

Interview

`Child development has been neglected'
You could spot him slogan-shouting in a rally with as much passion as writing a research paper on hunger. A pillar and a moving force behind the Right to Food Campaign, it would be no exaggeration to say that JEAN DRÈZE leads his entire life and work, thoughts and action towards realising an undiluted dream of a hunger free India. He speaks to SOWMYA KERBART SIVAKUMAR on crucial issues in child development today and the need to ensure universalisation of the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme of the government.

Book Review

NARRATIVE
Reaching out
The 10 contributors to Walking a Tightrope: New Writing from Asian Britain, had their brief particularly well defined for them. How successful have they been?


Sure-fire mix
This is not a quiz book that can be read from cover to cover. Instead dip into it, flip through the pages, check out your favourite topics first and then move onto the rest.

Education

EXPERIENCE
Stanford education
As a top U.S. university, Stanford is in a privileged position to foster high-quality research and teaching on some key issues in Indian society, culture and civilisation. Yet, so far, it seems the varsity has only begun to scratch the surface, says JORGE HEINE.

Issues

ISSUES
Two sides of a coin
Swapan Debbarma worked for one militant organisation in Tripura, Bijoy Hrangkhawl is the erstwhile chief of another. Both surrendered, seeking to return to the mainstream. SAPTARSHI BHATTACHARYA speaks to them on life after the surrender.

Focus

IMPRESSION
Snapshots from Sitamarhi
Sitamarhi is a flood-prone district in North Bihar, while `Pratham' is a large-scale citizen's initiative to help every child to go to school. Many children in its programmes in Mumbai are from Sitamarhi. From 2003, about 200 children have returned from Mumbai to Sitamarhi, observes RUKMINI BANERJI.

Cinema

CINEMA
Through the mirror
`A warm and moving portrayal of a neglected section of the community,' writes UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA of Sridhar Rangayan's "Gulabi Aaina".

Columns

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
A case for concern
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Instant justice

SLICE OF LIFE
By V.gangadhar
Kathanar magic



People

FACE TO FACE
Aspiration as survival
"Has Homi Bhabha been translated into English," laments the reader, panting through the complexities of Nation and Narration or The Location of Culture. Yet they persevere, knowing that without Bhabha, their understanding of ...
IN CONVERSATION
Minimalist filmmaker
It's been two years since he completed the critically-acclaimed "Dweepa" but he is still waiting for the right story for his next film. ARUNA CHANDARAJU talks to Girish Kasaravalli.
PERSONALITY
Future zone
Challenging existing technology in mobility and intelligence, Helen Greiner, head of iRobot Corporation, plans to have robots taking on all dangerous jobs that humans do. A profile by DEEPA KANDASWAMY.

Lifestyle

DESTINATION
The real Athens
Athens is not actually a city preserved in amber for the fastidious connoisseur, says UDAY K. CHAKRABORTY.
ART
Bronze with a silver lining
DIMPY MENON's latest show of bronzes — "Moments" — which concluded at Bangalore's Time and Space Art Gallery on August 18, is a landmark of sorts for her, an arrival; until this show, Dimpy did not title her works, feeling that the ...
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