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ENVIRONMENT
Nowhere road
Road-widening activity is triggering hazardous landslides in Uttarakhand. RAKESH AGARWAL writes of the need for a disaster management plan in this centre of pilgrimage.
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PEOPLE
Notes of communal harmony
AARTI DHAR visits the Manganiyar community in Rajasthan who are an example of bonhomie, and appreciated in France for their music.

Land & People

IN CONVERSATION
An unequal music
Did the richness of his voice overshadow the essence of his musicality, wonders JYOTIRMAYA SHARMA after visiting Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.

Interview

FACE TO FACE
Intense, yet detached
Born Dutch Burgher, married to a Tamil, no wonder poet, novelist, playwright and short story writer Jean Arasanayagam employs a double vision to make sense of her existence in strife-riven Sri Lanka. This ability to be both intense and ...

Heritage

Silken legacy reborn
Today, each brocaded Paithani takes between two and 18 months to weave. The effect is rich, royal, and rare. ADITI DE looks at a vital link in a chain that threads back to 200 B.C.

Focus

BORDER VIGNETTES
Sentinels of peace
Village shrines along the border areas in Jammu and Kashmir are a big draw. LUV PURI wonders if they could be used to cement friendly relations.

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CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
New heights
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
From the land of hate


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Lifestyle

CINEMA
Ray's eternal song
As "Pather Panchali" begins its journey into its 50th year, its greatness remains undiminished. Every fresh viewing convinces us even more that Satyajit Ray's masterly maiden movie has profound qualities framed on a canvas of bewildering human emotions, writes GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN.


TRAVEL
By the banks of the Rhine
It was her first visit abroad, and one that left SHAMPA NATH with ample opportunity to discover a country and its people.
ART
An admirable gardener of images
The distinguished artist Badri Narayan turns 75 this year. In the context of an exhibition mounted to mark the occasion, RANJIT HOSKOTE discusses the man and his work as painter, essayist, teacher and storyteller.

Health

MEDICARE
Healing touch
For almost 50 years, the Schieffelin Leprosy Research and Training Centre in Karigiri, a village in Tamil Nadu, has been serving those afflicted with leprosy. P.V.V. MURTHI traces its growth.

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