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In a spot of trouble
The objective of celebrating Wildlife Week — October 2 to 8 — every year is not only to educate the young but also to correct flaws in conservation efforts. Examining the plight of the leopard, H.S. SINGH concludes that the key to wildlife management in the 21st Century is in crafting solutions that meet specific requirements of each species.
Theatre

New York frames
The month-long Tendulkar Festival opens in New York tomorrow. A Lifetime Achievement Award for Tendulkar and a new play are some of the highlights of the festival, writes GOWRI RAMNARAYAN.

Health & Medicine

HEALTH ALERT
Towards prevention
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A look at preventive measures and how to perform the breast self-examination.

Heritage

Fading magnificence?
English poet Sir Edward Arnold described it as `not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor's love wrought in living stones'. GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN on the Taj at 350 years.

Focus

A campaign that lost sheen
RONALD B. INDEN, professor of History at the University of Chicago, has been one of the foremost and widely quoted scholars on India. He has been a keen observer of developments in post-independent India, and is best known for ...


EXPERIENCE
Trekkers' help
R. SUJATHA writes of how trekking in Nepal actually helps children of the hills.
PROFILE
Solely for science
Formed in 1917, the Bose Institute in Kolkata is a fitting reminder of the work of Sir J.C. Bose, writes NEHA PRASAD.

Environment

Unique eco-heritage
The icy Himalaya and the desert may perhaps be the only ecosystems absent in Tamil Nadu, which otherwise ensures a truly delightful experience, says P.J. SANJEEVA RAJ.

Cinema

EXPERIENCE
Revisiting "DDLJ"
"Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge" is about being "Hindustani" but not in a jingoistic fashion. That is why, writes UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA, the film is still running to full houses after eight years.

Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Gudiya's choice
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Is Britain paranoid?

SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Celebrity hangman



People

Life of contemplation
Today, in an age when consumerism is lionised, few might consider the nun or monk as a role model. RONITA TORCATO looks at the lives of the Carmelite nuns in Mumbai.

Lifestyle

TIME-OUT
Backwater idyll
They call the homestead Olavipe, `gift of the waves'. Set in the southern quarter of an isle off Kochi, the place is a lotus eater's delight, says SHEILA KUMAR.
DESTINATION
A Kyoto sojourn
Once destroyed by fires and wars, Kyoto, Japan's seventh largest city, today combines the ancient with the modern, says MAYA NARASIMHAN.

Health

Ask the Doc...
Advice and suggestions from our panel of doctors in response to readers' queries.

Literature

SHORT STORY
Arrested youth
WHEN I picked up Frank from Madras airport, the first thing that struck me was his youthful appearance. I hadn't seen him in five years, and he was almost the same age as I was. Pushing 50. His once wispy hair had become fuller, his skin ...
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
Girl born on June 23, 1979 at 2.00 p.m. Please reply about marriage prospects and further studies and job in foreign countries.


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