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'India can learn from experience'
In an exclusive interview, William H. Gates — Bill Gates Sr. — shares his thoughts with Dr. JAYA SHREEDHAR on a range of issues surrounding the AIDS epidemic.
Arts & Crafts

ART WORLD
Where men and mountainscapes meet
Nicholas Roerich — artist, philosopher, historian and writer — settled down in India and founded an institute of research. Gradually, it turned into a repository of valuable materials. From that time too, the Himalayas became a dominant motif of his art. RAJNISH WATTAS on Roerich and his mountain abode.

Focus

HISTORY
Prince of ophthalmology
Here is a discovery that has to be made known to the ophthalmic community in India. Dr. S.S. BADRINATH, Dr. J. BISWAS and Dr. VASANTHI BADRINATH on Rajah Serfoji II, a royal prince and surgeon of Thanjavur who deserves a place in the world community of physicians.


HERITAGE
The Buddha at Thanjavur
Temples have not only been centres of worship, but also venues for the expression of the creativity of the human spirit using a range of media ... . S. THEODORE BASKARAN explores the Big Temple.

Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Certificates for our cricketers
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Dream city?

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Poll fever



Sightings


  • Back in action
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    People

    REMEMBRANCE
    Champion of the underdog
    `He missed a century by a full run ... .' A.J. THOMAS pays tribute to Mulk Raj Anand.
    INTERVIEW
    `Send the child to school'
    One year after you were awarded the Magsaysay, what do you see about your work? The award has given us a larger group of supporters. We needed the support of those who really matter in terms of policy, those in business, the media and ...
    TRIBUTE
    People's bard
    BIBHUTI MISHRA remembers Oriya poet Sachidananda Routray who died recently.
    FACE TO FACE
    Play to the gallery
    IN a career spanning three decades, Lillete Dubey's oeuvre has ranged from being theatre artiste and director to television and Bollywood actress and now feature filmmaker. She has played the lead in theatrical work spanning Shakespeare, ...
    IN CONVERSATION
    Mumbai nights
    If anyone is looking for material on Mumbai, Suketu Mehta is the man to contact. Hit men, lovers, gangsters, ordinary people — all of these have confided in him. Many have come to regard him as their "friend". Mehta realises he has ...

    Lifestyle

    CINEMA
    All-American flick
    "Troy" ignores questions about the morality of warfare and glosses over the pain and brutality of war, says ANAND MANIKUTTY.
    DESTINATION
    Your next port of call?
    Culturally rich and scenic, Malacca, or Melaka in Malay, is a state that holds something for everyone ... tourist, history buff or antique hunter, says RUPA GOPAL.
    TIME OUT
    Cumbrian paradise
    Whether your taste runs to Wordsworth, real ale or fell-walking, Grasmere is the right place to start from, says TISHANI DOSHI.
    GARDENING
    Spectacular climber
    STROPHANTHUS GRATUS, popularly called the Climbing Oleander, is a spectacular climbing shrub native to the deciduous forests of tropical West Africa. The plant exudes a milky latex in/from its stems and leaves. It belongs to the Dogbane ...

    Health

    MENTAL HEALTH
    Bust the stigma
    There are many myths associated with mental illness that lead to patients being stigmatised and unable to seek professional help. Dr. S. MOHAN RAJ writes of the need to improve awareness on this issue.
    HEALTH WATCH
    Crippling condition
    World Arthritis Day on October 12 marks the beginning of a week to highlight the impact of arthritis. Dr. A.K. VENKATACHALAM writes about the benefits of articular cartilage surgery, which can halt the progress of limited cartilage damage to full-fledged osteo-arthritis.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    I was born on July 8, 1977 at 8.30a.m. near Gooty. I am not able to achieve my ambitions in respect of job, marriage. Please suggest remedies if any. Also indicate my rasi and lagna.


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    Mithuna

    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

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    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena



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