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Justice delayed
This is a story of two tragedies. The first, the loss of 329 lives in June 1985, in the Air India `Kanishka' disaster, and the second, the gripping sense of frustration with the investigation and trial that the families of the victims have had to accept. With the concluding submissions beginning tomorrow, will it lead to a verdict that many think will be a mockery of the Canadian justice system, asks RABAB NAQVI.
Interview

FACE TO FACE
`We live in a new linguistic world'
PROF. DAVID CRYSTAL, OBE, is one of the world's foremost authorities on reference publishing and on language. He works from his home in Holyhead, North Wales, as a writer, editor, lecturer and broadcaster of international repute. He became ...

Book Review

NARRATIVE
A tale of devotion
Psychoanalyst Sudhir Kakar delves deep into the complex relationship between the Mahatma and one of his foremost disciples, Mirabehn. A review by ARTI JAIMAN.

Culture

THEATRE
Tap their confidence
A group of speech-impaired actors in Kolkata proves that silence is no barrier to expression. RANJITA BISWAS takes a look at the productions of The Action Players (TAP).


SOCIETY
The Mother India syndrome
As a country, we are an easy target for the arrows of statistics. So how can we refute the latest marksman without being defensive? TIMERI N. MURARI has the answer.

Events

URBAN SPACE
Retelling a cartographer's tale
`Deccan Traverses' is a critical reconstruct of history, land and resources, says architect EDGAR DEMELLO, reflecting on the unusual exhibition at the Bangalore Glass House.

Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Citizen Lakshmi
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
South Africa revisited



People

LITERATURE
Melody of resistance
`On the one hand it's an honour and I'm happy, but on the other hand, I fear that my calm life is at risk,' said Elfriede Jelinek on her being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. A profile by SHELLEY WALIA.
RACISM
Network of terror
Nick Ryan spent six years penetrating the world of white supremacist groups and is now considered an expert on this subculture of hate. A profile by DEEPA KANDASWAMY.
PERSONALITY
Scream to fame
Janet Leigh had a brief role in "Psycho" but left a lasting impression. V. GANGADHAR writes about the star who died recently.

Lifestyle

CINEMA
Kaleidoscopic vision
Behind the hype is a festival that showcases newer talent alongside already established names. V. RADHIKA samples the fare at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.
ART
Colours of joy
Famous for his Basheer and Thirunelli series, Murali Nagapuzha now focuses on nature and greenery. K.K. GOPALAKRISHNAN profiles the self-taught eco-friendly painter.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
Invest early in your bones
Osteoporosis is preventable and treatable if detected early, writes Dr. USHA SRIRAM on the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day on October 20.
HEALTHWATCH
Prevent breast cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, rather than using mammography alone as a preventive measure, campaigns are needed to foster and protect breast health, writes Dr. UMA KRISHNASWAMY.
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