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Paniker's legacy
This assessment by the late JOSEF JAMES, art theoretician of the Madras Art Movement, tracing the various stages of the late K.C.S. Paniker's work and artistic journey was made just before a substantial collection of nearly 75 major paintings was gifted to the `Paniker Gallery' in the Trivandrum Museum, Kerala.
Arts & Crafts

Playing second fiddle
Somehow, it would seem that foreign influences, especially in the field of art, only come from the developed West to the East. Our influences on the West are largely ignored, if remembered at all, says SHAKTI MAIRA.

Interview

IN CONVERSATION
On a literary perch
Before you know it, the show is over — `Last question.' Relief struggles with disappointment. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN talks to Vikram Seth.

Book Review

Bengal art
The author has provided a humane insight into the travails encountered by this group of artists from Bengal.


IN THE NEWS
Not much magic
This is reportedly Naipaul's last book and it is sad that a major literary figure is exiting with such a weak book, writes ALOK RAI.

Interview

FACE TO FACE
Touching lives
"We have met and we will meet yet again." Whether the audiences and the maker really met (at least the way she hoped) is debatable. Sometimes the end is not the purpose, the means is. And for a problem such as this there does not seem to be ...

Personality

PERSONALITY
Dance like a man
With his involvement in many dance forms, Ramli Ibrahim has changed the very concept of this art form. LEELA VENKATARAMAN profiles the Malaysian dancer-choreographer.

Health & Medicine

MEDICARE
Reset bones, regain form
Whatever the technique or equipment, no doctor can deny that the final beneficiary should be the patient whose disability should be corrected, writes GOUTAM GHOSH.

Travel

TIME OUT
Strike a deal in Chinatown
Do what TANUSHREE PODDER did in Kuala Lumpur. Take a stroll down the crowded lanes and try out your bargaining skills.
LEISURE
A smooth sail
The India International Boat Show, 2004, that was held in Kerala recently, is all set to boost tourism, says PREMA MANMADHAN.

Green Notes

GARDENING
Dazzling lily
HEMEROCALLIS or the Day Lily (Liliaceae) are herbaceous perennials of temperate Asia, with long coarse grass — like strappy leaves and funnel shaped flowers — in numbers on strong stalks. They make excellent garden plants and ...

Issues

Question of survival
The Gujjar community of Jammu and Kashmir faces a physical and economic threat due to militancy in the region. LUV PURI takes a look.

Columns

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Reality at 59
PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
The spread of the salwar

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
First to Third world?

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    Interpreting Derrida
    A philosopher with a celebrity status equal to that of a rock star, Derrida's contribution to intellectual discourse is undeniable. ANANDHI SUBRAMANIAN remembers the French iconoclast who died recently.

    Lifestyle

    EXPRESSIONS
    Kannur in print
    Trips to Cannanore were always business oriented — on textiles — with the larger environment on the visual periphery. Then Pallon Daruwala stepped in and changed things, says MALA KUMAR.
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