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Jungle drama
When Koose Muniswamy Veerappan was shot dead, the foremost question was: `How did the police personnel manage to do what they could not for nearly two decades?' But the question could as easily have been: `What took them so long?' SURESH NAMBATH looks back on a long manhunt.
Book Review

ISSUES
An identity crisis?
A clear-sighted take on the recent history of the United States.


ISSUES
On the other side of the wall
Joya Mitra's book is a riveting account of life inside a jail.

Interview

IN CONVERSATION
Music as a metaphor
With his latest film "Morning Raga" just released, playwright Mahesh Dattani tells GOWRI RAMNARAYAN about the highs and lows of filmmaking.

Spotlight

LIFE
Afghanistan today
The situation is far from perfect, says MANDIRA NAYAR.

Issues

COMMENT
Trauma revisited
The anti-Sikh riots in 1984 shattered a collective illusion. Till then we had believed in the notion of an all-powerful State, a super-efficient bureaucracy, and a professional police force. In the end, it has taken a toll on our capacity to sort out differences and disputes, reflects HARISH KHARE.

Environment

Wild moments
It is not easy to capture Nature on camera.BIBHUTI MISHRA writes of two photographic exhibitions on wildlife and nature held in Bhubaneshwar recently.

Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
America's `security' moms
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Iraq dominates

SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Model player

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People

FACE TO FACE
From law to theatre
Kavalam is a small village in Alapuzha (erstwhile Alleppey) of south-central Kerala. Kavalam brings to mind contemporary Malayalam and Sanskrit theatre due to Kavalam Narayana Panikkar, recently the Vice-Chairman of the Central Sangeet ...

Lifestyle

DESTINATION
Meandering around Mornington
There's a whole range of activities from bazaar browsing to water sports for a visitor to this part of Australia, finds THOMAS E. KING.
TIME OUT
Tibet's India connection
It's not very difficult to get to Tibet, says AMIT BARUAH on a trip worth taking.
ART
Weight of pogroms, lightness of rain
Painter, sculptor-installator and inter-media artist Navjot Altaf has just opened an exhibition of her works in Mumbai. A review by NANCY ADAJANIA.

Health

REACHING OUT
Visionary goals
What began as a small community eye care movement in Coimbatore has now grown into an outreach model being replicated across the country. K.V. PRASAD profiles the beginnings and growth of the Sankara Eye Hospital.
Give them back their smiles
Craniofacial problems may seem frightening but there is a solution to them, says Dr. S.M. Balaji in an interview with R. KRITHIKA.
Problem for boys
What is Hypospadias? What are the problems it causes? Dr. RAMESH BABU SRINIVASAN explains.
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