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Between Truth and History
It was the most keenly fought election in American history and one that went truly global. Whether it's George W. Bush or John Kerry, it's going to land the winner with managing a difficult legacy of anti-Americanism, says SHELLEY WALIA.
Spotlight

OPINION
Peace and the new corporate liberation theology
`Today it is not merely justice itself, but the idea of justice that is under attack. Iraq is the logical culmination of the process of corporate globalisation in which neo-colonialism and neo-liberalism have fused. Most people in the world are trapped between the horror of a putative peace and the terror of war. As Howard Zinn put it: You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train.' We publish here the text of ARUNDHATI ROY's acceptance speech of the Sydney Peace Prize.

Issues

LIFE
Danger at home
You worry about rising pollution levels and think you are safe at home. But have you heard of Indoor Air Pollution? ARUNA CHANDARAJU writes about IAP and what can be done to combat it.

Focus

PERSPECTIVE
Superhero syndrome
The heroes who shaped early 20th Century American thought were mostly men of great strength, if very little subtlety _ a tradition that continued with their comic heroes. TIMERI N. MURARI comments on America's ...

Columns

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
`We're all Kenyans here'
PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
The rise and fall of the bilingual intellectual

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Talking about America
ROUNDABOUT
By Hugh And Colleen Gantzer
The sea romances of Portsmouth



Sightings


  • 'Not a queen bee'
  • Furiously painting
  • Saif's sister now

    People

    PERSONALITY
    Defender of lost causes
    Involved in many sensational cases and a champion of liberty, D.N. Pritt was the original crusading barrister. A profile by RANDOR GUY.

    Lifestyle

    EXPERIENCE
    Keeping pace
    RANJIT LAL writes of the ups and downs of lugging around a pacemaker "embedded" in his chest.
    NOSTALGIA
    Romancing the camera
    G.G. Welling is more than a shop. It is a stopping point for photography enthusiasts, amateur and otherwise, writes SHRUTI PARTHASARATHY.
    TIME OUT
    Things to do in Sri Lanka
    What takes your fancy? Beaches? Culture? Ruins? R.K. RADHAKRISHNAN looks at the country's fabled delights.

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Sleep like a baby
    Having trouble getting restful sleep at night? Dr. N. RAMAKRISHNAN writes about overcoming this problem.
    HEALTHWATCH
    Stop snoring
    SNORING is no longer a laughing matter. In addition to posing a strain on relationships, it can also indicate a possibly dangerous and life-threatening disease. Snoring means obstructive breathing and its most exaggerated form in obstructive ...

    Literature

    COMMENT
    The book that didn't win
    Cloud Atlas may have failed to win the Booker Prize list, but no recent novel matches it in terms of scale, ambition or architectural complexity, says MUKUND PADMANABHAN.
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