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Icon of the Palestinian cause
Though charismatic, Yasser Arafat was a paradoxical enigma symbolised both by the gun and the olive branch. But his passing might augur well for a feasible peace plan, says SHELLEY WALIA.
Culture

Dream of a theatre
It is Bangalore's first state-of-the-art dedicated theatre, and at its heart lies the story of an indomitable spirit called Arundhati Nag. ADITI DE on what `Ranga Shankara' will mean to the city's cultural life.


IN CONVERSATION
Where musicians converge
The World Music Institute, now 20 years old, makes it easy for New Yorkers to listen to the world without leaving town. LAKSHMI VISHWANTHAN talks to its founder, Robert H. Browning.
Dance of the masters
Dance, being a dynamic art, incorporates influences from many places. SUNIL KOTHARI writes of the growth of Kathak in the U.S.

Issues

Break the silence
Violence against women is a brutal reality in many parts of India. ADITI KAPOOR writes about grassroots campaigns in Bundelkhand and stresses the need for politicians to wake up to this issue.
TRENDS
Down and under
Not all migrants to Australia find the life of their dreams. MAYA RANGANATHAN talks about some of the problems they face.

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PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
The prose of poets
MEDIA MATTERS
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Sightings


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    People

    PERSONALITY
    Bird alert
    If the Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary is a popular bird watching destination, it is due to the efforts of one man. K. PRADEEP profiles K.V. Eldhose.

    Sport

    The Proteas are back
    The Men in Blue have to pull up their socks, given their poor form of late, as the visiting South Africans have sounded the battle cry, says VIJAY LOKAPALLY, in a perspective of Indo-South African cricketing ties.

    Lifestyle

    DESTINATION
    The city for bipeds
    It's a city that retains a small-town feel. Seagulls flying over the market square, 19th Century architecture and waterways, and surely one of the top contenders for the most biped-friendly city in the world, says ASHISH KOTHARI.
    Magical coastal town
    Historic buildings, a sheltered harbour, the sea air and the sun on the river make it a fine place to relax. Add to this fine restaurants and cafes and an abundance of wildlife, and Port Fairy is a charmer, says SABITA RADHAKRISHNA.

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Props that bear the load
    Legs are an amazing outcome of evolution. The marvel becomes obvious when one comes across deformities or degeneration of joints. GOUTAM GHOSH writes about correcting such deformities.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    Boy born in Chingleput on October1, 1980. Makara lagna and Mithuna rasi. He has completed his engineering last year. He is running guru dasa, which ends by July 2005. When he will get a job and get married?


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