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A village by the sea
The people of Pattinacherry have known the sea all their lives and have no illusions about it. But after the tsunami struck, what would be tough to handle is the trauma and restoring confidence in their vocation, says SUBASH JEYAN.
Book Review

PERSONALITY
Heroic villain
An informative and entertaining biography of a daredevil Pathan.

Focus

THE ASIAN TSUNAMI
An eye in the sky
Despite natural disasters striking the country each year, focus among official agencies is often sadly lacking. That deficiency may need more than just an infusion of technology to rectify, says N. GOPAL RAJ.


THE ASIAN TSUNAMI
Let Nature's defences be
The lesson from the tsunami disaster is as clear as it can be. The Coastal Regulation Zone needs to be further strengthened, says PANKAJ SEKHSARIA, looking at the situation in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
EXPERIENCE
Giving aid
Travelling along with an NGO to give aid to victims of the tsunami, TIMERI N. MURARI finds that there is an endless list of needs to be fulfilled.

Environment

EARTHWATCH
Volcanic fury
Excitement over watching Mt. St. Helens has not abated. It is all about the cycle of life, says SHIELA IYER.

Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Invisible sportswomen

Ask the Doc...

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
`Suffering with'



Sightings


  • Sami the optimist
  • Saif's sister
  • Chocolate boy

    People

    IN THE NEWS
    Whither justice?
    "Amu" is a powerful indictment of the riots that convulsed Delhi in the wake of Indira Gandhi's assassination in 1984. NEETA LAL talks to Shonali Bose on the making of the film.
    INTERVIEW
    Ultimate survivor
    `Becky Sharp is like me — a survivor.' Mira Nair, the director of "Monsoon Wedding", tells GEOFFREY MACNAB what attracted her to `Vanity Fair'.

    Lifestyle

    PERSPECTIVE
    Selling exotica
    Why don't writers/film makers realise that we don't need to showcase either India's heritage and diversity or its squalor and poverty as something exotic, writes VATSALA VEDANTAM.
    THEATRE
    Drama empowers
    NEHA PRASAD attended a unique theatre festival that tried to find solutions to social problems.
    CINEMA
    Turning inward
    GOWRI RAMNARAYAN writes about two Canadian films, screened at the IFFI 2004, which gave viewers something to think about.
    WALKABOUT IN OZ
    Australia Fair
    S. MUTHIAH discovers the diverse nature of the population of Australia. The first in a series of articles.
    SPOTLIGHT
    Canine watch
    A series of stamps on Indian breeds of dogs will be released at the fifth national dog show of the Kennel Club of India, in Chennai, today.... S. THEODORE BASKARAN looks at these indigenous breeds.
    EATING OUT
    Roma's kitchen
    Birds twitter in the tall old trees, while butterflies flit among the flowers, all lending a decided languor to this aroma-laden atmosphere ... . RUPA GOPAL writes.
    GARDENING
    The Crane flower
    AGATI, Sesbania grandiflora, is also called Bakapushpa in Sanskrit. In the South-Western parts of Maharashtra, Vandelia erecta is called Vaka-pushpi. Baka and Vaka stand for a kind of heron or crane. ...

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Annual maintenance
    An annual check-up is not a luxury to be undertaken only if you have a bit of spare time. It has to be actively scheduled into your life, says Dr. SANJIVA WIJESINHA.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan


    Mesha

    Rishabha

    Mithuna

    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena



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