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One Man's Ooty
The 150th death anniversary of John Sullivan, Ootacamund's founder, falls today. What remains of his legacy? What has been lost? MUKUND PADMANABHAN revisits the hill station to find out.
Entertainment

SHORT STORY
The magician
TILL the magician entered, it was one of those quiet dinners. The patrons were mostly families with children and muted conversation was about the only noise. The restaurant never had a band or loud dancing. Conservative families who wanted a ...

Personality

IN CONVERSATION
A legend speaks
Pandit Jasraj, the legendary exponent of Hindustani music, was in Puri recently for the 35th Bhajan Smaroh. He spoke to H. BALAKRISHNAN about his life and his music. Excerpts:

Events

Black comedy
An exhibition of art cartoons in Kolkata recently had the viewer admiring sardonic mockery and intelligent irony, tempered by nostalgia and the sheer charm of this art form, says NEHA PRASAD.

Issues

REFLECTIONS
A sea change
It seems just a matter of chance that one survived the tsunami, says SUMITRA M. GAUTAMA, asking herself what will make life meaningful at the moment.


On the beach
Tsunamis are non-negotiable natural facts, but for the cultural apparatus that is required to deal with them, we must draw upon our own people, says SUSAN VISVANATHAN.

Focus

SOCIETY
Dream gone wrong
"White Flying" is creating complex social problems particularly in the erstwhile industrial towns of the Midwest States. LUV PURI examines the phenomenon as seen in Detroit.
We, the viewers
How we reacted to "Swades" showed us up for the people we are, says SHEILA KUMAR
A shutterbug in Varanasi
Varanasi is a photographer's delight, but it can also be a nightmare if you are unprepared, says T. S. NAGARAJAN.

Environment

ECOWATCH
Conservation burdens
There is a need to relook at the focus, policies and values of bio-diversity conservation, says SANJAY GUBBI.

Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Hindi against India
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Metaphor for our times

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Hopeful idols
SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Name games


Ask the Doc...
WALKABOUT IN OZ
Five-star Sydney



Sport

Million-dollar amateurism
When most sporting institutions have adopted professional and specialised ways of functioning, some still continue to run autonomously, writes N.U. ABILASH.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
Care for your teeth
Dr. S. PRIYA writes about the causes for and treatment of periodontal disease.
Vertigo and earthquakes
Why do people feel dizzy after an earthquake? Dr. MOHAN KAMESWARAN explains.
No toothache
FROM time immemorial, oral hygiene has always been an integral part of body care. Although considered to be the hardest substance in the human body, the tooth is frequently associated with pain. One of the primary causes of dental pain is ...
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena



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