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Come, fly the skies
This year could well turn out to be the year of civil aviation, in India and the world, says V. JAYANTH.
Interview

Fantasy seeker
Vandana Singh, scientist and sci-fi writer, recalls her childhood with her latest book for pre teens. She tells SUDHA G. TILAK how it happened.

Heritage

The house of Clive
`Garden House'. Once home to Robert Clive, `architect' of the Raj, it is now being restored, says KAUSALYA SANTHANAM.

Happenings

TRADITION
Taming the bull
It's seen as a part of the culture of rural Tamil Nadu and any talk of banning it meets with stiff resistance. SURESH NAMBATH on the sport of jallikattu.

Focus

TRENDS
The new corporate mantra?
Socially responsible investing, well established in the West and catching on in Asia, is all about companies that show good results on a `triple bottom line' — monetary returns, social benefits and environmental sustainability. But is India ready for it, asks RAJNI BAKSHI.

Columns

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Lessons from Nepal
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Florence of Arabia

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Changes in the game
ASK THE DOC...
Eye trouble

WALKABOUT IN OZ
Uprisings remembered



People

PROFILE
Laxman's world
His cartoons, ranging from political commentary through the social satire of manners to humour at the expense of bumbling babus, continue to entertain us. RANJIT HOSKOTE lauds R.K. Laxman who was honoured this year with a Padma Vibhushan.


SPOTLIGHT
All's fair in love
As another Valentine's Day comes along, RACHNA CHHABRIA takes a look at Cupid's modus operandi.
Big on hope
"Little Terrorist" is India's nomination for the Oscars this year. NEETA LAL talks to the film's director, Ashvin Kumar, about his reactions.
Intense and intimate
Decimated by development, the Bhotias have the desire to survive, but who will be their patrons? SUSAN VISVANATHAN reflects after watching a film on the community.

Lifestyle

CRAFT
Art of a scaly kind
A self-made artist, Biswajit Das excels in making models and pieces of sculpture using fish scales. BIBHUTI MISHRA on his skill and success.

Literature

SHORT STORY
A momentary lapse of reason
AMAN SETHI'S short story won the first prize in the recent Writers' Circle Prize 2005 contest held by the British Council, Chennai.
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan


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Mithuna

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Kanya

Thula

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Makara

Kumbha

Meena



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