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Sunday, February 13, 2005
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Come, fly the skies
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.
The house of Clive
`Garden House'. Once home to Robert Clive, `architect' of the Raj, it is now being restored, says KAUSALYA SANTHANAM.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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