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After the deluge
As the Indian Ocean countries cope with the tsunami's human costs, they will also have to confront the extensive damage done to the region's cultural heritage by the killer waves. There are pressing social and economic reasons, argues RANJIT HOSKOTE, for addressing this heritage emergency.
Events

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
In the shadow of violence
Despite the celebrations on March 8, the incidence of violence against women is rising. A look at what can be done to change attitudes.

Issues

Not just a name game
An identity that brings discrimination along with a promise for the future: that is the reality that children of Bedia women face. TRIPURARI SHARMA on the issue of caste names.

History

LOOKING BACK
Remembering Dandi
The Dandi Salt March was both a political and an economic statement. To discern its true meaning, a historical record is more helpful, says VENU MADHAV GOVINDU, in the context of its planned reenactment from March 12 to April 6.


A witness to history
The Mahatma attributed the choice of Dandi to God's will. Decades later, S.C. SHARMA visits the town.

Columns

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Is the customer king?
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Where science falters

ASK THE DOC...
Heat and infections



Sightings


  • Amit's poems
  • De new theme
  • Chip of the old block

    People

    PERSONALITY
    A hit man speaks
    A high point at the World Social Forum in January was a dialogue with John Perkins, who from being an economic hit man, has now crossed over to the `other side'. KATHYAYINI CHAMARAJ looks at the `murky world' he operated in.
    Caribbean connect
    `My research in the Caribbean has made me rethink many things about questions of culture and identity in India,' Tejaswini Niranjana tells GOWRI RAMNARAYAN.

    Sport

    'On the field, I shut everything out'
    SUBROTO SIRCAR talks to cricketing star Sachin Tendulkar.

    Lifestyle

    CINEMA
    Space for films
    BYOFF is just two years old but it has provided a platform for young and serious filmmakers to screen films and exchange ideas, writes PRAFULLA DAS.
    DESTINATION
    In the Valley of the Sun
    Driving around Phoenix, Arizona, a visitor will be amazed at how quickly this ill-fated village has developed into one of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., says JANARDHAN ROYE.
    CULTURE
    Building bridges
    RAHUL CHANDAWARKAR who took part in the World Performing and Visual Arts festival in Lahore recently, says that culture alone can cement the ties between India and Pakistan.
    REFLIECTIONS
    East and West revisited
    GARGI PARSAI was back in Berlin recently. Her impressions.

    Health

    Control cholesterol
    NUTRITIONAL medicine has become very popular in the West and the idea is slowly picking up in India too. Nutraceuticals, unlike other natural products, have a known molecular structur and mechanism of action. For high blood ...
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan


    Mesha

    Rishabha

    Mithuna

    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena



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