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NIMHANS shows the way
Though mental health is not given its due within the medical education system, there is one institution that has not lost sight of its commitment to public health. BAGESHREE S. highlights the work done by NIMHANS, and the Department of Psychiatry on the occasion of its golden jubilee.
Spotlight

LAHORE DIARY
An effusive warmth
VINAY GANESH SITAPATI worked as an intern in a Pakistani law firm recently. Along with his experiences as an Indian student, he explores the sights and sounds of Lahore.


COMMENT
Dangerous liaisons
No religious minority can possibly be ignored if Iraq is to see peace in the coming days, says SHELLEY WALIA.

Book Review

Deft prose
SHASHI THAROOR's new collection of essays, Bookless in Baghdad, is, as is to be expected, wide ranging, extending from analyses of literary figures to impassioned defenses of Tharoor's own works, and from incisive short pieces on culture ...

Spotlight

LIFE
Misery in the heights
Was it a disaster waiting to happen? Large-scale deforestation may have been a factor in the destruction caused by inclement weather in Jammu and Kashmir, says LUV PURI, looking at the plight of the Gujjar/Bakerwal community.

Focus

VIGNETTES
Temple of the tigers
The felines nod off in the warmth of the sunshine, oblivious to the incessant clicking of cameras and apprehensive touches of the visitors ... RATNA KAPUR writes about a unique abode in Thailand's jungles.

Columns

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Why this storm?
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Inspiration from Pakistan

SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Cook up a storm
ASK THE DOC...
Skin trouble



Sightings


  • The reality
  • Tokyo cancelled
  • Dharmendraspeak

    People

    Dare to be different
    With innovative illustrations and text, Anushka Ravishankar's Tiger on a Tree has won international acclaim. NIMI KURIAN talks to the author.
    What's in a name?
    The family name is important but it's his hard work that has got him into the limelight, Ayaan Ali Bangash tells NEETA LAL.

    Lifestyle

    THEATRE
    On centre stage
    A DIRT track winds its way across Punjarasanthangal village, Kanchipuram district in Northern Tamil Nadu, to the half-constructed proscenium in the middle of seven acres of what were once probably fields. In early March, it is still `winter' ...
    THEATRE
    For art's sake
    KAUSALYA SANTHANAM talks to Hanne M. de Bruin, who has devoted herself to the revitalisation of Kattaikuttu.
    FOOD TALK
    Dhabas of Amritsar
    After a kulcha, crunchy with oodles of butter on the outside, attack the gulab jamun instead. Then, try a kebab ... . GUNVANTHI BALARAM on the ...
    FOOD TALK
    Secrets of Russian cooking
    IN Russia, much has changed in recent years. But, fortunately, Russian cooking has remained the same. It remains rich and hospitable, and customarily preserves the age old traditions of natural cuisine. Here are recipes of various dishes, both meat and vegetarian.
    DESTINATION
    It's spectacular below
    Each formation leaves a visitor awe-struck. Every rock has a story to tell. SAVITHA GAUTAM on Patal Bhuvaneswar, in Uttaranchal.

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    A question of colour
    It is a minor skin problem yet it is considered a social evil. Dr. G.R. RATNAVEL writes about treating vitiligo.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan


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    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

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    Kumbha

    Meena



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