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Painted town
It is an open-air gallery, though a lot of the art is faded and peeling, mutilated and obscured. GUNVANTHI BALARAM wanders through the havelis of Shekhawati.
Issues

Of human bondage
Trafficking of women and girls is a major problem in eastern India. RANJITA BISWAS surveys the measures taken to stop this.

Environment

Orchid haven
The Nilgiris is a prime habitat for numerous species of these flowers, providing a feast for the eyes, says TARUN CHHABRA.

Columns


By Kalpana Sharma
Gendered tsunami

By Bill Kirkman
Change, but how?



Sightings


  • Juhi speaks
  • Nadia Hunderwali as subject
  • 'Queen of Dreams'

    People

    Spaces and hopes
    The recent special session in New York, of the Commission on the Status of Women revealed the extent to which those working for women's advancement wanted the U.N.'s space. DEVAKI JAIN writes.
    Pages from the past
    There was more to Gemini Ganesh than just being a star of the silver screen, finds his daughter JAYA SHREEDHAR.
    All for children
    Paro Anand's latest book is about children impacted by the violence in Kashmir. She talks to ZIYA US SALAM about how the book fell into place.

    Sport

    On the fast track
    A major initiative undertaken in Britain in 2003 is slowly changing the face of motorsport there. GEETHA BALACHANDRAN looks at `Formula Woman'.
    An F1 weekend in KL
    Since the establishment of F1 in Malaysia in the late 1990s, the country has attracted even more tourists than before, says VIJAY PARTHASARATHY.
    Kari's vision
    `We can rub shoulders with the best in the world ... ,' the late S. Karivardhan once said about circuit car racing. RAHUL CHANDAWARKAR on how his words are proving prophetic.

    Lifestyle

    Silence is golden
    Chronic noise affects health, productivity and interpersonal relationships. Getting away from the racket is important for good health, says ARUNA CHANDARAJU.
    Quiet, please
    Silence soothes. If it didn't, ascetics wouldn't scale up cliffs to live in a cave and unravel life's mysteries. They don't lug an MP3 or CD player into their solitary existence. It is not without reason that Peter Minard wrote, ``... Real ...
    Walking Fern
    THE Walking Fern does not go for a constitutional or stroll in the mornings as do figure conscious men and women. It only gives an impression that it keeps moving but it reaches places. It is the plant's way of spreading other than by spores ...
    It's more than food
    Café Ethnic' represents the attempt towards the revival of a food system integral to our history, says KANCHI KOHLI, after a visit.
    African Eden
    This rugged area is one of the continent's best kept secrets, say GUSTASP and JEROO IRANI.
    Close bonds
    The experiment of Jewish social life in the U.S. is an excellent instance of how a community has maintained its identity and also taken care of individual members in the age of globalisation, says LUV PURI.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan


    Mesha

    Rishabha

    Mithuna

    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena



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