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Are we ready for medical tourism?
The private healthcare industry is quietly facilitating a revolution to enable India to emerge as a health destination. Yet there are the sceptics.
Spotlight

ISSUES
Water bomb?
There are more than just political disputes between India and Pakistan. The Baglihar issue shows that the differences over water resources may be no less intractable.


MUSINGS
Tradition and modernity
Two random events in New Delhi present a different viewpoint on backwardness and growth.

Letters To The Editor


  • MAIL BAG

    Environment

    ECO-TOURISM
    Reefs get a relook
    Nature is the selling point of the post-tsunami tourism strategy in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
    ENVIRONMENT
    Wetland-wise
    Can India learn from the London Wetland Centre's attempts to make children environmentally conscious?

    Columns

    THE OTHER HALF
    By By Kalpana Sharma
    Is this what we call progress?
    CAMBRIDGE LETTER
    By By Bill Kirkman
    Assessing public mood


    By V. Gangadhar
    Dreams of livelihood
    ASK THE DOC
    Ear and throat trouble



    Sightings


  • Glass, her medium
  • Eclipsed?
  • Bina 'retires'?

    People

    PROFILE
    Breaking the mould
    If you think real estate is still an all-boys club, meet Silicon Valley venture capitalist and social activist Malini Alles.
    DIALOGUE
    Line, gesture, rhythm
    `Pravahi', a documentary Arun Khopkar has just made on Bharatanatyam artiste Alarmel Valli, is all flowing currents and frontal representation.
    INTERVIEW
    Finding a parallel in wars
    Alexander Cockburn, acclaimed journalist, political commentator, activist and Coeditor of CounterPunch, a popular political website, has been a sharp critic of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Recently in India, Cockburn spoke about the war in Iraq and the parallels with the Vietnam War. Excerpts.
    PERSONALITY
    Tonal quality
    A freewheeling chat with Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on things musical and unmusical.

    Lifestyle

    OFF-TRACK
    Dream locales in Lanka
    Chandran Rutnam markets his country to international film makers as the perfect alternative to shooting in India.
    LEISURE
    Shopping? Serendip beckons
    If this is what you yearn to do, Colombo is the right choice.

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Safe heart
    ICD therapy saves thousands of people from Sudden Cardiac Death each year and is likely to become the first line therapy for those at high risk.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan


    Mesha

    Rishabha

    Mithuna

    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena



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