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Maestro's spell
When Zubin Mehta comes to his hometown, Mumbai, there is a ripple of excitement that runs through the city. a certain section of the city. He finds the times for a freewheeling chat.
Spotlight

ARCHAEOLOGY
Making sense of Machu Picchu
Does the similarity of its story to events that continue even today make it a monument to human nature?

Aviation

Taking off
Low cost is the new mantra in India.

Book Review

FICTION
Multi-layered tale
In her latest book, Divakaruni delves deeply into the schism between the mythical and the real as existence.

Letters

Glorification?
Sir, I read with interest and consternation "In naxal heartland" (Magazine, April 10) which tries to glorify the Naxal movement. Lack of development is the root cause of the unrest among tribals. The Naxalites should lay down arms and join ...

Heritage

Moodbidri — woods of yore
A two-hour drive from Manipal, Moodbidri offers one a glimpse of Jain culture.GOWRI RAMNARAYAN

Issues

Horror of killer hooch
December 2004 saw illicit hooch claim many lives in Mumbai.

Focus

REFLECTIONS
Border crossings
Did the world indeed witness `a historic moment' on April 7, as was so continually asserted by the telemedia?


Schools for all?
The Global Action Week on Education April 24 to April 30, looks at the connection between poverty and education.

Columns

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Reclaiming dharma
PAST & PRESENT
By By Ramachandra Guha
A mask that was pierced?

MEDIA MATTERS
By By Sevanti Ninan
Serial run

Surgical options



People

PERSONALITY
Feel for films
From a sizzling screen siren in the 1960s to the sedate Chief of the Censor Board, actor Sharmila Tagore's cinematic journey has been eclectic and eventful. Here, she speaks about the need for censorship in India, her forthcoming films and her philosophy of life.
PERSONALITY
Kathakali's queen
Kottakkal Sivaraman has won recognition for his portrayal of female characters in Kathakali. A profile. K.K. GOPALAKRISHNAN

Lifestyle

TIME-OUT
Desert rhapsody
The Jaisalmer Desert Festival -- a pot pourri of music, song and dance — should become a `must see' on everyone's travel itinerary.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
Early warning signals
Many medical emergencies can actually be avoided. Learn to recognise the warning signs of a major medical problem and save yourself much trouble.

Literature

SHORT STORY
Are you coming to Scarborough Fair?
SHE held the coffee cup under his nose. The captivating aroma and the frothy surface foretold its exquisite taste. She made such coffee only when she felt an extraordinary affection for him. He took a sip and nodded approvingly. Then he returned ...
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena



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