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Spotlight

REFLECTIONS
Boat-ride on the Ganga
`It is a sensitive situation,' said the guide, little aware of the irony wrought by his words. For next to him were scholars meeting in Varanasi to discuss society and history. TULSI BADRINATH


SOCIETY
Poverty on the wane?
Liberalisation of the economy began more than a decade ago. But the number of poor people only seems to be increasing. Why? DILIP D'SOUZA

Focus

COMMENT
The right to life or the right to die?
Time and again, the legal position on an individual's right to die has sparked debate only to die down until the next case. LINA MATHIAS
FOCUS
Creating history
Dr. Amina Wadud led a mixed gathering for Friday prayers in New York recently. A comment. ZIYA US SALAM
Child-speak on video
Children make films to express their views on issues that impact their lives. NITIN JUGRAN BAHUGUNA
REACHING OUT
More than humour
"Comics for social development" are a powerful alternate medium to tackle social evils. NIMI KURIAN

Columns

THE OTHERHALF
By By Kalpana Sharma
Rape and the middle class
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By By Bill Kirkman
A speed limit

ASK THE DOC
Constant headaches



Sightings


  • Beri is back
  • Sister act
  • Tennant on comedy

    People

    FACE TO FACE
    Through the viewfinder
    Wildlife, feature films, current affairs, Alphonse Roy's camera has panned them all. A freewheeling chat with the ace cinematographer.R. KRITHIKA

    Lifestyle

    ART
    Creating his own Muse
    The body, as represented in D. Ebenezer Sunder Singh's paintings, has homed itself in many avatars. A review of his works that were on display in New Delhi recently. NANCY ADAJANIA
    MUSINGS
    Tourist tirade
    Going on a holiday? Make sure that the Great Indian Family is not at the same place. RANJIT LAL
    TIME-OUT
    Dubai's window to the world
    The Global Village is a reflection of the truly cosmopolitan nature of Dubai. SABITA RADHAKRISHNA
    SEASONS
    Summer tales
    This season that we grumble about has many delights. S. THEODORE BASKARAN

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Chronic but manageable
    World Asthma Day is observed on May 3 to create awareness about this disease and its control. Dr. R. NARASIMHAN
    Not just for cows
    Wheatgrass and barley grass are full of good stuff. SWAPNA DUTTA

    Books

    EYE-CATCHER
    Incredible India
    INDIA is a destination of truly enormous proportions. Encapsulating all its attractions in a single volume, and in what its publishers call as a "mammoth venture", is a brand new edition of Welcome to India. It highlights India's greatest ...
    Astrology


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