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Threads of identity
She was struck by the sombre women, a single eye in a cloak of black peeking through a doorway. Who were these shadowy women? From where in their black-and-white existence did these exuberant embroideries spring? ... . It took Judy Frater 20 years to find the answers.
Focus

REFLECTIONS
Then and now
Gandhiji's march to Dandi was the beginning of the end for the British. What did the recent 75th anniversary march achieve?

Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
The Bombay-Karnatak connection
MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
How many are watching this?

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
No clunkers
ASK THE DOC
In the eye of a storm



People

INTERVIEW
Search for understanding
Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra's latest "Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi" follows the path of his earlier hard-hitting and realistic films. Here he talks about the making of this `difficult film'.


Thought provoking
ONCE in a while, a film comes along that tries to make a difference. A difference in our sterile and pathetic attempts at cinematic expression that emerge from a world that triumphantly calls itself Bollywood and wears the tag almost as a badge ...

Lifestyle

IMAGES
Formal art or science?
In his exhibition, `Blind Bulb etc.', shown at Mumbai's Sakshi Gallery recently, Sunil Gawde opens out a new territory for himself.
TRENDS
India on the ramp
It is not just Singapore, and its recent fashion festival, that is so excited by the Indian influence in designer wear. Fashion houses across the world are gradually drawing more inspiration from India.
DANCE
Exploring a world of narrative
Daksha Sheth's "Postcards From God" showed the rough edges of the first shows. But it is clearly a work in progress.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
No specs or lenses
With realistic expectations and informed decisions, LASIK can help reduce dependence on spectacles or contact lenses.
Question of control
Children with spinal defects may also suffer from incontinence.
New images
AN exciting era in medical imaging has started with the introduction of PET-CT. This state of the art machine combines advanced metabolic imaging with high-resolution rapid anatomic imaging. PET has been widely accepted by oncologists worldwide ...

Books

SPORT
Cricket and pure champagne
Written with rare flair and a wonderful knowledge of the game, Rahul Bhattacharya's book is a display of high performance under pressure.
EXPRESSIONS
Gendered laugh lines
`Maya even converts pathos into satire. She is able to look at life, take it as it is, then give it a twist,' says C.S. Lakshmi of Maya Kamath's cartoons, which she has compiled into a book.
CRAFT
Beautiful metaphors
A book that every craft lover should have.
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena



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