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Making global managers
The MBA is the acme of middle class parental ambition and student dreams, but as a post-graduate qualification it is a peculiar case. Although cloned from Harvard, and increasingly popular, it has been so distorted and diluted in its execution as to lose nearly all the original intent. Why this is so is worth exploring.
Focus

EXPERIENCE
Slow train to Pakistan
Immigration forms in English, two lengthy customs and immigration checks at Attari and Wagah and eight hours to travel 42 km! That is how taxing the Amritsar-Lahore train journey is.


REFLECTIONS
Whither women's emancipation?
MY friend from Jorhat called me up last week. "Bad news," she said. "Matu is in hospital." I stared at the phone. "She was burnt by her husband because she came back to the colony looking for a job ... She talked about you time and again," she ...
Musical heritage
For centuries, Jewish women in Kochi sang Jewish songs in Malayalam. Now a project tries to revive and perpetuate this unique tradition.

Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By By Kalpana Sharma
Winds of change
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By By Bill Kirkman
Communicating internationally



Sightings


  • Namita on 'Shakuntala'
  • Her own person
  • Rabbi's music

    People

    COMMUNITIES
    A lake endangered
    The Hanjis are perhaps the most visible, yet invisible, face of Kashmir. Today their centuries-old culture is being threatened.
    FACE TO FACE
    What does Simon say?
    Theatre, for Simon McBurney, is a question of communicating with all, not just a restricted class.
    Man of letters
    Poet-writer-lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar has his take on all issues, whether it is Indo-Pakistan relations, culture or films.

    Lifestyle

    CINEMA
    Burden of the `Oscars'
    What makes a film relevant and how do American viewers view themselves post 9/11? A reflection on the Oscar winners of 2005.
    FASHION
    The Dior years
    Even today, as one walks past 30 Avenue Montaigne in the heart of Paris, it is not unusual to sense the spirit of a man who made women feel divinely feminine.
    TIME-OUT
    Rediscovering Ranikhet
    Those days, this mountain town was the place one went to, in order to view the Himalayas in their snowy splendour. Forty years later, though much has changed, it still has the air of a manicured hill station.

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Holistic medicine demystified
    A holistic approach to illness works better than conventional ones as patients get more than just a prescription for medicines.

    Literature

    SHORT STORY
    Prodigy circus
    ABISHEK could see the eight boys from his apartment balcony. Suresh, his classmate in fifth standard, was reeling off the rules for the day. "Five overs match. Both teams should field. No umpire. If you hit the compound wall of Mantra apartments, ...
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan


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    Mithuna

    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena



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