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The religion of humanity
Can religion be a source of positive values in political life, rather than a convenient weapon for mobilising the passions of the mob?
Spotlight

VIGNETTES
Pilgrim's progress
Simple people. Uncomplicated thoughts. Total faith. This is what makes the warkaris undertake their 250-km walkathon.


SOCIETY
Campus dressing
Is a dress code for college girls needed? A look at the issue in the light of the Mumbai University's proposal to introduce one.

Book Review

BOOKS
Gripping investigation
SURELY, this question is a no-brainer: everyone knows who killed Daniel Pearl. Omar Sheikh, the British-born Pakistani who was enrolled at the London School of Economics, an alienated Muslim youth for whom killing one of America's successful ...

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CINEMA
Poetry in his cinema
Buddhadeb Dasgupta's personal observations, which he also translates into poetry, enrich his cinematic canvas so that it is at once moving and mesmerising.

Reflections

REFLECTIONS
Limitations are not mistakes
BRINDA was my colleague. She was from an upper middle class family and a fairly good teacher. She had two children Maya and Mahesh. Her husband was a senior manager in a leading company. To everybody else, hers was an ideal family. Whenever I ...

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HERITAGE
Walk through history
Sanchi works magically to put you in touch with your inner self.

Columns

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Questing spirit
MEDIA MATTERS
By By Sevanti Ninan
Nepal's fading radiowaves

PAST & PRESENT
By By Ramachandra Guha
An Indian's verdict

Problems of the heart



People

TRIBUTE
A voice never forgotten
Mohammed Rafi died 25 years ago but his voice continues to charm listeners of another generation.
FACE-TO-FACE
Cultural crossover
In conversation with Vishakha Desai, the first woman to head the Asia Society in New York.

Lifestyle

TRENDS
Don't fight these girls
It gives them self-confidence; it is an ideal tool for self-defence. Boxing is slowly gaining ground among women in Kolkata.

Health

HEALTH WATCH
Trouble with words
Success in schools depends on learning the three R's. But what of a child who seems unable to do so?

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