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Sunday, May 14, 2006
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From physics to metaphysics
A U.S.-based scientist of Indian origin tries to connect the material with the spiritual.
THE WAY I SEE IT
There is space in the world of creative arts for derivatives to better originals. After all these years, "Eena Meena Deeka" is more popular than Presley's songs.
Nothing really original here
When novels are manufactured in editorial rooms drawing on current trends, where is the room for questions of originality or plagiarism?
Language of lighting
What is architectural lighting? Ask Dorit Malin, a pioneer in the art
Harmful at any age
Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a silent killer. A look at the myths that surround this problem.
`Architecture is not about creating forms but about affecting life,' says Ole Bouman.
Gateway to prosperity
There is something about Seattle, home to Microsoft, Starbucks and UPS, that encourages entrepreneurship.
I refer to "Beyond barriers" (May 7). In these days of religious intolerance and bigotry it is heartening to know that a Hindu architect has been involved in the construction of mosques for many years. I am sure it goes beyond mere profession. ...
Nostalgia and fear
Ram Guha's "Drive in to the past" (May 7) generates nostalgia as well as a fear of the unknown. Delhi's skyline of early 1960s was not rugged. Today skyscrapers vie with each other to cut through the dust-laden skies of Delhi while a deep fear of ...
Battle for democracy
"First glimpse of a new dawn in Nepal" (May 7) shows the country on the eve of the formation of a constituent assembly. The assembly should also take eventual steps to rule out the chances of undue interference of the monarchy into the democratic ...
T.M. Krishna has hit the nail on the head in "A crisis of culture". I too was mortified to see Bollywood in full swing at the Commonwealth games. India is not Bollywood and Bollywood is not India. Unfortunately, our leaders at the helm seem to ...
An unusual world vision
J.K. Galbraith, who died recently, will be remembered as a brilliant and fearless public intellectual, who had empathy and involvement and an international vision.
He was one of those rare persons who preferred quality to quantity. Remembering Naushad.
Pandit Jasraj on Naushad
I was 14 and in Lahore when my brother Pandit Maniramji took me to see "Rattan", not once but five times! (Sings) Akhiyan milake jiya bharmake chale nahin jaana... Naushad saheb used classical raags to create different ...
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