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Changing the landscape of their lives
The story of how Bedia and Bacchara women in Madhya Pradesh have joined together to fight caste-based commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking in their communities.
Arts & Crafts

ART
Monsoon magic
George Oommen paints to reawaken the feeling the image brought when he first saw it. Once the feeling returns, the painting is over.

Personality

FACE TO FACE
Why Iran Today?
Dilip Hiro talks about his interest in West Asia, especially Iran.


REMINISCENCES
Memories of the Malgudi Man
In R.K. Narayan's centenary year, a chance meeting brings the writer to Chandigarh.
IN CONVERSATION
All the colours of life
Children's theatre need not censor all things ugly and unpleasant, believes German director Andrea Gronemeyer.

Heritage

CRAFT
Threads of connectivity
A programme to develop the amazingly colourful needlework of Lambani women has seen some success.

Eating Out

EATING OUT
All you can eat
Three restaurants that have withstood the test of time in the Capital.

Travel

TIME OUT
A walk on the wild side
The pains of trekking in Sikkim are worth the effort to see the Kanchenjunga.

Issues

ISSUES
Arduous road ahead
Public awareness is key to the successful implementation of the Employment Guarantee Scheme in Rajasthan.
Launch a movement against drugs
UNODC's theme "Drugs are not child's play" for this year is a wake-up call on a menace that is assuming epidemic proportions.

Columns

INDIA BEATS
By Nilosree Biswas
Different rhythms
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By Mike Marqusee
A gripping season

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Death of a 10-year-old
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Welcome change, but no cause for complacency

ASK THE DOC
Hypertension and ulcers
POSTCARD FROM BANGKOK
By Janardhan Roye
Find `happiness' in Bangkok



Sightings


  • Strong Woman
  • Icon for youth
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    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Wall not to be broken
    Tips to prevent corneal infections among contact lens users.

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    FROM THE BLURB
    The sacred in the Indian tradition is more an experience than a concept and goes much beyond the narrow confines of an organised temple or even a shrine... In a civilisation which has encountered majestic truths and erected grand temples, ...

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