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Sunday, September 14, 2008
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No stopping Benegal
With the release of his latest film “Welcome to Sajjanpur”, veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal continues to make waves.
Schools in the hinterland
A freewheeling conversation with eminent poet-anthropologist Sitakant Mahapatra on education and ethnicity.
Songs of hope
In Tapi, Madhya Pradesh, the NREGA has made a material difference to the quality of life. Because the people believe it is their law and they are determined to make it work.
A language saved
Prof. Istvan Perczel’s study of ancient Syriac documents in Kerala throws interesting light on the state’s past.
Cultural melting pot
The premiere of Eero Hämeenniemi’s “Rain and Red Earth”, at the recent Helsinki Festival, was an amazing experience.
Beyond the frame
In Afghanistan, where art is frowned upon, a group of young women use abstract and contemporary lines to explore themes of violence and regeneration. Their paintings will be exhibited in Kolkata from September 19 to 27.
Surrender to the salsa beat
At the recently-concluded India International Salsa Congress in Bengaluru, the dance form seemed to have surmounted national barriers because of its inclusive culture. There’s no resisting its universal language.
Colours of ethnic pride
Against what is perceived as an all-pervasive commercialism in Chinese society, a group of people seek to restore pride in their ancient culture by wearing clothes from the Imperial Han past.
Fading spirit of tolerance
Shabana Azmi’s recent remarks on being a Muslim in Mumbai brings to light some hard facts that can no longer be ignored.
Ray of hope
A new technique offers better chances of successful pregnancy to women unable to conceive naturally.
Trouble around the lungs
Answers to frequently asked questions about pleurisy.
What ails the medical profession?
The relationship between doctors and their patients has scope for improvement.
Goodbye to pain
A non-invasive drugless treatment helps cope with neuro-orthopaedic problems and the attendant pain.
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