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Sunday, April 28, 2002
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An ounce of image, a pound of performance
A village in East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, has successfully experimented with a scheme of directly giving financial and administrative control of small engineering works to beneficiaries in villages and towns. ADITI KAPOOR on people's parti cipation in ensuring accountability and development.
Journalism as a public trust
Media organisations face a new challenge: that of globalisation, which has brought with it business conglomerates that control the Press. The result profits are given more importance than journalistic ethics and people are losing faith in th e Fourth Estate. A recent conference in Salzburg, Austria, brought together journalists and supporters of press freedom to address the issue.
CAN any of us say with confidence that we know what is what? I had opened the cap of a mineral water bottle while travelling in a train when a person seated opposite me asked provokingly: "How do you know the bottled water is pure?" "Generally, ...
The tradition of Ahmedabad
Though its image has taken a beating due to the riots, Ahmedabad still has its cultural attractions, says SRIMATI KRISHNAKUMAR.
A liberal voice
Sarvepalli Gopal belonged to free India's first community of professional historians committed to a secular and liberal vision, both for the country and its historical tradition. With his death, the cause of history has suffered a great loss, says V. N. DATTA.
In India, while supermarkets and malls are regarded as the barometers of progress, in the West, the bazaar concept is rapidly gaining in popularity and clientele, says RANJIT LAL.
I LOOK forward to the beginning of warm weather in the hills. For, among the many trees and shrubs, which, with their range and vibrancy of colour, burst into bloom after the long hard winter, I particularly delight in the rich golden yellow of ...
Why is there always a better time to donate blood than now? Why is there a general feeling of apathy towards blood donation? Dr. SARANYA clears misconceptions and myths.
THE book, Positive Lives is a scathing and critical account of the state of the Human Immune Deficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic in India. After reading Kalpana Jain's truly moving account of her experiences while researching for this book, it ...
Bond of blessing
Dreams, Seasons & Promises and A Poem to Courage recount the true life story of Manohar and Mahema Devadoss. Their life together, though touched by tragedy, is a tribute to courage and love, writes PADMINI DEVARAJAN.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
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