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Sunday, May 12, 2002
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A prism called tourism
Reward for the worst
At a recent function in Mumbai, the Maharashtra State Commission for Women distributed Duryodhan and Rakshasa awards for gender insensitive and excessively violent films, tele-films and ad films in Hindi and Marathi. V. GANGADHAR reports.
The last resort
With a soaring suicide rate among children below 15 years in Kerala, experts say Child Rights is a concept unheard of in the State. The fear of academic failure is so deep-rooted in young minds that suicide seems a natural option. SHWETHA E. GEORGE writes.
Japan's high suicide rate, a fallout of the economic slump, is cause for concern. The government has now taken steps to increase awareness and educate counsellors to deal with the problem.
Indian immigrants in North America, while trying to fulfill their religious needs, are changing the landscape of the U.S., says OMAR KHALIDI.
A mixed report
ANITA JOSHUA talks to Maria Calivis, UNICEF Country Director, on India's progress vis-à-vis its children.
Krishna Menon's birth anniversary on May 3 was yet another occasion to pay tribute to the statesman who guided India's destiny on many fronts, says V.R. KRISHNA IYER.
Aura of photography
Just like a modernist painter, Woodman transmutes his subject matter. This is the closest photography will get to modern painting without actually being like it, says SHANKAR NATARAJAN reviewing an exhibition of George Woodman's photographs in Chennai.
ARTS & CRAFTS
Similar ideas on concepts and material saw Kanchan Chander of India and Helen Geier of Australia embark on a collaborative venture. ALKA PANDE writes.
Does crime pay?
The latest film on the Mumbai underworld, "Company" leaves the viewer with some troubling questions, forcing one to take a look at reality, says UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA.
Problems like a sore throat, hernia and hair loss are common but cause tension and worry. Our panel of doctors offers advice and suggestions. There has been an overwhelming response from the readers to this column, which will be published as a monthly interactive feature. We carry below the answers to the first lot of letters.
The colonising camera
The photographs in India through the Lens and India: Pioneering Photographers, testify handsomely to the technical and aesthetic quality of the work that resulted from the Indian embrace of photography, says SUNIL KHILNANI.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
For a Mesha Rasi native, when does the seven-and-a-half period of Sani begin and end?
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