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Sunday, June 09, 2002
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Is there an Indian style?
The anatomy of faith
It is a sense of separation that fundamentally underwrites all forms of ignorance, cruelty, prejudice and suffering. And it is here that history, economics, politics, literature and sociology can assist our comprehension. These disciplines help to ad dress such questions as the social organisation of greed, the cultural legitimation of hate or the acceptability of inequality, between genders, castes or communities, writes LATA MANI.
Craft: Shifting sands
A five-day residential workshop organised recently in Bangalore, brought together craftspeople, NGOs, government representatives, designers and students to explore the changes facing the world of traditional craft. ADITI DE on the participants' views .
A Gandhian in Garhwal
RAMACHANDRA GUHA rounds off his portrait of Chandi Prasad Bhatt, one of the country's greatest and inadequately honoured environmentalists, by recollecting his personal memories of him. The conclusion of a two-part article.
`Breathe In, Breathe Out', directed by Lillete Dubey, based on Edward Albee's Pulitzer winning "Three Tall Women," was an intense, intelligent production, says UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA, reviewing a recent performance at Mumbai's NCPA Experimental T heatre.
The Phakama way
Mumbai's Prithvi Theatre recently facilitated a workshop in Pune based on the Phakama way, or community-based intercultural learning to promote understanding and combat conflict in society. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN on this South African concept.
A green and pleasant land
Bastar is one place on Earth that is crammed with Nature, writes M.P. NATHANAEL
Whither family medicine?
There is nothing inevitable about the decline in general practice's fortune but if this trend is to be halted and reversed, it can be only through consistent and constructive leadership. DR. K. P. PARTHASARATHY on the importance of family practice as a discipline.
Complex strands of bonding
Rohinton Mistry's narrative in his Family Matters is more or less an agreeable journey. In a way it quietly seems to assert the power of the real over the imagined, says MUKUND PADMANABHAN.
A Concise History of Modern Architecture in India traces, from the 1920s till the end of the 20th Century, architectural and political influences, identifies the pioneers and the trendsetters and describes the styles with its variations. TARA MURAL I lauds the book as interesting and informative.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
Should a Jyeshta star born wed only the eldest (Jyeshta) among siblings? If the marriage is with a younger one, is it harmful?
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