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Sunday, June 30, 2002
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Race for the Presidency
Have we found aesthetic self-rule?
After spending a number of years in the U.S., SHAKTI MAIRA came back to India last year. He has been questing the visual world around him ever since and asks: have we found swaraj in our arts or in our aesthetics?
Political mind game
Al Jazeera has had an unprecedented effect in the Arab World the creation of an open intellectual resistance, where people are beginning to speak of political change. SHIV AROOR writes on the satellite channel that made waves during the Ameri can campaign in Afghanistan.
A story retold
The Hoshangabad Science Teaching Programme a discovery-based approach that enables students to learn from experiments conducted in the classroom is on its way out. MEENA MENON writes on why, in spite of differing views, the programme should be revived.
Harappa and Vedic civilisation
If we identify the evidence that is incontrovertible, we would know the limits within which alone historians and laymen alike are free to imagine what they wish.
What happens when characters from different Shakespeare plays meet? Perhaps Othello and Macbeth will find tragic hero Hamlet's life amusing, while Juliet may discuss Hrithik with Mark Antony. Cleopatra as usual, may be content flaunting her style.
Mani Ratnam's films have themes that are relevant and thought provoking, says UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA, but they fail to explore the issues in depth.
Young and ambitious, Sandeep Chowtha is set to reach new heights in the music industry.
A perfect weekend in San Francisco
A guide to some of the best walks, views and restaurants in the city by the bay. SHARI CAUDRON writes.
For a sweet tooth
HERE are some delightful varieties of sweets, which can be made quickly and easily, ideal for a children's party or any other happy occasion. As they can also be preserved for many days, they are ideal for a vaction. Khoya fudge (Makes 30 ...
Not a handicap
Though there are situations that can lead to the loss of an eye, such victims needn't despair. They can undergo rehabilitation for aesthetic, functional and psychological reasons.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
Are forecasts based on "Nama Nakshtra" reliable, as against those based on Rasi?
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