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Sunday, July 07, 2002
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The dilemmas of teaching history
Reviving the past
In the light of the controversy in India over revision of syllabi, SARAH JOHN examines the German experience of teaching history and its repercussions.
Harappa and Vedic Civilisation
Lazy historians prefer `hard facts'. But bricks and bones, howsoever abundant, can never reconstruct Herodotus's History or Aristotle's Politics. Thanks to our many well-wishers, the Vedas, Epics and Puranas are now Greek. But so was Aristotle; once upon a time.
In the wild woods
Talking of progress, there are certain regions in Chhattisgarh where development is an alien word. Community programmes, family-oriented schemes and revenue surveys are some measures initiated by the Government to offer a better future to the tribals , writes AARTI DHAR.
Triumph of labour
The right to life and livelihood is the central issue with unorganised workers as closures and retrenchments have become the order of the day. R. GEETHA writes on a march by such workers, earlier this year.
Ecological treasures ... unlimited
Two recent surveys have uncovered globally significant new information from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. PANKAJ SEKHSARIA writes.
Sanctuary under threat
G. ANANTHAKRISHNAN talks to wildlife expert Dr. Ullas Karanth on the conservation efforts at the Nagarhole National Park.
Ramesh Balsekar is being recognised by a growing tribe of spiritual aspirants as a contemporary master of advaita. ARUNDHATHI SUBRAMANIAM on the man and his philosophy.
Breadth of lifescapes
In tracing the art of noted painter Ram Kumar, one is looking at a heroic generation of Indian artists. Apocalypse and renewal, nostalgia and hope are the themes of his idiom, says RANJIT HOSKOTE.
A mystic journey
In the heart of the jungles of northern Kerala lies the Tirunelli Perumal temple. It is, says REMA DEVI R. TONDAIMAN, a sanctuary familiar to Keralites, but little known to the commercial world.
PROTECTIVE headgear does not really prevent a head injury. But it certainly reduces the severity of the impact on the brain . A 30-year-old, seeing the message on the advantages of wearing protective headgear in a waiting room near the ...
Hibiscus hair tonic
THE value of something common is not always recognised. An apt case in point is the pretty, but common, red hibiscus (Semparuthi in Tamil). Many of us may not be aware that it has been extensively used in traditional medicine. The ...
AS the summer sun continues to scorch the earth, it is important to ensure that one doesn't get dehydrated. Everyone wants something that is cool, yet tasty. So here are new ways to quench the summer thirst. Carrot Lassi (Serves ...
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
How do planetary periods and sub-periods affect people? Is it true that Sukra Dasa will give a lot of benefit?
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