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Sunday, August 04, 2002
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Cloning gods, reading bar codes: Discontinuity in India today
The Protection from Domestic Violence Bill suffers from a number of defects. One of them is that it does not provide a clear and comprehensive definition of domestic violence, and leaves much to the discretion of individual judges. AMMU JOSEPH analys es the Bill.
Changing the security environ
The Centre for Security Analysis will be inaugurated on August 7 in Chennai, to bring the region's security needs in military and non-traditional spheres into the national and global mainstream, writes VISA RAVINDRAN.
The 14th International AIDS Conference held last month was the forum for a number of activists, medical workers, and those closely involved with the epidemic to engage in a dialogue to address the issue. Dr. JAYA SHREEDHAR and SHREEDHAR RAJAN write.
Where was God?
God should have come up with a better way of shaking us up, says RAJMOHAN GANDHI, reflecting on the suffering of those innocent ones.
Making hay when it rains
The technique of collecting rain water from the roof for use during droughts could prove effective in handling the crisis. SHREE PADRE writes.
No shades of grey
Earlier it was considered impolite to speak of the religion of public personalities. Today, it is the done thing, says ZIYA US SALAM.
Ajanta: An artist's perspective
For SHAKTI MAIRA, the reason why the Ajanta paintings are so great is that they have not got bogged down in the formalism of any text or manual of art making.
Votary of the abstract
An exhibition of abstract art, with its focus on Achuthan Kudallur was held at the Vinyasa Gallery in Chennai recently.
MOORINGA OLIFERA or drumstick leaves, as it is commonly known, is rich in vitamins A and D, iron and calcium. It helps in the stable functioning of the digestive system apart from strengthening the bones. Drumstick leaf ...
Stents - a reality check
The advent of stents has revolutionised the practice of interventional cardiology, says Dr. B. CHANDRASEKAR.
ACCORDING to Charaka, foremost exponent of Ayurveda, Centella asiatica belongs to the group of herbs that help maintain youthful vigour and strength. Called Vallarai in Tamil, it improves the mind's receptive capacity. It is capable ...
Loss of innocence
Stephen Alter pulls his punches when it comes to social commentary but sparks begin to fly when he becomes one with the trees and the birds, says BILL AITKEN.
HIV: the lingering risk
`... there was this red hot flaming fire, this overpowering smell of incense and this overwhelming sound of chanting.I was not sure what was going on and then I realized, she was going through the marriage rituals...'
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
What is Badhakadhipathi? Is he reckoned from Lagna or Rasi? For Meena Lagna, Kanya Rasi, who is the Badhakadhipathi?
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