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Sunday, November 17, 2002
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Fashion, frills and feminine farce
A tall, thin frame perched confidently on stiletto heels ... . Is this the ideal, contemporary image of womanhood? If it is, is it worth it, asks B. REGINA PAPA.
Holmes still walks
Sherlock Holmes' unique methods of deduction continue to enthrall readers. Of all his cases The Hound of the Baskervilles remains the most popular 100 years after it was written, says GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN.
Betrayal of trust
How can one help a victim of sexual abuse without inflicting further trauma? ANITA LAZARUS looks at this sensitive issue.
The beautiful past
Sujata Bajaj crosses boundaries within media. Borders blur and merge, resulting in a coming together of seemingly divergent aesthetics. What she achieves is an extraordinary balance while distilling the essence of three diverse and distinct geographical spaces. ALKA PANDE on what to expect at Bajaj's show which, in association with the Apparao Galleries, opens at the Triveni Kala Sangam, Delhi, tomorrow.
Draupadi in the Mahabharata and Kriemhild in the Nibelungenlied are characters who come up against a patriarchal set-up resistant to change. But can their experiences be contemporised? ROMAIN MAITRA reviews `Images of Feminity', an Indo-German project, to answer this question.
Representing the outsider
Shylock is one of the most controversial characters in theatre. Is he to be pitied as a victim of persecution or hated as a villain? UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA talks to Gareth Armstrong, whose one-man show tries to explain the enigma of Shylock.
A visit to China
Even though there is no paucity of data on China, this group of six tourists decided to settle for an on-the-spot assessment. G.R. KULKARNI on a trip with a difference.
World Diabetes week is being observed from November 14 to 21. Its focus this year is eyecare in diabetes mellitus, writes Dr. T. SELVARAJU.
Return of Zen
THE strident calls of a Grey Jungle Fowl herald the first light. Another day begins at the Bodhi Zendo. Silently, a group of men and women moves along the corridor into the glass-panelled meditation hall, which overlooks the valley. It is ...
No child's play ....
Parents must note that baby or milk teeth are not temporary, says Dr. T.P. SIVAKUMAR, on the importance of paediatric dental care.
How do you write a book about Tibet that doesn't ruffle official feathers and yet remains true to your identity? TENZING SONAM on Alai's `much acclaimed' debut novel.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
Meena Lagna has four malefics Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn. Which is Maraka (Significator of Death)?
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