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Confronting violence: Bridging the sacred-secular divide
Symbol of pride
From childhood, her dream was to fly high. Remembering Kalpana Chawla.
Splendour in metal
`The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India' is the first exhibition of its kind in the U.S. that centres upon examples gathered from public museums and private collections in America and Europe. S. RANGARAJAN on the on-going show at the Smithsonian, Washington.
Crafting a way of life
Export figures for Indian handicrafts are rising but craftspersons are at the crossroads, beset with poverty and illness. Their knowledge is in danger of dying with them. PUSHPA CHARI recounts what the 10 mastercraftspersons, honoured with the award of Shilpa Guru recently, had to say.
Voice from the past
An exhibition of Anne Frank's diary and photographs travels across Indian cities trying to share the Holocaust experience of extreme nationalism, persecution and destruction with a multicultural society in India, writes ROMAIN MAITRA.
An opera comes alive
An opera rediscovered by chance, `The Fakir of Benaras' is not just a simple love story but has hidden depths that thrill the viewer, writes UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA.
EID-UL-ZUHA, also called Bakrid is a festival of rejoicing. Bakrid is also a day for feasting and visiting friends to say Eid Mubarak. Here are a few recipes: Stuffed bread
Edible and medicinal
HERE are two specimens from the plant kingdom that are useful to man in many ways. The first, Musa, is what produces our edible banana. These evergreen giant herbs spring from rhizomes, flower, fruit and die and then regrow from a sucker. The ...
Our panel of doctors offers advice and guidance on issues concerning mental health.
An enduring diplomat
Historians will have to search through the events of the 1990s to understand how the many significant changes in India's worldview were engineered. This volume will be one of the main sources to assess that transformation, writes C. RAJA MOHAN.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
A child was born on Tuesday February 13, 1973 at 9.17 p.m. in London. Two astrologers say the star is Tiruvadirai second padam. A third says third padam. Which is correct? When will this native get married?
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