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Sunday, March 16, 2003
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Feminists or reformists?
Independence saw the women's movement in India split as a result of the formation of the minority identity. ZARINA BHATTY looks at the Muslim women's movement in its historical perspective and its development.
Restoring lost dignity
In a society where a woman's status is linked to that of her husband, widows live a marginalised life. MOHINI GIRI reviews what needs to be done so that this segment of society can live with dignity.
Battling against odds
Rural surgery is not an easy game; nor is it the last resort of the unsuccessful. It is a vital organ of the health care of the nation. KAVERY NAMBISAN profiles a little-known organisation that specialises in taking medical help to those who lack access to it.
Phalke on the rocks
He may be the Father of Indian Cinema, and no one has ever challenged that, but the way Dadasaheb Phalke has been treated, both recently and down the years, should make us do some serious introspection, says AMITA MALIK.
Diverse and divergent imagery
An ongoing exhibition of the works of four leading artists gives the viewer a chance to try to understand the formative ideas in the Madras art school from about 50 years ago, when it staked a claim to challenge prevailing colonial and pre-colonial orthodoxies of art practice. ASHRAFI S. BHAGAT on `Time Trace Transition' at the Forum Art Gallery in Chennai.
Rukmini Devi Arundale - A catalyst to change
Rukmini Devi blazed a new trail in dance by creating the concept of dance-dramas based on the epics. In the centenary year of her birth, LAKSHMI VISWANATHAN recounts how she developed the idea to its fruition.
Escape into the countryside
SUCHITRA BEHAL explores the most beautiful part of the British heartland the Lake District.
A bond by couture
ROMAIN MAITRA looks at an attempt to introduce bridal couture in Kolkata.
The scarlet Rangoon creeper
A WIDELY known garden climber, the scarlet Rangoon creeper is a native of Africa which was introduced in the tropics as a popular ornamental. Botanically known as Quisqualis indica, the creeper can often be seen as a hedge plant or ...
Orthodontics, the oldest speciality in dentistry, enhances the appearance and health of one's teeth. Dr. N.R. KRISHNASWAMY on its benefits for both children and adults.
MILESTONES ... they are a way of reflecting back upon our lives, our past, yet they are a marker for setting goals to the future. When I was diagnosed with cancer in December of 1994, I cautiously set a few milestones to keep me motivated toward ...
A hardship you can cope with
Haemophilia, though an inherited and life-long affliction, can be tackled with lifestyle changes and help from the world of medicine, says Dr. MYTHILY.
Seven witnesses to a metamorphosis
In these troubled times, art is more a wandering than a journey. Whether one is an artist or an art-lover, it is in these meanderings that one comes across something a moment, a shape or a colour which illuminates which makes hidden life come to light. ALKA PANDE reviews a volume that looks at seven artists and their pictorial language.
The star of a brand
"WHAT rabid dog has bitten you, that you should take off on such a crazy scheme'' yells the father when he discovers his 16-year-old son had taken off surreptitiously from Bombay to Goa in a friend's car and returned by bus, leaving the broken ...
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
With Sukra debilitated in Kanya Rasi, where Budha is exalted, and Saturn exalted in Thula (the 12th) with benefic Jupiter, is Jupiter harmful or beneficial? Is there Neecha Banga Raja Yoga?
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