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Sunday, April 20, 2003
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New roads, but a long way to go
Losing more than freedom
Imprisonment of women not only leaves a mark on the prisoner but also on her children. Why are there no non-custodial options that allow the offender to reform, asks ANINDITA RAMASWAMY.
Death of personal cinema
Consensus and peer pressure are powerful psychological forces that discourage, sometimes prevent, rational and independent thought in creative minds. Propelled by the establishment of a consumerist society, writes AJIT DUARA, this has led to the ...
Out of circulation
On the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, PRADEEP SEBASTIAN remembers how most of us have grown up with the local lending library.
Window to tradition
All of Japan's tiny Narai seems to tell a singular tale of peace, which RUPALI GHOSH experienced.
Life in Iraq
Independent Iraq is a young country, founded just 80 years ago. Yet its history has been an exceptionally troubled one, at times supported by the West, at others vilified. DILIP HIRO, a leading expert on West Asia, goes beyond the Western politician's spin to investigate first hand the hard realities of Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Exclusive extracts from chapter one of his new book.
In the name of biography
The involvement of C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar in a variety of political and administrative positions during a decisive era in the history of India makes him not only a challenging subject but also a possible focus to illumine a variety of issues, which shaped modern Indian politics. But the biography under review seems more reminiscent of medieval hagiographies and is unlikely to carry conviction, writes K.N.PANIKKAR.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
What are the effects of Vargotthama when a planet is in Uccha and Neecha positions?
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