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Re-crowning the Queen of Hills
Haphazard growth and flawed policies have robbed the Nilgiris of both its splendour and thriving economy. DHARMALINGAM VENUGOPAL looks at the deeprooted problems and offers possible solutions.
Should we continue to play with Pakistan?
The last few cricketing encounters between the neighbours have been disconcerting, says RAMANUJAM SRIDHAR.
Art for the power hungry
Architecture is rarely the reflection of democracy that it is supposed to be. In the light of the proposed shifting of the Tamil Nadu legislature and Secretariat, A. SRIVATHSAN discusses how personal fantasies of the powerful masquerade as public policy in the realm of architecture.
The next stage
While technology is fast improving, its application is not advancing at the same pace. L.R.A. NARAYAN looks at what more can be done.
Result of skewed development?
The recent tribal unrest in Kerala is not just the result of alienation from traditional land. Rather, its roots lie in a development process far removed from tribal culture, writes A. DAMODARAN.
Light at the end of the tunnel
Recent surveys have shown that the blindness prevalence rate in India has decreased. Against this promising trend, B.S. PADMANABHAN reviews the programmes for blindness control.
'We were seen as yatris, not as firangis'
In her exhibition of photographs, held recently in Mumbai, German diplomat Katrin Simon memorialises two important personal experiences: her participation in the Kumbh Mela, and a remarkable two-month journey down the Ganga. RANJIT HOSKOTE looks at the challenge that she faced avoiding the visual clichés of Orientalist photography.
Musicians from another era
The tawaifs are a forgotten chapter from the past. Yet their musical heritage continues. LEELA VENKATARAMAN talks to Amelia Maciszewshki, who is trying to revive the music of these forgotten women.
Across four centuries
Intimate Worlds, looks at one of the finest private collections of Indian `miniature' paintings, reproduced in full colour and accompanied by a detailed scholarly examination, says ZERIN ANKLESARIA. It spans the period from the 1500s to the late 19th Century.
A facelift ... for cuisine
Stylish Indian succeeds in repositioning Indian food as trendy, cosmopolitan and contemporary, adaptable to the short-on-time lifestyle, says ARUNDHATI RAY.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
Born at 1.40 p.m on June 9, 1973 in Thiruvanathapuram, I am undergoing through Rahu Maha Dasa. Many predicted good things will happen in the Bhukthi-s of Budha and Venus, sub period of Rahu Dasa. But the forecasts failed. Will the next Jupiter Maha Dasa be good?
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