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Comrades, friends, rivals
The moral 'overstanders'
Robert Jensen's book is a provocation to the academic to adopt the role of being useful in a big, violent, noisy world outside the library and the seminar room, writes SHELLEY WALIA.
Lessons in transformation
The annual festival of Aravan at Koovakam gives the hijras a way of asserting themselves. The others who throng the occasion wrapped in many secrets must learn from this openness, writes TISHANI DOSHI.
Is television a medium of expression or communication or a public utility? SASHI KUMAR ponders over this question in the light of emerging trends in the second of his three-part article.
ACROSS the world, the march of this pandemic continues relentlessly. Everyday there are 14,000 new infections, or someone becomes infected every six seconds. And, as we enter the third decade of this epidemic, the evidence of its impact is ...
Singapore shows the way
One can learn a few things about the restoration of heritage architecture and the preservation of monuments from Singapore, says SHARAN APPARAO.
Saluting the queen of craft
The restoration of the remarkable self expression of our handicrafts sums up the essence of Kamala Devi Chattopadhyay's craft philosophy, says PUSHPA CHARI, in connection with the celebration of her birth centenary held recently.
Farewell Speed bird
It's time for the end of Concorde's dream run. T.S. SHANKAR writes.
As their options in West Asia dry up, nurses from Kerala are looking at other foreign destinations. SHWETHA E. GEORGE examines this new trend.
Victim or victor?
GEETA DOCTOR in conversation with Naomi Ackerman, the Israeli performer whose one-woman show focuses on one of the strongest social taboos, domestic violence.
A great little country
Ethiopia, though mired in material poverty, has a rich cultural inheritance, say JEROO and GUSTASP IRANI.
It's in the heart
This month, our panel of doctors offers advice and suggestions to readers' queries on pain and discomfort.
A PEEK into the lives of successful Indians in the Silicon Valley reveals wealth, emptiness and unhappiness and their never-ending quest for identity. Bharathi Mukherjee's Desirable Daughters begins with the wedding of Tara Lata, in Dacca. ...
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
I was born on October 11, 1980 at 7.05 a.m. What is my Nakshatra and Rasi?
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