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The medium's temptations
Aggressive, intrusive and pervasive television has also made inroads into intellectual and academic space. This is not only taking its toll on intellectualism but also giving the medium a vain sense of power over intellectuals, writes SASHI KUMAR, in the last of his three-part article.
Let the fun begin!
CHRISTINE CLIFFORD is bold enough to claim that cancer does have its privileges, and offers a new take on life, illness as well as a powerful dose of the `best medicine' for anyone who's been affected by the disease. Exclusive extracts from her new book.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
Injustice, go away
Phase Pardhis are one of India's denotified tribes but the authorities and society in general continue to think of them as criminals. DILIP D'SOUZA writes of their daily humiliations and struggle to survive.
Tracking a flight
Its heart beat over a thousand times and the bird looked as though it would come apart if you breathed on it too hard. All it took was a swallow to surprise RANJIT LAL at a bird ringing camp.
Terza rima in tempera
Painter Nilima Sheikh's recent exhibition `The Country Without a Post Office. Reading Agha Shahid Ali' held at Gallery Chemould, Mumbai, was a dialogue between painting and poetry, says NANCY ADAJANIA ... the result of Sheikh having read Shahid and warming to his longing for Kashmir ....
Spielberg's trilogy of predetermination
Steven Spielberg's last three films ("A.I.", "Minority Report", and "Catch Me If You Can") all seem to have a single predominant theme that of "predetermination" in human thought and action. AJIT DUARA examines the troika in the light of this idea.
Soups and starters
PEOPLE no longer like plain insipid soups, preferring instead spicy offerings with an unusual combination of ingredients. Let international cuisine like Mexican, Korean, Italian inspire you into creating your own recipes. Colourful stuffed ...
Picture perfect Panchgani
If you need a holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Panchgani is the place for you, says TINA GARG.
It's still pristine
It's another place associated with five little hills ... Dalhousie's charm rests in its still undiscovered quality, writes P. KARR.
Cook what you relish
WANNABE cooks are being thoroughly spoilt. The deluge of cookery books flooding the market gives them so many options that it's surprising they're able to make any choice at all. Santhi Balaraman, who produces and hosts a cookery show on ...
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
Why is a Dhanur Lagna native, having Rahu in Makara (aspected by Jupiter from Kanni) and running Rahu Maha Dasa from his 50th year, troubled in his domestic life?
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