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Sunday, June 22, 2003
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Sakti Burman's world
By his blend of complementary colours, varied textures and decorative details, the artist holds out a dream world of harmony, a world free of conflict and an abode of abiding peace. The viewer, turning away from today's world of conflict and violence, feels assured of peace and happiness in the world of Burman's paintings, writes PARITOSH SEN.
The good, bad and ugly
GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN continues his summing up of the fare at Cannes this year.
A gruelling season: Hi-tech, low nutrition
A group of young journalists raising funds to run gruel centres? An inspector of police who donates a quintal of ragi to a gruel centre run by a newspaper? The distress of poor people in Mahbubnagar and Anantapur seems not to have affected the state government. But it does seem to have touched the conscience of at least some of the middle classes. P. SAINATH reports from the zone of distress.
Culture, religion and regression
Comparing the militant Hindutva ideology with `triumphalistic Western Christianity', VALSON THAMPU writes on how it is converting Hinduism `to a religion utterly contrary to its genius'.
IN THE NEWS
It is not hype but the sheer magic and popularity of Harry Potter that has entertained adults and children alike over the last few years, says TIMERI N. MURARI, reflecting on the release of Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix yesterday.
Wildlife on the run
Among the several reasons for hunting wildlife, that SANJAY GUBBI lists, monetary benefits come first. They also point to the fact that conservation strategies are flawed, he adds.
A hero in real life too
He epitomised moral strength, traditional virtues, liberal humanitarianism and courage in adversity on screen and off it too. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN remembers Hollywood star Gregory Peck who died recently.
Look at your eye
Therapy for amblyopia, or lazy eye, is difficult for patient, parent and doctor and requires patience and understanding. Improvement occurs gradually over a period of time.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
What are the ill effects of "Gulika" in the eighth house of a horoscope, and of Dasasandhi or Koottu Dasa? What are the remedies?
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