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Sunday, July 13, 2003
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With drought in the driver's seat
Thirst below sea level
Despite being enriched by two monsoons and four rivers, Kerala's Kuttanad region has become `a desert of backwaters' after many developmental trials, says M. SUCHITRA.
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
Growing old ... alone
Elderly people in India face an uncertain future. Decreasing incomes, loneliness and insecurity compound their problems. USHA RAI writes on the senior citizens' need for social security.
The other side of news
The widespread criticism of the U.S. media during the invasion of Iraq obscured the work done by alternative media in that country to provide citizens with the other side of the story. AMMU JOSEPH writes about Democracy Now!, a radio and television programme that is increasing its reach among the U.S. public.
Trapped in the trenches
Telecom companies have been very vocal in their promises to subscribers. But apparently this consideration does not extend to the vanguard those who dig the pits to lay the lines. KATHYAYINI CHAMARAJ recounts the woes of the immigrant workers.
Reality ... exposed
So vast is the photographic record of life in the 20th Century, that an exhibition in London reveals that it is just waiting to be discovered, writes GAYATRI SINHA.
Weakness for genius
Many Indian sportspersons promise their fans great things, but fail to deliver. And this is attributed to `the lack of a killer instinct'. ARVIND SUBRAMANIAN has a different explanation.
THE art gallery right inside the Meenakshi temple in Madurai (Tamil Nadu) boasts a fine collection of metal icons and ritual artefacts. Although dimly lit and carelessly displayed, this exceptional gallery provides a rare setting for metal icons ...
Dialogues within dialogues
In the conclusion of a two-part article, NIRMALA SESHADRI looks at what went on behind production at the Singapore Arts Festival. She talks to three of its key members.
Banish bronchial asthma
Dying with every breath? If this is the plight of those with bronchial asthma, says Dr. M. MUTHUKUMAR, hope lies in acupuncture therapy.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
I am of Simha Lagna. Sun, Mercury and Venus are in Kanya, Guru in 4th, Rahu in 5th, Saturn in 7th, Moon in 10th, Kethu in 11th, and Mars in 12th. In Navamsa, Venus is in Meena with Moon, and Mercury in Mithuna. Does Mercury have Vargottama? Rahu Bhukthi in Sani Maha Dasa is running. What prospects in photography?
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