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Sunday, August 03, 2003
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The strained silence of fear
An experiment in peace
A community where Jews and Muslims live, work and study together may seem like a dream but it has come true at the Neve Shalom Wahat-al-Shalam in Israel, writes ANANTA KUMAR GIRI.
Okinawa, the dugong's last hope
The waters off Okinawa, Japan, are the northern most home of the dugong. PANKAJ SEKHSARIA details how a plan of the American military poses the biggest threat to its survival.
As a pioneering surgeon, he brought new life to those afflicted by leprosy. And while most doctors were taught not to get too involved with their patients, his life was irrevocably intertwined with their lives. USHA JESUDASAN remembers Paul Brand.
Abstraction and the figurative
Senior artists K.M. Adimoolam and C. Dakshinamoorthy held a joint show of their works at the Forum Art Gallery, Chennai, recently. ASHRAFI S. BHAGAT looks at the contrast in their medium and art language.
No twists in this tale
Where have all the intelligent, well-written films gone? While SUNIL D'MONTE examines the seeming lack of creativity in Hollywood, KANCHANA BANERJEE looks at the phenomenon of remakes in Bollywood.
Despite the occasional original script, most Hindi films borrow heavily from Hollywood flicks. KANCHANA BANERJEE wonders why.
Royal vignettes: Pataudi: The Afghan connection
They embody the dream of gracious living and togetherness. And you realise why when you meet them, says KAUSALYA SANTHANAM, about her tete-a-tete with Sharmila Tagore and Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi.
Paediatric dentistry: The need for early care
To the general public, the concept of a child dental specialist is new and surprising. For years, most parents have taken their children to their own dentist, or chosen not to worry about a problem until an emergency arises. Dr. SAVITHRI SIVAKUMAR and Dr. T.P. SIVAKUMAR on why this branch of dentistry is important.
THE work of translation is perhaps just as important as the other `original' writings of Indian writers in English, though sadly less celebrated. Apart from the Rushdies and Arundhati Roys that the world celebrates, there is another, shyer and ...
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
I was born on November 30, 1960 in Mesha Rasi and Mesha Lagna. Mars is in the third, Rahu in the fifth, Mercury in the seventh, Sun in the eighth, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn in the ninth, and Kethu in the eleventh. When will I see a proper standard life? Should I change my name?
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