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Sunday, August 17, 2003
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'No war': a full throated cry
World of witchcraft
WHAT'S the first image that comes to mind when you hear "witch"? Macbeth? Broomsticks? Cauldrons and smelly potions? Perish the thought. Meet Ipsita Roy Chakraverti, a Shoba De look alike, India's first initiate into Wicca and a practising ...
The `art ... of politics'
The murals hit you in the face the moment you turn the corner ... a constant reminder of the divide. They will not win any prizes for brushwork, but the message is unmistakable, with no room for subtlety. But the larger picture is also about a story of all our societies as people cope with conflict and division, says KALPANA SHARMA.
GOUTAM GHOSH takes a look at the movement against vivisection in the light of a demonstration at Cambridge University.
A damming controversy
Despite growing international criticism of Burma's military government for human rights violations, Thailand is proceeding with plans to build a series of hydropower dams on the Salween. NOEL RAJESH comments on the controversy.
Past, present ... and the future
Goutam Ghose's "Abar Aranye", which won the Audience Award for the Best Indian Film at the Cinefan Festival 2003, takes off from where Satyajit Ray's "Aranyer Din Ratri" ended. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN talks to the filmmaker.
The visual and the aural
Ram Madhwani's "Let's Talk" is making waves in the film world. S. THEODORE BASKARAN looks at what's behind its success.
Only footprints here
Switzerland's efficient transport system can take a person virtually every where ... except to one great mountain, says MAHESH VIJAPURKAR.
Following the Roman trail
The members of the group worked their way just as carefully as the ancient traders had done before them. A journey across South India, it was packed with surprises, says USHA KRIS.
Don't treat yourself
By `experimenting' with medication in an attempt to treat oneself, the danger lies in having to deal with side-effects and developing resistance to a disease, says Dr. K.P. PARTHASARATHY.
At the end of the 19th Century, a printing industry devoted to the production of pictures of deities and mythological themes was established. Being mass produced, they were the most visually influential medium of visual communication of the then socially and culturally fragmented Indian society, subsequently becoming a vehicle for political propaganda as well. Exclusive extracts from a book that looks at the pictured social reality of India, appropriate for the 56th anniversary of independence.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
What is the role of Gulika (Mandi) in a horoscope? Is it true that the aspect of Gulika upon the 7th house or its Lord can obstruct marriage?
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