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Sunday, October 19, 2003
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In the shadow of inequality
A woman uprooted
Monica Ali's Brick Lane is contemporary writing at its best, says KESHAV DESIRAJU.
Back to their roots
Alarmed by the blunting of their identity in mainstream schools, the newer "Islamic-English" schools now aim to produce a radically different generation of Muslims: English-speaking, academically on a par with the best, and thoroughly Islamic in conduct and appearance. JYOTI PUNWANI examines this trend.
Legacy of struggle
Moulvi Ismail Ahmed Cachalia, who stepped beyond the verge on August 8 at the age of 95, straddled two centuries and two continents. What was remarkable was his bearing the legacy of two cultures African and Asian. He has left us at a time when India and South Africa confront formidable challenges in terms of governance, poverty alleviation and social incohesion, says GOPAL GANDHI.
Perfectionist to the core
Kathakali legend Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair is an actor of total dedication, discipline and talent. K.K. GOPALAKRISHNAN profiles the maestro.
Capturing luminous moments
Here is a private suite of images which photographer Ashvin Mehta has maintained over time while travelling on assignments. It records a series of occasions when, by a fortuitous coming together of light, gestures and object, Mehta invites the viewer to share in a heightened and lyrical sense of possibility. A review by GEETA DOCTOR.
The adventurous Sherpas
A new film `The Easterners' sheds new light on the Sherpa tribe, says ANANDA SEN.
Interpreting his world
Each of us is seeking the truth but we are not sure if what we find is really the truth. Sanjeev Khandekar's path to truth is through art. The artist talks to SHALINI UMACHANDRAN.
Tapestry of classicism
BIBHUTI MISHRA comments on the events of the Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra Award Festival held in Bhubaneshwar recently.
Sustenance from fiction
Transferring the written word to the silver screen is often fraught with problems. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN examines the complexities in the light of a festival of films based on novels by women writers.
... and a placid Pulicat experience
Pulicat lake which lies close to Chennai city is about a million years old. Traditional punting or sailing in a flat-bottom boat is environment-friendly, and an example of `nature-tourism' at its best.
To catch the `bone thief'
What should one do to have healthy bones? Some tips on the eve of World Osteoporosis Day tomorrow.
A senior astrologer says, "Celebrating marriages on Sundays is strictly prohibited". Is there a way out if the marraige has to be held on a Sunday?
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