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Censorship: Unofficial might
Whose information is it?
Over 6,000 delegates from across the globe, representing governments, intergovernmental organisations, the private sector, civil society and the media, will gather in Geneva this week for the World Summit on the Information Society. AMMU JOSEPH examines some of the public interest issues.
Terror in the dark
The man-animal conflict is a major conservation issue, especially when forested land is scarce and is a fiercely contested resource. PAVITHRA SANKARAN examines one such example, where beleaguered elephants in southern Tamil Nadu have learnt to raid storehouses in lieu of paddy and sugarcane fields.
Share your privileges
Human rights is about behaving humanely with everyone, especially with the less privileged. `But do we truly want to empower those below us?' asks NIGHAT GANDHI. World Human Rights Day falls on December 10.
Married at 12, mother at 14
K.K. GOPALAKRISHNAN comments on "Padom Onnu: Oru Vilapam" that focuses on problems faced by teenage Muslim girls in Kerala forced into early marriage.
FACE TO FACE
Forged by fire
Lata Pada lost her family in the Kanishka crash in 1985. She tells ADITI DE how dance helped her turn bereavement into renewal.
IN THE NEWS
A temporary respite?
What's life like along the Line of Control now that there is a ceasefire? LUV PURI talks to residents of the border villages to find out.
The freshness of C.S.N. Patnaik's approach is due to the expressive power of his artistic vocabulary. ASHRAFI S. BHAGAT profiles the septuagenarian against the backdrop of his retrospective exhibition now on in Chennai.
No woman, no bride
What happens to society if women become extinct? This is the subject of "Matrubhoomi". GOWRI RAMNARAYAN talks to filmmaker Manish Jha.
In a time warp
Kurukshetra is a town dotted with places of both historical and religious importance. M.P. NATHANAEL explores its splendour.
Is there Kuja Dosha, if Mars is placed in Makara Rasi, but without benefic aspect from any other planet?
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