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Sunday, April 04, 2004
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Past imperfect, future indefinite
`Serendib', `Ceylon', `Island of Dharma' ... . For a small island-nation, Sri Lanka has many names that reveal its richness, beauty and fabled delights. But two decades of ethnic conflict have hit the tourism industry hard, says SHONALI MUTHALALY.
Two octogenarians in Gandhi
Shunning the limelight, two men who look to Gandhi for inspiration continue to lead lives that ought to inspire a new generation of youngsters. GOPAL GANDHI writes of Narayan Desai and Enuga Sreenivasulu Reddy.
SILICON VALLEY SOJOURN
A valley transformed
The change here from grain and cheese land to sand (silicon) and computer chip capital has been wrought by people from all parts of the world. In a series, S. MUTHIAH looks at the past and the present.
Constanza Macras has shocked spectators with her themes. She has introduced glimpses of different cultures in her works and continues to search for more. MALA KUMAR talks to the German dancer-choreographer.
The Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984 continues to haunt the lives of the victims. RAJ S. RANGARAJAN looks at "Bhopal: a play" which explores the human and political reality behind the disaster.
Footloose in Nanjing
Ancient metropolis, tourist city and now a hub of technology and communication. NIRUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN explores the capital city of six dynasties.
To be free of stress
How does acupuncture help clear the problem of stress? Dr. M. MUTHUKUMAR elaborates.
Ask the Doc...
Advice from our panel of doctors in response to readers' queries.
Apparent divide, actual bridges
The stereotypes imposed upon Goa and its people by Hindi cinema, charter tourism, and fanatical Indianisers are all dispelled by Maria Aurora Couto's treatment. A review by RANJIT HOSKOTE.
My date of birth is January 12, 1949 in the early hours of January 13 (Bhogi Day). Please furnish star/quarter and moon sign.
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