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Sunday, May 16, 2004
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The Great Divider
Brancusi's art never rejected the natural world. Rather, he conveyed a sense of gravity by reducing his works to a few basic elements, writes ASHRAFI S. BHAGAT.
Fantasy in the dark
A 23-minute `docu-fiction' without dialogue based on an obscure tribe in South Orissa, "Mundapota" has made a mark in the West. A chat with the makers of this film.
Filmmaker as activist
ANAND PATWARDHAN'S films have always been in the thick of controversy. It's not difficult to see why. His films are a mirror that society would rather not look into because of the disturbing images that they reflect. Political, social ...
Memories of Madurai
VIJAYSREE VENKATARAMAN remembers her childhood holidays in Madurai, the town inseparably linked with the diva of Carnatic music, M.S. Subbulakshmi.
Walking in the wilds
IT's 10 p.m. and Bangalore's "Majestic" is a scene of chaos. But we manage to board a bus to Sakleshpur via Hassan. And as we're coming straight from work, we munch on some stuff we have, leaving behind enough for our trek. The mouth-watering ...
Venice of the West
A captivating medieval town dotted with canals, its history goes back to the Ninth Century. LAKSHMI SUNDARAM writes on the charms of Bruges, also known as the...
Three cornered magic
The samosa (sambusak, samusak or shingara, depending on where you come from) was perfect traveller fare: quickly made, portable and tasty. ARUNDHATI RAY on its origins and spread.
Food behind bars
Does being a foreigner entitle one to a special diet in Indian prisons? LINA MATHIAS examines the controversy in Maharashtra.
Fleeing from the family
Many young women go abroad as wives or fiancees but wind up facing violence in their homes. YVONNE BARLOW surveys the problem in Britain.
`Are you giving me a loan?'
While researchers and non-governmental organisations cry themselves hoarse about the lantana problem, a little village in Tamil Nadu has found a use for it that also brings them some money. PANKAJ SEKHSARIA writes.
Can culture be used as a medium to counter propaganda from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir? LUV PURI examines the issue.
A hundred years of solitude
RANJIT LAL looks at the enduring charm of the Rolls-Royce.
A surgeon's learning curve
Dr. A.K VENKATACHALAM discusses the pros and cons of minimally invasive orthopaedic surgery.
In the forest
In these exclusive extracts from her autobiography, tribal leader C.K. JANU speaks of how central the forest was to her childhood.
What would be the planetary position or running of a Dasa in the horoscope of a native, particularly elder son, to find out that he would lose father/mother and do karma?
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