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Ayodhyas of the heart
At the doors of the Divine
No pilgrim can ever forget his first sight of the Kaaba, writes ILIJA TROJANOW, as he recounts his experience of making the Haj, discovering both the beatitude and the kinship that unites seekers in the midst of this churning mass of humanity.
Has America spoken?
Exit polls reveal that `moral values' were the determining factor in the recent American Presidential election. But was it really an expression of the exercise of the free will of America's citizens to choose the best one, asks Fr. JOSE M. KOCHUPARAMPIL.
Sangati is a book about a community's identity and not about the single self. Exclusive extracts from chapter three of the publication, Tamil writer Bama's second work, which is to be released shortly.
From Naxalbari to Nalgonda
The word Naxalite came into use four decades ago. Kanu Sanyal and Nagabhushan Patnaik were household names feared or adored, but never ignored. H. BALAKRISHNAN, who interviewed Patnaik in 1981, goes down memory lane.
In the guru's footsteps
BHIBUTI MISHRA on the 10th Kelucharan Mohapatra Award festival that took place after the guru's death this year.
A Bhopal in the making?
The 20th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster may have passed on December 3, but it shouldn't make us forget the emergence of potential Bhopals, says MURALI N. KRISHNASWAMY, focussing on the `SIPCOT story' in Cuddalore.
As children in rural Karnataka become active participants in governance, ADITI DE wonders if this will usher in a new political order, one that truly involves the young.
Kalki R. Krishnamurthy gave Tamil journalism a new direction and left his mark on Tamil literature too. A tribute by R. SAMPATH.
Cast away the shadow
How does a teacher or parent deal with a case of child abuse? SHALINI UMACHANDRAN talks to Dennis Larkin, who has formulated a policy to deal with such cases.
Whither Indian films?
MARCUS DAM takes a look at the happenings during the 10th Kolkata Film Festival.
Silhouettes in sand
Oman is slowly emerging from its hermit shell, revealing a land of friendly people and dramatic natural beauty, says NEELAM MATHEWS.
Retreats in the hills
Travel to Himachal Pradesh to experience the quaint world of its rest houses, says RAJNISH WATTAS.
Viswanadhan's show, `The Five Elements', is a micro-mini retrospective of the artist who increasingly divides his time between Paris and Chennai. It is as well an intriguing amalgam of the old and new, says MADHU JAIN.
The magnificent Torch ginger
TORCH gingers also known as `Wax flowers' or `Porcelain flowers' are most striking for their brilliantly hued sparkling inflorescence. As the name indicates, the plant has a stout, curious torch-like inflorescence with several flowers amidst ...
IN his article, Playing second fiddle, (October 24, 2004, The Hindu, Sunday Magazine) artist Shakti Maira raises interesting questions about the influence of the West on Indian art. As he rightly points out, the cultural exchange appears ...
After the sneeze, the wheeze
The growing incidence of allergic rhinitis is a cause for concern, Dr. Ruby Pawankar tells KALPANA SHARMA.
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