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Sunday, December 19, 2004
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An elegant simplicity
FACE TO FACE
Her own person
Nandita Das does not live in the shadow of her famous parents. She appears in films that appeal to her heart and makes short ad films with a social message. H. BALAKRISHNAN finds out what makes her different.
Will this scene change?
The district and sessions court complex is one of the few surviving original buildings in Udhagamandalam steeped in history. But a proposal to replace it with a modern complex is creating controversy, says D. RADHAKRISHNAN.
In a tight weave
Bamboo is eco-friendly and fast growing. But bamboo weavers in Kerala are in a state of decline. P.N. VENUGOPAL looks at the reasons for this.
A lost war?
Money and lives have been invested in making Iraq a platform from which the U.S. can project power; a move that requires not the liberation of Iraq, but its subordination, says ROBERT JENSEN. But most Iraqis don't want to be subordinated, which is why the U.S. in some sense lost the war on the day of invasion, he adds.
IN THE NEWS
The fifth Sanctuary-ABN-AMRO Wildlife Awards continue to show how ordinary people can make a difference to the environment. MEENA MENON on this year's winners.
R. CHAMPAKALAKSHMI talks to historian Romila Thapar.
Caught between demons
Reena Saini Kallat's recent paintings draw on the crises that we have come to accept as normal features of everyday life. NANCY ADAJANIA interprets these new forms and images.
The jailhouse rocks
Paintings, furnishings, eatables, pottery ... this is not a regular shop. Rather, these are items from Tihar Jail that are up for sale, writes NEETA LAL.
Stories on a scroll
RANJITA BISWAS looks at pat painting, a vibrant part of Bengal's folk art heritage.
Singapore, this December
From malls, bazaars, fairs and carnivals decked in a flourish of lights and colours to an extravaganza of gastronomic feasts, concerts and countdown parties, this Christmas in Singapore promises to be endless fun, says SYED MUTHAHAR SAQAF.
Keep yourself mobile
What's new in the world of rheumatology? DR. HIRAMALINI SESHADRI reports on IRACON 2004, the annual national conference of the Indian Rheumatology Association.
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