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Sunday, December 26, 2004
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World politics as usual
No Razor's Edge
Do not look for deep meaning and do not get heated up in this book, though it is a pretty accurate view from the perspective of a bourgeoisie writer, looking upon the tragedy of poverty in India.
FACE TO FACE
Literature as a performance
Both Patrick Neate and Geraldine Collinge are taking literature to a larger audience through live performances. They talk to SUBASH JEYAN about how and why they do so.
An unsung people painstakingly make the piece that gives the nadaswaram its character. Alarmingly, their craft is under threat. SUGUNA SWAMY writes.
Lines that scathe and bruise
An anarchic spirit and an accent on powerfully carnal imagery form the links between two otherwise distinct personalities, F.N. Souza, late founder of the Progressive Artists Group, and Laxma Goud, wilfully independent image-maker from Andhra Pradesh. NANCY ADAJANIA reflects on an exhibition that brings together drawings by these two masters of Indian art.
Misery at every turn
It is traumatic for women and children, says SHUJAAT BUKHARI, looking at the plight of the kin of slain militants in Jammu and Kashmir.
Feeling the heat
Each time Geoff Green returns to the poles, he knows that they are not as cool as they need to be. Climate change could be at play. TISHANI DOSHI profiles the Canadian explorer, who was in India and China recently.
Norwegian mathematical genius
Srinivasa Ramanujan's 117th birth anniversary fell on December 22, 2004.KRISHNASWAMI ALLADI compares Indian genius Ramanujan with the Norwegian mathematician Abel.
Of sons and fathers
"Shwaas", India's entry for the Oscars, spotlights a child. Here GOWRI RAMNARAYAN talks about two exciting competitors from Russia and Italy at IFFI 2004, which also focus on children.
Here is a destination of historical interest, situated on the Massachusetts Bay, U.S., says K. KUNHIKRISHNAN.
Healthy after 30
Going on 30 and worried about fitness? SAMREEDHI SHARMA tells you how to fine-tune your body.
When will my daughter get married? She is well employed. What are the effects of Mandi in the Eighth house? Horoscope sent.
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