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A village by the sea
An informative and entertaining biography of a daredevil Pathan.
THE ASIAN TSUNAMI
An eye in the sky
Despite natural disasters striking the country each year, focus among official agencies is often sadly lacking. That deficiency may need more than just an infusion of technology to rectify, says N. GOPAL RAJ.
THE ASIAN TSUNAMI
Let Nature's defences be
The lesson from the tsunami disaster is as clear as it can be. The Coastal Regulation Zone needs to be further strengthened, says PANKAJ SEKHSARIA, looking at the situation in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Travelling along with an NGO to give aid to victims of the tsunami, TIMERI N. MURARI finds that there is an endless list of needs to be fulfilled.
Excitement over watching Mt. St. Helens has not abated. It is all about the cycle of life, says SHIELA IYER.
IN THE NEWS
"Amu" is a powerful indictment of the riots that convulsed Delhi in the wake of Indira Gandhi's assassination in 1984. NEETA LAL talks to Shonali Bose on the making of the film.
`Becky Sharp is like me a survivor.' Mira Nair, the director of "Monsoon Wedding", tells GEOFFREY MACNAB what attracted her to `Vanity Fair'.
Why don't writers/film makers realise that we don't need to showcase either India's heritage and diversity or its squalor and poverty as something exotic, writes VATSALA VEDANTAM.
NEHA PRASAD attended a unique theatre festival that tried to find solutions to social problems.
GOWRI RAMNARAYAN writes about two Canadian films, screened at the IFFI 2004, which gave viewers something to think about.
WALKABOUT IN OZ
S. MUTHIAH discovers the diverse nature of the population of Australia. The first in a series of articles.
A series of stamps on Indian breeds of dogs will be released at the fifth national dog show of the Kennel Club of India, in Chennai, today.... S. THEODORE BASKARAN looks at these indigenous breeds.
Birds twitter in the tall old trees, while butterflies flit among the flowers, all lending a decided languor to this aroma-laden atmosphere ... . RUPA GOPAL writes.
The Crane flower
AGATI, Sesbania grandiflora, is also called Bakapushpa in Sanskrit. In the South-Western parts of Maharashtra, Vandelia erecta is called Vaka-pushpi. Baka and Vaka stand for a kind of heron or crane. ...
An annual check-up is not a luxury to be undertaken only if you have a bit of spare time. It has to be actively scheduled into your life, says Dr. SANJIVA WIJESINHA.
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