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Sportive gestures
In the aftermath of the Asian tsunami, the sporting community has responded swiftly to contribute in whatever way it could, both financially and qualitatively. While it's easy to cynically dismiss this as a token gesture, the unprecedented generosity allows us to view organised sport from a different perspective, says VIJAY PARTHASARATHY.
Reflections

REFLECTIONS
High altitude art
Why are the gatekeepers of art in museums and in other places so disinterested in the treasures there, wonders SHAKTI MAIRA after a visit to Alchi in Ladakh.

Focus

ISSUES
Offtrack?
Despite talk of liberalisation and modernisation, the Indian Railways remains mired in antiquity. SANDEEP DIKSHIT takes a look at the dynamics of its functioning.

Environment

ECOWATCH
Facing the big E
As the number of species facing extinction increases, RANJIT LAL wonders when humans will wake up to the dangers of their ways.


ECOWATCH
Reprieve for the brown bear
As this species seems to be fast disappearing from the European Alps, there is a battle to ensure its survival. GUNVANTHI BALARAM writes.

Columns

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Good ideas are back
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Mumbai's tragedy

ASK THE DOC...
Skin trouble
WALKABOUT IN OZ
Sporting passion



Sightings


  • Simple to the core
  • Name change for luck
  • She washes clothes

    People

    IN CONVERSATION
    An outsider, an insider
    His just-released and soon-to-be-released films have made screenplay writer Farrukh Dhondy more visible than ever before. Last year his Baz Taylor directed "Take 3 Girls" had a young rapper, guitarist and pop singer rescuing an Indian ...
    PERSONALITY
    Heroine by chance
    LEELA VENKATARAMAN talks to Priyambada Mohanty, whose 1954 performance saw Odissi put its best foot forward.
    TRIBUTE
    Popcorn villain
    He was certainly not the best villain of Hindi cinema. But he was larger than life. AJIT DUARA remembers Amrish Puri.

    Sport

    All about survival
    Without money, access to facilities or infrastructure, women's cricket in India is a saga of fighting against the odds, writes S. DINAKAR.

    Lifestyle

    DESTINATION
    Kinabalu capers
    GUSTASP and JEROO IRANI view the wild rhythms of the forest in Malaysia's Sabah state.
    TIME-OUT
    Penguin parade
    They watched with bated breath as the tiny little black and white figures waddled across ... . SABITA RADHAKRISHNA on a major attraction.
    GARDENING
    Football lily
    WITH its numerous scarlet flowers grouped in a large round umbel on top of 30 cm long stalk, Haemanthus multiflorus is a novelty. The plant comes from tropical Africa and flowers in summer, when it is normally leafless. Commonly called ...

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Healthy humour
    Dr. N. RAMKRISHNAN tells you how you can laugh your way to good health.

    Miscellany


  • The perfect star
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan


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    Mithuna

    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena



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