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ADIEU to Malayalam medium?
Malayalam medium schools are scouting for students while English medium private schools are turning them out for lack of room. MINU ITTYIPE goes into the irony of this trend, which may well make Malayalam the grandmother-tongue of the State soon.

The new Chattisgarh-based Rai University, which started functioning in Kochi recently, has a different kind of teaching system, PRIYADARSSHINI SHARMA discovers.

Falling numbers
ONLY 40 students out of 144 students appearing for the Std X CBSE Board exams from The Choice School have taken Malayalam as their second language, in SBOA Public Senior Secondary School,it is only 65 out of 118. In Seventh Day Adventist School, ...
Budding talents
THE BROCHURE exhibition, put up by the copy-editor students of the Sacred Heart College, Thevara, at the college campus, was interestingly different. It was not one of those routine on-the-job, mandatory creations. The 100-odd exhibits on ...

Of life`Afterwards'
Writer Jaishree Misra talks about her recent book, `Afterwards' and her unfinished historical novel.

Therapy is a medical answer to menopause blues.HRT clinic was pioneered in India at the Hinduja Hospital at Mumbai by Dr. Urvashi Jha and has found a place in the Limca Book of Records. It educates medical practitioners and the people at large on ...
Pets Care

Keeping babies warm
NEW BORNS cuddle to their mothers as they need warmth, and it also makes them feel safe and secure. Take pink baby squirrels. The just born ones with no ears and unopened eyes need their mother's warmth through infancy, which is up to a fortnight ...

Get into designer WEAR
Local designer Hari Anand launches his new range of haute couture.

Get set, GO...
In the TRP war, the forthcoming elections are a subject of comic entertainment on most channels. SANGEETA BAROOAH PISHAROTY wonders whether this trivialises the polls.
At the crossroads
At forty, a woman is literally, at the crossroads. Her mind and body begin to tell. Are the forties, frightening?

Broadway dreams!
Manu Narayan has landed the lead role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway production of "Bombay Dreams."

An incentive to travel
Incentive tourism catches on in Kerala.
Land & People

Juicy encounters
Quench your thirst with homemade squashes this summer.

Red hot!
SHAHRUKH KHAN was in the news recently for all the wrong reasons. First at the Filmfare award nite in Mumbai where he took pot shots at Aamir Khan and Vivek Oberoi. Later he had an altercation with politician Amar Singh at the Zee Award ...
Bringing up father!
ACTOR VIKRAM'S father Vinod is making his screen debut in "Gilli" where he plays heroine Trisha's father. Vinod, an ex-Army man with rough and tough looks is testing the waters, as he always had a desire to act in films. Said director Dharani: ...
Class act
THE JUDE Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger starrer "Cold Mountain", releasing this Friday, got Renee the Oscar for Best Supporting actress. The film is an adaptation of Charles Frazier's best selling novel which was inspired by Homer's ...

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