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Sunday, March 30, 2003
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No pretty script in this drama
I nailed my husband
For every rapist convicted, many go scot-free. While the victim's trauma is beyond words, the family of the rapist too suffers the consequences. Two mothers one who braved everything to bring her husband to book and another who subjected herself and her children to further torture to avoid the public humiliation recount their personal tragedies. Their lives were set in different times, but the pain and struggle are still relevant ... as today's woman is beginning to seek help and support without blaming herself. As told to ANNAM SURESH.
Political double standards and the preponderence of force over diplomacy will be some of the issues that will be passionately debated in the future, says SHELLEY WALIA, looking at the reactions of the wounded American giant after 9/11.
Do walls work?
Are walls monuments to failure, asks TIMERI N. MURARI.
Berating Bush at the Oscars
The Academy Awards threw up a few surprises this year. Though artistic upsets are understandable, what was astonishing was the strength of the anger against the war, writes GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN.
The textile industry must consider supporting the handloom sector, Sally Holkar told REHMAT MERCHANT, in the context of the inaugural exhibition of WomenWeave held in Mumbai recently.
Royal vignettes: Travancore - Simplicity graces this House
Commercialism has taken a toll of the quality of life in Kerala, says Sri Uthradom Tirunal Marthanda Varma. KAUSALYA SANTHANAM spoke to the head of the Travancore dynasty.
The `evergreen' one
Sir Cliff Richard was in Asia recently to promote his latest album `Wanted'. LEKHA J. SHANKAR spoke to the star when he was in Thailand.
A cookbook ... to lose kilos
ALKA PANDE looks at a book that seems to have the answers leading to happy and healthy living.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
A Thula Lagna, Kumbha Rasi horoscope has Saturn in Lagna. Rahu in 3rd, Moon in 5th, Sukra in 7th, Sun and Budha in 8th, Kuja and Kethu in 9th and Guru in 10th. Star: Sadhayam, Born on: May 16, 1955. Balance Rahu Maha Dasa at birth: One year, two months, 19 days. What are marriage prospects?
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