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Sunday, August 10, 2003
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Snakes and ladders
Once again ...
Interviewing M.F. Husain has always been a bit of an adventure. You never know if he will turn up for the appointment. He may be miles away at the appointed hour. And even if he does materialise, he may decide to play the public performer: ...
... the `Master' speaks
This year has seen two small, but important, exhibitions of M.F. Husain's new work. Both shows were on display recently, in succession, at Mumbai's Pundole Art Gallery. A review by UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA.
Splendour in metal
ZERIN ANKLESARIA looks at a significant addition to the literature on the exquisite temple bronzes produced during the Chola period, a time of unparalleled creativity in history.
A healthy change
In the absence of civic or infrastructure development, people in Sittilingi, Tamil Nadu, fell prey to numerous preventable diseases. But the vision of one doctor couple changed everything. SOMA BASU recounts Sittilingi's journey to good health.
JAGAT S. MEHTA writes of a workshop in Rajasthan to empower women officials elected under the Panchayati Raj system.
The Vittukkatti incident not only brings to the fore the primitive state of investigative methods, but also the dehumanisation of policemen and unconcern for the human rights of those belonging to depressed sections in society. MYTHILY SIVARAMAN comments.
Moving style across stormy seas
Black coats, chiffon and satin dresses ... the picture of perfect style. But, come 2004, these fabulous fashion fits may not be shown in and introduced to the world from Paris, the `citadel of fad and chic'. GAUTAMAN BHASKARAN on Chanel's plans to hop across the Atlantic.
Detect glaucoma early
There is no cure for glaucoma, the second most common cause of blindness in the world. The objective of treatment, therefore, is to preserve visual function, which makes it imperative to detect the disease at the earliest.
Experiences of war
James Jones, whose novels vividly depict war and military life, was the Angry Young Man of American Literature in the post-World War II era. RANDOR GUY takes a look at Jones' works.
By Laurie Baum
The week ahead
Will the birth horoscope cast as per Date, Day, and Sun rise in a foreign land differ from another cast as per corresponding values in an Indian city, for the same person?
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