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Censorship: Unofficial might
The recent experiences of some independent documentary filmmakers, who chose to look at the events in Gujarat, post-Godhra, illustrate a disturbing reality — the contradictions between the opinions and ideas of the unofficial censors and those of the official ones, says KALPANA SHARMA. Here, she looks at the larger issue of the freedom of expression.
Media

ISSUES
Whose information is it?
Over 6,000 delegates from across the globe, representing governments, intergovernmental organisations, the private sector, civil society and the media, will gather in Geneva this week for the World Summit on the Information Society. AMMU JOSEPH examines some of the public interest issues.

Issues

ECO-WATCH
Terror in the dark
The man-animal conflict is a major conservation issue, especially when forested land is scarce and is a fiercely contested resource. PAVITHRA SANKARAN examines one such example, where beleaguered elephants in southern Tamil Nadu have learnt to raid storehouses in lieu of paddy and sugarcane fields.


REFLECTIONS
Share your privileges
Human rights is about behaving humanely with everyone, especially with the less privileged. `But do we truly want to empower those below us?' asks NIGHAT GANDHI. World Human Rights Day falls on December 10.

Cinema

Married at 12, mother at 14
K.K. GOPALAKRISHNAN comments on "Padom Onnu: Oru Vilapam" that focuses on problems faced by teenage Muslim girls in Kerala forced into early marriage.

Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Gentlemen of the press ...
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
... and the day of the foreign correspondent

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Missing Mizoram
ROUNDABOUT
By Hugh And Colleen Gantzer
Punters ahoy



Sightings


  • Foreign invasion
  • An honour at last
  • Invasion Part 2
  • Confident Manisha

    People

    FACE TO FACE
    Forged by fire
    Lata Pada lost her family in the Kanishka crash in 1985. She tells ADITI DE how dance helped her turn bereavement into renewal.
    IN THE NEWS
    A temporary respite?
    What's life like along the Line of Control now that there is a ceasefire? LUV PURI talks to residents of the border villages to find out.

    Lifestyle

    ART
    Rustic journey
    The freshness of C.S.N. Patnaik's approach is due to the expressive power of his artistic vocabulary. ASHRAFI S. BHAGAT profiles the septuagenarian against the backdrop of his retrospective exhibition now on in Chennai.
    CINEMA
    No woman, no bride
    What happens to society if women become extinct? This is the subject of "Matrubhoomi". GOWRI RAMNARAYAN talks to filmmaker Manish Jha.
    PLACES
    In a time warp
    Kurukshetra is a town dotted with places of both historical and religious importance. M.P. NATHANAEL explores its splendour.
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    Is there Kuja Dosha, if Mars is placed in Makara Rasi, but without benefic aspect from any other planet?


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    Rishabha

    Mithuna

    Kataka

    Simha

    Kanya

    Thula

    Vrischika

    Dhanus

    Makara

    Kumbha

    Meena


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