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Of crabbed age and youth
It is not improbable that the age factor will come into play during the decade to come, as a forward-looking generation of leaders, relatively free of the constraints of ethnic and religious feeling, will pitch its claim in the public sphere. India certainly deserves better than a generation of ageing leaders, comments RANJIT HOSKOTE.
Arts & Crafts

ART
Inspiration from the mountains
S. RANGARAJAN goes on an artistic trek through the Smithsonian Sackler Gallery's exhibition of Himalayan art.

Personality

EDUCATION
Setting high standards
The Annamalai University, which celebrates its platinum jubilee this year, has carved a niche for itself in the educational map of the country. A.V. RAGUNATHAN looks at the growth of the institution.


PROFILE
To catch a killer
Busting myths about serial killers, Pat Brown helps investigative agencies solve crimes through profiling, writes DEEPA KANDASWAMY.
TRIBUTE
Maestro's vision
Kelucharan Mahapatra extended the possibilities of both tradition and innovation in his dance and choreography. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN remembers the Odissi guru.
PERSONALITY
A musician's musician
Weaving together two musical traditions, T. Brinda's style of singing won her plaudits from connoisseurs. But there was much more to her than just her music, remembers KIRANAVALLI VIDYASANKAR.

Interview

INTERVIEW
`Monster' makeover
She grew up in a hick town in apartheid South Africa. Now, having won an Oscar, Charlize Theron is a national hero. She tells EMMA BROCKES about racist guilt, playing a serial killer, and the shooting of her father by her mother.

Travel

TIME OUT
Catatonic in Chartres
The beauty of the ancient cathedral as well as losing her wallet rendered SHEILA KUMAR utterly speechless in Chartres.

Happenings

REFLECTIONS
Echoes from Kerala
The use of Aramaic in Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" sets SARAH JOHN thinking of ancient language's links with India.

Health & Medicine

HEALTH WATCH
Attack on the brain
STROKE is the second most common cause of death and major disability worldwide. It is the result of cerebrovascular disease or a disease of the blood vessels in the brain. There are two types. Ischemic stroke is the most common. This happens when ...

Travel

JOURNEYS
Riding the waves of friendship
After circumnavigating the world, the INS Tarangini returns to base at Kochi next week. V. JAYANTH traces its historic voyage.

Columns

SILICON VALLEY SOJOURN
Cooped up in Cupertino
FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
Campaign blues

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Is anyone listening?
BITE THE BALLOT
By Mukund Padmanabhan
The politics of mudslinging

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Package deals
HEALTH ALPHABETS
By Uma Krishnaswamy
Risk of rubella

ASK THE DOC...
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Cuisine

CUSINE
Spread from Serendib
LAKSHMI SHANKARAN gives a selection of Sri Lankan dishes showing how integral the coconut is to the island's cuisine.
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
The boy was born on April 23, 1997 in Chennai at 5.33 a.m. Star Swathi, Mesha Lagna. Rahu Dasa is running. He is not good in studies. Please suggest proper remedies.


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