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Sunday, August 12, 2007
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The people’s king
Mohammed Zahir Shah presided over the last uninterrupted peace the country enjoyed.
Links with a royal past
The reign of the Nawabs of Arcot was characterised by their amicable relationship with their Hindu subjects.
When it was Neilgherry Hills
The evolution of the Nilgiris in the 200-odd years since it was “discovered” by the British makes a fascinating read.
City of forts
Delhi has been a city much fought over. The legacy of these wars is a profusion of forts, from the ancient Lal Kot to Shahjahan’s Lal Qila.
In tune with the times
The Hirebetu house was once the centre of a way of life. Even as lifestyles change, so does the house.
Lingering magic of Oz
Sydney and its charming surrounds make for a heady and varied experience.
Assault of the mixed doubles
Whether it is the movies, TV or the media, pure Hindi is on the way out, replaced by Hinglish. Is there more to the trend than the natural evolution of a language?
Antonioni’s are not uniformly arresting films. But they are invaluable for the central question they raise.
By plumbing the mind’s complexity and depth, Ingmar Bergman’s films gave us profound psychological insights into ourselves.
When the eyes itch
How to deal with tired, burning eyes.
Treatment sans surgery
Non-surgical procedures reduce the need for open-heart surgery in children.
More harm than good
The use of traditional eye medicines is an important factor in corneal blindness.
From the blurb
Originally known as Qila-i-Mubarak — the Fortunate or Auspicious Citadel — its construction began in 1639 and was completed in 1648. In 1659-60 Shahjahan’s son and successor built the Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), while in 1809, ...
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