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Friday, November 11, 2005


  Feature Stories


From October 19,  2005 to November 10, 2005

K. R. Narayanan

IN the death of Kocheril Raman Narayanan, India has lost one of its great sons. He will be remembered as a man of many parts, who left a lasting impression on everything he did.

A Historic Journey Down Memory Lane With Women Of India

Seldom can "wobbly attempts'' at photography with a box camera be expected to find a place in an exhibition. Let alone, for that matter, "indifferent reproductions'' or photocopies.

Academic First, Novelist Second: Eco

The enormous success of The Name of the Rose, the complex medieval murder mystery that is regarded as one of the modern masterpieces of fiction, is a "mystery" to its world-famous author.

Treating Women's Health

Without formal education and facing great odds, Parmaben has succeeded in her mission to bring healthcare to Kutchi women.

Asia Grapples With Rural Poverty Despite High Growth

In a remote village in northern India, a group of women try to save just 10 rupees each every month. Sometimes even that isn't easy.

India Second Most Preferred Alternative In Textiles

India has now become the second most preferred alternative after China in textiles and emerged as a "one-stop shop" for retailers and apparel companies looking for a reliable destination for their sourcing solutions, a CII study has said.

Feasting On Festivals

Everyone is celebrating. Either Diwali or Eid. Shopping and feasting. Government offices, businesses, travel companies, banks, organised retailers and people ó just about everyone. Melas, fiestas, special gifts ó there is something for everyone.

Across Histories

A trunk in the attic unexpectedly coughed up a fascinating body of material ... In an exclusive interview, Vikram Seth talks about Two Lives, and agrees that his latest book would not have happened if he hadn't stumbled on the cache.

What About The Right To Care?

The homeless mentally ill may be invisible but they belong to society and society needs to take care of them

Face Of Courage

Prema Dhanraj was eight when she suffered burns during an accident. She is now a successful surgeon specialising in treating burns victims

Lighting A Spark Of Change

Getting people to transform their own surroundings is M B Nirmalís priority. He is responsible for Exnora, Chennaiís anti-garbage endeavour. Hema Vijay profiles the man.

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