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Sunday, August 24, 2003

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'ART AND SOUL
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Are you safe on a date?

Are you safe on a date?

Though one would like to believe otherwise, the Ďinnocent dateí no longer exists. Teachers, doctors and counsellors are alarmed at the spurt in casual dates leading to severe molestation and even rape. They report a large number of young women in the city are suffering from consequences of what they thought was an harmless outing with Ďfriendsí. Prerana Trehan investigates what it means to go on a date and the dangers inherent in it.

NEVER mind what the ostriches among us say, dating isnít just something that happens on the other side of the globe. And never mind what Mills and Boon would have you believe, dating isnít all moonlight and roses. The danger of date rape, and here the term has been used to cover even those incidents of unwanted sexual advances from boyfriends or dates that do not actually end in rape, is far more real than one would suspect.

Seeking salvation at Nashik
S. Iyer
A
S Nashik soaks in the rain gods' generosity, the devout take the vagaries of nature in their stride. "The rains are heavy this year, but one is used to such things," says Swami Jagannath as he gingerly finds his way out of the Nashik bathing ghat and on to terra firma.

Daku Raja becomes devta
Sanjay Austa
M
OTHER TERESA may need three miracles and a five-year-long observation period before the Pope can proclaim her a saint, but in the Chambal Valley in Uttar Pradesh, notorious for its breed of dreaded dacoits, sainthood comes easy. Man Singh, the archetypal dacoit of the Chambal ravines and a thorn in the flesh of the police in the 1940s and 50s, has been deified and has a temple to his name.

 


On the sands of time: 1995

Of NRI love story & tale of riots
M.L. Dhawan
I
N Aditya Chopraís directorial debut Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Raj (Shah Rukh Khan) was a pampered son of an NRI, Anupam Kher, a widower. Rajís westernised appearance and Casanova looks were just a facade, deep down he was a traditional Indian.

Hollywood hues
No tee time for Stallone
W
ORLD-RENOWNED golfer Jack Nickalaus once said, "If youíre somebody in golf and you want to be remembered, then youíve got to play at St. Andrews." For years, this Mecca of golf in Scotland has been attracting some of the most prominent names in the world.

Of a glorious Indian ship & sunken enemy submarine
Trilochan Singh Trewn
H
MS Hercules, a 20000-tonne aircraft carrier, was still under construction in the United Kingdom when Germany and Japan surrendered after World War II. Admiral White Hall laid off the ship in Garelockhead Scottish lakes near Glasgow at anchorage in a preserved state.

Environmental concerns
Conserving with the aim of healing
Meena Menon
I
T'S a big burden off our heads," says a smiling Kamla Krishna Gangda. She lives in Sasupada, a small Warli hamlet, 52 km from Mumbai, and part of the lush Yewoor range in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The reason for Gangda's smile is that now she does not have to earn a living as a headload carrier, travelling to faraway places, selling firewood.

  Week Specials

 

'ART AND SOUL: The way of the brush
by B.N. Goswamy

TELEVISION: The grand empress of Indian curries
by Mukesh Khosla

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: "People donít give their life for love anymore"
by LMN

GARDEN LIFEExperiment with the ananas
by Satish Narula

LIFE TIES: The fidelity factor
by Taru Bahl

LESSONS FROM LIFEEvaluate, but not by marks alone

DREAM THEMEDreaming of ditches
by Vinaya K. Manhas

ULTA-PULTA: Tuitions for ragging
by Jaspal Bhatti

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