Saturday, June 21, 2003

by Reeta Sharma
HOUGH poor, Dalits have lived a life of dignity in Punjab, unlike those in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat or even adjoining Haryana. Over the last half century or so, they have almost never been subjected to caste hatred or humiliation by the so-called upper castes.
Flames of caste

Among the Baigas, a woman’s wish reigns supreme
Ruby Gupta
Y and large, primitive societies are rather tolerant as far as sexual relationships and marriages are concerned. Several tribes can also be considered promiscuous by the Victorian standards of morality.

Shimla’s share in tales of British ghosts
K.R.N. Swamy
ONSECRATED by the memory of Kipling and other pillars of the Empire, Shimla had the maximum to contribute when it came to British ghosts in hill stations. With new multistorey constructions replacing the old mansions, it is difficult to trace the buildings referred to and sure enough, quite a number of British ghosts seems to have vanished after Independence. But rummaging through old books on the British in India, one came across the following instances.



  • TALKING POINT: Flirting, the all-time hot favourite fun game
    Raman Mohan

  • AUDIOSCAN: Saaya belongs to Shreya
    by ASC

  • FASHIONOf bags and shoes
    by Pinky Adil

  • NETPICKINGRest in peace
    by Sunil Sharma