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A year after the Kashmir quake
Still picking up the pieces
Ehsan Fazili reports from the affected areas of Baramula and Karnah districts
L
iving in a shelter shed made of CGI sheets in a row at Boniyar Bela, three-year-old Iram, may be unaware of the trauma she suffered on October 8, 2005. She had been retrieved from the debris a day after the earthquake shattered her home in Bandi Sarai, Kamalkote, 50 km away.

Against all odds
In Chiterkote, classes are being held in tents as students and teachers brave lack of infrastructure and bad weather
A
bout 40 students with three teachers of the government primary school, Chiterkote in Karnah area have no other alternative than to work under the shadow of trees in the open. 

An old woman sitting on the debris of her house at Sultandhaki in Kamalkote near Uri. After what seems an unending wait for rebuilding, the family has been putting up in the semi-dilapidated structure.
An old woman sitting on the debris of her house at Sultandhaki in Kamalkote near Uri. After what seems an unending wait for rebuilding, the family has been putting up in the semi-dilapidated structure. — Photos by the writer

Mythical centre of the universe
The journey to Kailash-Mansarovar is a matchless experience, says Amar Chandel after a recent visit

E
very
year thousands of people apply to the Government of India for going to Kailash-Mansarovar. Because of a limited number of visas issued by China, only a handful get the green signal in a draw of lots.

Mount of mystery
T
wo
of the over 100-year old mysteries of mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania— the lack of a bamboo zone and non-existence of rich forests in Africa’s highest mountain—have seemingly been solved.

Glimpses of India in Europe
A four-month Festival of India is being held in Brussels after a gap of 15 years
F
ifteen centuries of Indian art, classical music and dance blend with contemporary fashion, food, films and literature in a celebration of a "new India" at the first cultural festival of its kind in Brussels this month.

In search of a home, sweet home
The great Indian middle class quest for a house is riddled with problems as the film Khosla Ka Ghosla shows. Shoma A. Chatterji reports
I
ndian films are replete with stories on the problems of land grabbing. For example, Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho (1983) directed by Saeed Mirza which tackles the problems of an ageing Mohan Joshi (Bhisham Sahni) who wishes to bring in certain legal renovations in his dilapidated abode.

COLUMNS

'ART & SOUL: Passions of the body and soul
by B. N. Goswamy

TELEVISIONKhushi for Krishna

Food Talk: A kebab to remember
by Pushpesh Pant

CONSUMER RIGHTSLawyers lobby in courts
by Pushpa Girimaji

GARDEN LIFE: Queen of flowers
by Kiran Narain

HOLLYWOOD HUES:  Far too patchy
by Ervell E. Menezes

BRIDGE
by David Bird

ULTA PULTA: General rites
by Jaspal Bhatti

BOOKS

OFf the shelf
The British Rule in India: Tale of Loot and plunder
V. N. Datta
The Scandal of Empire: India and the Creation of Imperial Britain Nicholas B. Dirks. Permanent Black, New Delhi. Pages XVIII + 389. Rs 650.

Books received: PUNJABI

The road down South
Shalini Rawat
That Man on the Road:
Contemporary Telugu Short Fictioned. Ranga Rao. Penguin Books India. Pages 244. Rs 250.

Violence behind closed doors
Arun Gaur
Domestic Violence against Women: Legal Control and Judicial Response
by Preeti Misra.
Deep & Deep Publications, New Delhi. Pages 606. Rs 1,150.

Eclectic selection
Arvind Mehan
Know your customer
Designed to Win
Hiroaki Yoshihara and Mary Pat McCarthy. McGraw-Hill. Pages 272. Rs 399.

From TV serial to an online graphic novel
Diane Werts

In memory of the Malgudi Man
Had he lived, R.K. Narayan would have turned 100 on October 10. Rajnish Wattas on the writer who created Malgudi and put it on the world literary map

SHORTTAKES
Of history and literary criticism
Randeep Wadehra
Prime Ministers Under the Mughals
by Gauri Sharma
Kanishka, New Delhi. Pages: xii+ 227. Rs 550.

Long live Chandamama
Chandamama, the eminently readable magazine that has enthralled kids and adults for decades in many languages, is seeking an entry in the Limca Book of Records for its long life.

Food love and ‘boy-searching’
Aparna M Sridhar
The Dance of The Bhuleshwar Brush
by Daksha Hathi
Unison Publications, Bangalore.
Pages 305. Rs 250.
 





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