Saturday, June 28, 2008

COLUMNS
THIS ABOVE ALL
TELEVISTA
GOOD MOTORING
AUDIO SCAN
MUSIC ZONE
FASHION

PUNJABI ANTENNA

WEBSIDE HUMOUR

FOR CHILDREN

CROSSWORD
RHYME TIME

ROOTS


Way to healthy delivery

Dais have been an important part of the process of childbirth. However, the trend of institutional deliveries has sidelined them. These traditional midwives can be trained for a role in the national rural health scheme to lower the rate of maternal mortality, writes Usha Rai
There are over 10 lakh dais or traditional birth attendants serving rural and urban communities in the country and for centuries they have been delivering babies in return for a coconut, a sari or sums as small as Rs 50 or 100.
According to the National Family Health Survey (2005-2006), an overwhelming proportion of births, especially in the high focus states of the National Rural
Shanti Devi, a trained dai, examines a woman at a delivery hut in Byana village, 20 km from Karnal, in Haryana
TRUSTED HANDS: Shanti Devi, a trained dai, examines a woman at a delivery hut in Byana village, 20 km from 
Karnal, in Haryana
Health Mission (NRHM), still take place in homes.

Fired to fame
They might be top celebrities with pay packets going in millions, but at the start of their careers the likes of Madonna, David Letterman, Sarah Silverman and Russell Simmons had their own share of canning and rejection to face. Madonna worked at Dunkiní Donuts in Times Square after moving to New York, but was fired after just one day for squirting jelly at customers.

Daler sings in Tamil
Bhangra king Daler Mehndi singing songs in Tamil and Telugu may sound strange, but that is exactly what he is doing now. He is making a foray into southern cinema with the much-talked-about Kuselan, starring Tamil superstar Rajnikanth.

 

COLUMNS

ABOVEFarewell visit to the Shivaliks
by Khushwant Singh

TELEVISTACup of nostalgia
by Amita Malik

GOOD MOTORING: Case for parking lessons
by H.Kishie Singh

AUDIO SCAN: Vibrancy & Rahman

WEBSIDE HUMOUR: Space talk
Compiled by Sunil Sharma

GENERATION X

CROSSWORD
by Karuna Goswamy

Rhyme Time

ROOTS
by Deepti





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