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FILM REVIEW: DEVRAI
Mixed messages amidst fine art
It is a splendid, intense drama about schizophrenia, with its personal, familial and social ramifications, and the bitter struggles involved in coming to terms with this strange illness and overcoming it. But the film also delivers a disturbing, highly masochistic message for women. Aparna Pallavi reviews Devrai.
Table of Contents from issue #151

WOMEN'S HEALTH
Greeting Aunt Flo
"It was in a tribal village in Maharashtra that I first learned about the cup six years ago. One young woman told me she used a cup made of rubber that she could simply empty, wash, and reinsert in less than a minute." L S Aravinda writes of her journey through adolescence and into a comfortable womanhood.
Table of Contents from issue #150

BAN ON BAR DANCING
Hypocritical morality
Flavia Agnes recounts the developments and events leading up to the dance-bar ban in Maharashtra.
Table of Contents from issue #149

ANTI-DOWRY LEGISLATION
Destined to fail
Madhu Purnima Kishwar points to inherent flaws in the anti-dowry legislation.
Table of Contents from issue #148

PEACE IN KASHMIR
Democracy as the best antidote to terrorism
Madhu Purnima Kishwar: Chief Minister Mufti's healing touch in Kashmir.
Table of Contents from issue #146

SOCIETY
The beauty obsession
Susan Runkle: International standards for fair and lovely.
Table of Contents from issue #145

HISTORY
Remembering Bapu
Madhu Purnima Kishwar: "Let us practice, not preach Gandhi."
Table of Contents from issue #144

MISS INDIA PAGEANT
Manufacturing beauties
Susan Runkle writes about India's integration into the global beauty industry.
Table of Contents from issue #143

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