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November 24, 2003 Issue
 

ASIA
 Indonesia: Antiterror academy
 Thailand: Poisoned canals
 China: N. Korean brides


BUSINESS
 China: Boom or bust?
 Fast Food: Taco Bell in China?


ARTS
 Books: Life abroad


NOTEBOOK
 Diplomacy: Sorry, Mr. Rumsfeld
 China: Serial killers
 Vietnam: Old guard speaks out
 Milestones
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GLOBAL ADVISOR
 In-flight vino, to go
 Hong Kong's hot tables
 Is there a doctor in the lounge?


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Bollywood Goes Global
"Queen Of Bollywood," on India's moviemakers and actress Aishwarya Rai, was disappointing [Oct. 27]. I especially disagree with Alex Perry's observation that Rai's unchallenged position in the industry is because of her determined pursuit of "different, against the grain" roles, such as her 1997 part in Iruvar. Iruvar was one of Rai's first films, and her contribution was mostly decorative. She has done the same thing in many other films to date. Rai's hit movies have succeeded on the strength of their songs and the presence of other bankable stars. She is very beautiful, which is...

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