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Enemies of cultural freedom
If a contemporary society is one that cherishes liberality of public discourse and guarantees the right to dissent, then the truth is we aren't that, says RANJIT HOSKOTE, commenting on the recent incidents of `cultural intolerance' in Pune, Surat and Mumbai.
Interview

IN CONVERSATION
The misunderstood painter
The last time I saw him was in a crowded room, managing just a glimpse of one of the world's most celebrated artists. But this time round, I am with him, alone. Tall, abnormally upright for an 88-year old man, not the most genial, a trifle too ...

Heritage

REFLECTIONS
Classics revisited
A weekend television series on "Lost Temples of India" prompted VIJAYSHREE VENKATRAMAN to actually look around to see if the temples were still there.

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DEVELOPMENT
Aim for change
Civil society initiatives are encouraging people's participation at the grassroots. SHYAMALA SHIVESHWARKAR assesses their impact on India's poorest districts.


ECO-WATCH
Vision from Periyar
... and SUJATHA PADMANABHAN looks at this premier tiger reserve in Kerala where community involvement and conservation go hand in hand.

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PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Composing a culture
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Verbal fisticuffs

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Pakistan in fission



People

FACE TO FACE
At home in the Amazon
It took British wildlife filmmaker, Nick Gordon, 10 years to make his award winning: Jaguar: Eater of Souls about the Matis Indians. He tells TISHANI DOSHI, how the Brazilian rainforest changed him.

Lifestyle

TIME-OUT
Why Austria loves its genius
Mozart magic still holds Salzburg in thrall, says MAHALAKSHMI MAHADEVAN.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
Story of the thumb
How important is the thumb to the hand? Dr. S. RAJA SABAPATHY and Dr. SANDEEP J. SEBASTIAN tell us the ...
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
How is "Indu" Lagna worked out?


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