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Add zing to your holiday
You open your eyes and see a clear blue sky. A dream-induced utopia, perhaps? And then while you are wrapped in honey, sprayed with water jets or scrubbed down with a blend of exotic spices, the nearby ocean provides a liquid lullaby ... SUMITRA SENAPATY looks at a range of `wellness' destinations.
Focus

REFLECTIONS
`Where are you from?'
The decision to go abroad is the easier part, but becoming a global citizen is the more complicated one, says SARAH JOHN.


ISSUES
Artistes as activists
Can writers or filmmakers register their protests against social injustice? K. KUNHIKRISHNAN ponders over the controversy about Sara Joseph's Sahitya Akademi award.
SOCIETY
Respect for life
UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA profiles Lila Parulekar, whose Jeev Raksha is a haven for destitute animals in Pune.
SPOTLIGHT
Voice of dignity
People recovering from mental illness are often seen as incapable of productive work. A visit to the Aasha shop in Chennai will help dispel such stereotypes, writes Dr. RADHA SHANKAR.
CONTROVERSY
Positive protest
Documentary films rejected at the MIFF found a parallel forum to draw an audience. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN writes on Vikalp.
SOCEITY
Food for a city
In service for more than 100 years, Mumbai's dabbawalas have been in the news lately for their precision and punctuality. V. GANGADHAR profiles the men who ensure that the city's workers are fed on time.

Environment

ECO-WATCH
A trail along the Nilgiris' past
It was a trek that was both exacting and enchanting. PHILIP K. MULLEY and DHARMALINGAM VENUGOPAL retrace the 400-year-old Finicio trail — from Kerala to the Nilgiris.

Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Forget Valentine's Day
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Exam ready

FIRST STRIKE
By Anil Dharker
French knot
ASK THE DOC...
Palpitations



Sightings


  • Bryan in India
  • A painter talks
  • Bliss for Lord Desai

    People

    TRIBUTE
    Guide to seekers
    On her 125th birth anniversary, RAM SEHGAL remembers the Mother's teachings.

    Lifestyle

    Aboard the `Deccan Odyssey'
    It's India's newest and most luxurious train. JEROO and GUSTASP IRANI experience its delights.
    ART
    Avians as motifs
    Though her latest series is entirely composed of birds, Premalatha Seshadri tells SHALINI UMACHANDRAN that she is no ornithologist but just an artist ....

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    A symptom, not a disease
    Diagnosis of jaundice need not create panic. it is important to identify the underlying cause and treat it appropriately, writes Dr. G. RAMAR.

    Miscellany


  • Her spirit still reigns
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
    Kataka Lagna with Kethu, Guru in five; Mars and Rahu in seven. Moon and Sukra in nine, Sun, Mercury and Saturn in 10th. When will he get married?


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