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Greece's reality show
The Olympic Games serve as a reminder of the exalted qualities of body, mind and spirit that transcend cultures. K.P. MOHAN on its 28th edition to open soon in a miraculously transformed Athens.
Heritage

Thanks UNESCO ... but what next?
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, as Mumbai's celebrated Victoria Terminus is now known, has just been placed on UNESCO's World Heritage list. But will this significant honour change the fortunes of a 19th-Century railway station coping with 21st-Century pressures, asks RANJIT HOSKOTE.

Reflections

FLASHBACK
Sliver of history
An ancient roll top desk, a piece of paper wedged in a secret compartment ... MEENAKSHI MUKHERJEE writes about a chance discovery.

Interview

FACE TO FACE
Record of art
David Bolland is, perhaps, the only person to have a collection of Kathakali performances from the 1950s to the 1970s. In a conversation with K.K. GOPALAKRISHNAN, he explains how his interest in this art form developed.

Land & People

PROFILE
The Australian years
K.M. Cariappa, an intriguing choice as India's High Commissioner to Australia, gave heart to those agitating for immigration reform and consistently drew attention to the logic of Australia seeing itself as part of Asia. In simply being who he was, he made white Australia re-consider its embarrassingly insular and offensive prejudices, says DAVID WALKER.

Issues

Wait for the light
SAPTARSHI BHATTACHARJEE examines the problems in the education system in Tripura.

Focus

GENDER
New lease of life
KAUSALYA SANTHANAM looks at the range of activities and the problems faced by women's self-help groups in Tamil Nadu.

History

REFLECTIONS
Disturbed silence
... how many dreams and ambitions vanished here? TIMERI N. MURARI strikes a poignant note after visiting Bergen Belsen.

Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Obscuring reality
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
In a tizzy over gobbledygook?



Lifestyle

CULTURE
Sound and rhythm
SAMVAAD is an encounter that mixes, for the first time, Brazilian sounds and exotic rhythms of African descent with ones from India. SHANTA SERBJEET SINGH on a story with a happy ending.


TIME-OUT
Spellbound in Kuching
It's been justly described as the most attractive city in Southeast Asia. TANUSHREE PODDER finds out why.
TRENDS
Smart homes
For those of you who've watched sci-fi Hollywood films showing computerised intelligent homes and dismissed them as being fantasy, you're going to sit up. They're here in India, says KANCHANA BANERJEE.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
Beyond visible frontiers
Dr. SANJAY SRINIVASAN, V. MURALI and Dr. RAJIV RAMAN write about the benefits of applying telemedicine to ophthalmology.
Ask the Doc...
I am having continuous irritation and burning sensation in the Urinary system. The problem has been there for six months. No passing of water in the night. Flow is normal. The investigation reveals mild prostate Enlargement, Average flow rate ...
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