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Fly high at low cost
In the flying game, they are the new airlines that dare to roar, providing a glimmer of hope of cheaper air transport to millions. But is it a formula that will last? NEELAM MATHEWS looks at the change in the skies.
Spotlight

The flag town
`It will be necessary for us Indians to recognise a common flag to live and die for,' said the Mahatma .... ARUNA CHANDARAJU visits the place where the tricolour takes shape for the whole of India.


OFF-TRACK
Heavy metal beach
It's a spectacle like nothing you've seen before. Huge vessels are driven and pulled up onto the sand. Then an army of workers takes over. Welcome to Alang, Asia's largest shipbreaking yard, which, ironically, is dying too, says DILIP D'SOUZA.

Happenings

Wanderings in Hampi
Ever wanted to be a part of an adventure, complete with lost city, hidden treasure, crumbling temples and screeching monkeys? Well, here's your chance, says RUPA GOPAL.

Issues

Another face of violence
Innovation is never in short supply when it comes to cruelty. Corrosive acid has now become the weapon of choice for a wide range of individuals determined to inflict life-long suffering on their victims. And, as usual, women are prime targets. AMMU JOSEPH reports.

Focus

GENDER
Fight for the girl
Self-help groups in Usilampatti, Madurai district, are bonding together to prevent female infanticide, writes KAUSALYA SANTHANAM.

Columns

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
1947, first-hand
MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Targeting the rural rich

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
A man to match his mountains

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Sightings


  • King Khan
  • Lessons from Britain
  • Different

    Lifestyle

    ART
    Out-of-joint?
    Shaking off the miasma of the mundane, NANCY ADAJANIA walked into Pooja Broota Iranna's exhibition of mixed-media works. Instinctively, she ignored the walls and crossed to the centre of the gallery ....

    Health

    RESEARCH
    Model cultures
    Dr. Leigh Ackland from Australia talks to SHALINI UMACHANDRAN of her research in trace metal biology, especially of the mammary gland.

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  • Fracas over the flag
  • Ladakh ... two worlds
    Astrology


    MOON SIGNS
    By Khousikan
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