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Who is afraid of diabetes?
November 14 is observed as World Diabetes Day, to create an awareness of the disease, and help diabetics improve their lifestyle. An overview by Dr. C.V. KRISHNASWAMI.
Book Review

AUTOBIGRAPHY
The story falters
Mrinalini Sarabhai's self-account fails to convey the spirit and passion of her dance.


Birders' guide
A comprehensive introduction to the world of birds.

Culture

Real life drama
The play may have been uneven, but Zohra Sehgal's performance in "Ek Thi Naani" made this year's Prithvi Festival an unforgettable experience, writes UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA.
Identity and belonging
In an increasingly globalising world, the concept of diaspora problematises the question of identity. And, identity is closely linked to difference. ANANDHI SUBRAMANIAN comments on the concepts of identity, belonging and home.

Heritage

Games of yore
Losing his kingdom first to Tipu Sultan and then to the British, Krishna Rajendra Wodeyar III of Mysore focused on solving and creating puzzles and games. MALA KUMAR writes of the wonderful legacy he left behind.

Focus

WORLD DIABETES DAY
Keep the sugar down
Dr. SANJIVA WIJESINHA looks at the causes of diabetes and ways to control it.
For your eyes only
Optical Coherence Tomography is a new tool in the management of diabetic retinopathy, write Dr. M. REMA and R. GUHA PRADEEPA.
Perfect sweet
A substitute that is sweeter than sugar? MIRA GIRIDHAR writes of the wonders of Stevia.

Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Why women tolerate
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
'Nay' says Newcastle



People

FACE TO FACE
Intimate theatre
A quarter of a century after it was founded, Prithvi theatre still remains a sought-after venue. HEMANGINI GUPTA talks to Sanjna Kapoor about Prithvi's growth to this status.
LOOKING BACK
Recollections of Nehru
As a Films Division photographer, Narain Singh Thapa worked closely with Jawaharlal Nehru. He tells V. GANGADHAR about his experiences. Eighty-Year-Old Narain Singh Thapa is frail and recovering from illness.But he becomes very animated when he talks about former Primer Ministe Nehruwith whom he was associated first as a cameraman for Films Division(FD) and lateras Chief Producer. He has seen Panditji from close quarters and shares his recollections.

Lifestyle

CINEMA
Being Asian, Muslim and British
`Nothing in the script has been made up'. `Yasmin', probably the most powerful film in a crop of low-budget British offerings that has received critical acclaim this year, is a reminder of how 9/11 has affected Muslim communities across the globe, says SHIRAZ SIDHVA.
ART
Two geniuses, true rivals
Theirs was a life-long relationship of artistic dialogue that has become an engrossing subject of study. S. RANGARAJAN on the great rivals Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.
TIME OUT
Corbett with a difference
`This is not a hotel, but a home away from home.' NEEMA PATHAK describes her holiday at Bhakrakot, near this premier tiger reserve.
DESTINATION
On the banks of the Godavari
It is a region that can be considered sacred, for many episodes in the Ramayana are supposed to have taken place here, says SRIMATI KRISHNAKUMAR.
STYLE
Plus-size fashion
It is one of the few retail clothing stores in the world to cater to oversized men and women, and a first for India, says NEETA LAL.

Health

Living with diabetes
A first person account by ACHAL RANGANATHAN.
Astrology


MOON SIGNS
By Khousikan
QUERIES ANSWERED


Mesha

Rishabha

Mithuna

Kataka

Simha

Kanya

Thula

Vrischika

Dhanus

Makara

Kumbha

Meena



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