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Crossing points
TISHANI DOSHI records Muttiah Muralitharan's interview with Sudhamaster.
Heritage

CRAFT
A way of life
Even after winning a national award, Luiram Diamond is struggling to sustain the craft of making blackware pottery, says KANCHI KOHLI.

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LIFE
Trapped, on a `H-4'
Well qualified, English-speaking Indian women come to the U.S. to join their husbands who are H-1B visa holders. What follows next, for some, is a cycle of extreme abuse, says SHIVALI SHAH.

Focus

World AIDS Day falls on December 1: Youth speak
Young people are all set to lead a national campaign against HIV/AIDS, says AKHILA SIVADAS.


Hope in Rasipuram
Most HIV positive mothers are able to have infection-free babies. Dr. N.M. SAMUEL documents a `success story' in interior Tamil Nadu.
Second parenthood
Grandparents could be faced with the responsibility of looking after children orphaned by AIDS, says NIMI KURIAN.
Flood of trouble
It is an annual feature. Displaced from home and hearth, the flood-affected women of Assam suffer multiple ordeals with no respite in sight, says RINKU PEGU.
MENTAL HEALTH
Veiled disability
Increased awareness and improved attitudes are required to empower the mentally disabled and help them lead fulfilling lives, writes Dr. R. THARA.
MENTAL HEALTH
Strangers in the mind
A first-person account of what it is to be a schizophrenic.

Columns

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
In the doghouse?
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
The lucky rag picker



People

IN CONVERSATION
Challenging beats
He brought Indian contemporary dance to centre stage and now works with differently-abled dancers. ADITI DE talks to Astad Deboo about his latest choreography for "Contraposition".

Sport

Curse reversed
After 86 years, Boston's Red Sox won the baseball World Series, even overcoming a curse in the process. VIJAYSREE VENKATRAMAN comments.

Lifestyle

CINEMA
Blazing new trails
"Neelakkuyil" was the first neo-realistic Malayalam film made in 1954. K.K. GOPALAKRISHNAN takes a look at the making of the film, which celebrates its golden jubilee.
TRAVEL
The colours of Fall
As a child, she had seen it only in postcards. Then, on a lazy Saturday morning in September, PAPIYA BHATTACHARYA left for New Hampshire by road, to witness ....
Idyllic Istra
Last year, the National Geographic Traveller and Lonely Planet rated it as among the `Top 10 destinations in the world'. UDAY K. CHAKRABORTY finds out why.
ART
Bhajju in London
Gond artist Bhajju Shyam talks to SHALINI UMACHANDRAN about his art exhibition in the U.K. and The London Jungle Book which was released recently.
Mass and fluidity
A sequence of mottled images grows on the paper through this interplay of black and white: sometimes the image grows slowly, as the water smears and blurs the crisp passage of the ink. RANJIT HOSKOTE records his responses to Vanita Gupta's recent works on paper.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
Fight the fat
Fight obesity with acupuncture. Dr. M. MUTHUKUMAR tells you how.

Literature

SHORT STORY
Escaped
MILLER heard the thud when they had a few minutes to land. In fact, their descent into Delhi had already been announced, and all the passengers were sitting upright for landing. The thud must be the sound of the landing gear descending or one of ...
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