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The many players in a bestseller
The success of "the new Indian woman" in sport is a story waiting to be told, but if only there was a State policy of equal opportunity ...
Book Review

ART
Across time and space
This collection of 10 essays throws new light on the arts of Nepal.


FICTION
Angheri dreams
Here is a warm and sensitive account, told imaginatively and with humour.

Heritage

Dreams and dedication
John and Faith Singh's Virasat movement is an attempt to mobilise the legacy of Rajasthan into an economic force.

Issues

Transparent needs
The Employment Guarantee Scheme was considered a model in Maharashtra but activists have been exposing discrepancies in its implementation. It is for the government to act and set standards in rural employment.
Waging a constant battle for acceptance
Will mainstream education for the disabled remain a utopian dream or is it possible to convert it into reality?

Focus

In the garb of modesty?
While tradition can be used as a weapon on both sides of the gender divide, it is time that women took charge of their lives in a manner that empowers them.

Environment

ECOWATCH
The Ganga could run dry ...
... the Gomukh glacier, which sustains it, is the newest addition to the tourism circuit, but the sheer number of people is threatening its very existence and, in turn, their own.

Columns

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Rushdie looks East again
MEDIA MATTERS
By By Sevanti Ninan
So what's news?

PAST & PRESENT
By By Ramachandra Guha
Kasturba



People

PERSONALITY
Textured talent
`Art is both emotional and cerebral,' says Puja Kshatriya in a chat about her work.

Lifestyle

CINEMA
What lies beneath the violence?
David Cronenberg's latest film "A History of Violence" is a turning point in the director's controversial career.
TRAVEL
Spectacular, as ever
Tourists gather to gape at the Niagara's beauty and marvel at its might every year.
LEISURE
Resort to lost paradise
In Pondicherry, experience simple beachside shack living turned into one of pampered luxury.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
False beliefs
Delusions are fixed beliefs but are false. Awareness of this problem can help early identification. A look at this mental illness as the World Mental Health Week comes to a close on October 10.

Literature

SHORT STORY
Murder of water
Translated from Tamil by PADMA NARAYANAN

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