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France explodes
The biggest blow in the wave of violence sweeping across France has been psychological, with the country's image taking a huge dent. Giving the lie to its much-vaunted egalitarian structure, it has been a singularly rude awakening.


Fuelling anger
The French Government's stance throughout the crisis has been criticised.
Book Review

FICTION
A compelling story
JUDITH LENNOX tells a crafty tale of love, war and heartbreak in the tumultuous years before and during World War I. She tells a compelling story of the lives of the four Maclise sisters growing up in Sheffield fighting to realise their ...
Difficult decisions
Love Child: A Memoir of Adoption, Reunion, Loss and Love; Sue Elliot, Random House AS a child Sue Elliot cherished her "chosen-ness" — the idea of being picked out by her adoptive parents from a roomful of angelic little babies. ...

Issues

Stop the killer on the roads
Today is World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. As the number of road accidents rises, the need to do something to prevent the loss of so many lives becomes more urgent.
Child warriors
Many children in Jammu and Kashmir are being forced to work for terrorist groups.

Environment

ECO-WATCH
Reflections ... in Ranthambore
This national park is more than just about tigers, although the striped beast is undoubtedly its star attraction.

Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Two inches of foam
MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
A speed bump for foreign channels

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
The great digital divide



People

IN CONVERSATION
In search of a stage
Actor, English teacher and Trinity College examiner, Paul Trigg wears many hats.
TRIBUTE
Extraordinary intellectual
Management owes much of its stature in the wider world today to Peter Drucker.
LOOKING BACK
Flawless harmony in his music
Salil Chowdhury's contribution to modern Indian music is not as well known as it deserves. The composer's 80th birth anniversary fell on November 19. A tribute.

Lifestyle

ART
Journey of faith
The world's rarest and most significant heritage collection of Christian art was recently on view at Singapore's Asian Civilisation Museum.

Health

FITNESS MATTERS
Follow the golden mean
Physical activity is the best way to lead a healthy life. Simple tips to help you move and keep moving.
HEALTHWATCH
Damage to the lungs
World COPD Day, November 16, is a means to raise awareness of this little-known, but widespread, disease.

Literature

SHORT STORY
The great battle of the clocks
ON the morning of September 19, 2005, Western Railways discovered to its horror that someone had shifted their main computer clocks to 10 minutes in advance. The simple time-shift resulted in thousands of early bookings, many via the Internet. ...



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