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HOPE AMID CHAOS
Culture as capital
In 2005, people across India were affected by natural disasters, terrorist attacks, agricultural debt, and the gridlock of dying infrastructure. Across the globe, too, people suffered the costs of the `war against terror'. A look at what we need to do to face the formidable challenge ahead of us. Five scenarios ...
Personality

PERSONALITY
A scorcher on field
Despite his enormous achievements, success sits lightly on him. At 32, Sachin Tendulkar is still going strong.

Culture

FESTIVALS
Music under the tamarind tree
The annual Tansen Sangit Samaroha in Gwalior gets one thinking about the wellsprings of melody and beat.


FESTIVALS
Flavour of Bandra
A fortnight-long festival in Mumbai brings people and place together in a unique way.

Book Review

FICTION
Tight web
JACQUELINE WINSPEAR sets her story Pardonable Lies in Britain of 1930. The war is just over and people are still haunted by the harsh memories and coping with the loss of their loved ones. Into this scene steps Maisie Dobbs, psychologist ...
CULTURE
A letdown
Kathak: The World of Shovana Narayan; Kamal K. Mishra; Kanishka Publishers, New Delhi. THE world of Indian dance has been so short of reference books in modern times that it is always a pleasant surprise to find one more entering the ...

Travel

DESTINATION
In the heart of Oz
Alice Springs and Ayers Rock show the traveller the very heart of Australia with their matchless attractions and experiences.
ROUNDABOUT
Of primulas and the PLA
China on one side and India on the other. An unforgettable encounter at Natula in Sikkim.

Issues

GENDER ISSUES
Outsourcing security
While debates continue about how safety of BPO employees can be ensured there are too many issues involved that need to be addressed.
NOSTALGIA
When Ceylon ruled the airwaves
Once the pride of the region, Radio Ceylon is today a fading memory. Can the Sri Lankan Broadcasting Corporation regain its lost glory?

Focus

HOPE AMID CHAOS
Terror of 'war against terror'
Is there room within this rapid "securitisation" of life for individual freedoms and civic concerns to assert themselves?
An insensitive index
Political India must sensitise corporate India to the social environment in which its profit-driven enterprises are staged.
Beyond the flood and the bulldozer
Can our cities survive if every law made to encourage orderly growth is defied with impunity?
Shaping new lives in Kashmir
In the absence of a cohesive response from society to the Kashmir earthquake, the challenge of rehabilitating the survivors remains an uphill task.

Columns

PAST AND PRESENT
By By Ramachandra Guha
Caribbean lament
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Some historic years

MEDIA MATTERS
By By Sevanti Ninan
Investing in India



Health

HEALTH
Stroke warning
The Regional Asian Stroke Congress and the First Indian Stroke Association Congress to be held in Chennai from January 5 to 8 will help create awareness about this crippling disease.

Cuisine

CUISINE
Magic on the palate
The heavenly aroma of fine Italian wines and the irresistible flavour of Italian cuisine and cheeses are inseparable.

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