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Bridging cultures
S. Nandagopal's stunning new body of work makes a debut at the Singapore Museum of Art in collaboration with Gajah Gallery.
Education

LANDMARK
Flavours of another era
Strictly opposed to change, Kolkata's Coffee House continues to be a sure-fire draw.


THEATRE
The Phantom mania continues
"The Phantom of the Opera" has become the longest running show in history. What is the secret of its longevity?
IN CONVERSATION
`Create alternative centres of power'
AS a young Fulbright scholar and teacher of English at Banaras Hindu University in the 1960s, Douglas Allen studied Indian philosophy, religion and culture. Deeply interested in the Civil Rights Movement, he realised that he needed to ...

Personality

LOOKING BACK
A satyagrahi remembers
A freedom fighter reminisces about the turbulent times that he was a part of. K. Madhavan speaks of the freedom struggle as he saw it.
PROFILE
Music most magnificent
Mozart, whose 250th birth anniversary fell on January 27, was endowed with prodigious talents at an absurdly young age. But he paid a heavy price for his gifts.

Music

Brothers in arms
Rajan and Sajan Misra in a free-wheeling chat on music, the guru-sishya parampara and Gen Next.

Culture

DESTINATION
Where the theatre is the drama
The rock murals at Bhimbetka are a treasure trove of valuable information not just to historians but also to the common man.

Dance

Tryst with Mohiniyattam
Kanak Rele, celebrated dancer and Kalidas Samman awardee, talks about her work and research into the dance form.

Book Review

URBANSCAPES
Sense of a city
The idea of Delhi; Edited Romi Khosla, photographs by Nitin Rai, Marg Publications, Rs. 2500.

Culture

In the Black Forest
Its woods and scenery inspired fairy tales. The Schwarzwald in Germany is one of the last remaining patches of original forests in Europe.

Issues

ISSUES
Forgotten caretakers of our cities
The work of the Mumbai-based Stree Mukti Sanghatana has shown that wastepickers, despite the inhuman conditions in which they work, need not be passive victims of poverty and can lead a life of dignity.

Columns

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Looking beyond the backwaters
MEDIA MATTERS
By By Sevanti Ninan
Hyperactive journalism

PAST AND PRESENT
By By Ramachandra Guha
Adivasis' champion
POETRY
By Aditi De
Mahapatra's songs of the soil

ASK THE DOC
Look after your eyes



People

Her heart beats for craft
Mohana Ayyangar, recipient of this year's Kamala Samman, speaks of her passion for craft.
Writing for pleasure
After 28 years as a journalist and several books to his credit, B.K. Karanjia reflects on his life and times.

Health

HEALTH ISSUES
The precious gift of vision
Lack of awareness on eye donation means millions of people continue to live without sight, when just a simple act could give them back their vision.

Literature

SHORT STORY
Letter from Daddy
NORMALLY, after school, Sunil waited for her in the general merchants' shop across the street. The shop's owner, a jovial Sikh named Harpreet Gill, was fond of him and only too happy to offer chocolates and other goodies. Furthermore, the shop's ...



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