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Inside PoK
A diary of a 15-day trip through a fascinating but troubled region.
Arts & Crafts

ART
Connoisseur of the inexplicable
Kate Bowes' oils do not squirm uncomfortably or make token gestures of subversion within the four-edged field of the canvas.

Book Review

Life as fantasy
Weight Loss, Upamanyu Chatterjee, Viking/ Penguin, 2006, p.424, Rs.495.

Personality

IN CONVERSATION
Two parallel selves
Surprisingly for a novelist, Upamanyu Chatterjee is a man of few words.


TRIBUTE
Shark man
Peter Benchley succeeded in making shark attacks a national obsession in the U.S.
Visionary in her own right
Taking over from her husband, Coretta Scott King carried the flame of non-violence and social justice in the U.S. and across the globe.

Travel

POSTCARD FROM
Game's up
You never know what you might encounter on a Kenyan safari.
EXPLORING SPACES
Motorcycle Chang-pa
Gaurav Jani's "Riding Solo", an endearing movie on the Chang-pas of Ladakh, makes a journey of self-discovery.
TIME OUT
Magic, pure and simple
Venice is so breathtaking, it is impossible to be objective about it.

Education

SHORT STORY
The last chapter
SUMATHI looked into the mirror again. Her face looked puffed and there were dark circles around her eyes. She turned away, unable to see the image in the mirror. She could feel trepidation, and an indescribable sorrow passing over her like the ...

Issues

IN THE NEWS
Not just a battle of taboos
There is more to the cartoon controversy than abstract notions such as "freedom of speech" or "blasphemy".
COMMENT
Return of the Left
The egalitarian project of the Left is growing new roots.

Cinema

CINEMA
In for the long haul
A freewheeling chat with Malayalam star Mohanlal in the light of his award for "Thanmatra".
Family bonds
WITH five State film awards for "Thanmatra", director Blessy Ipe Thomas is the star of the Malayalam film industry. The film, produced by Raju Mathews, deals sensitively with the travails of Rameshan Nair, who has Alzheimer's Disease and his ...

Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By By Kalpana Sharma
Is love really in the air?
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By By Mike Marqusee
Unreal paradigms

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By By Bill Kirkman
Controversy over politics, not policy



Sightings


  • Bryan Adams
  • Gulshan Grover
  • Pandit Ravi Shankar & Ustad Zakir Hussain

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Stop the killer
    If identified early, lung cancer can be treated. Otherwise, the chances of survival are bleak.
    ASK THE DOC
    Heart of the matter
    Dr. K.K. Aggarwal, Sr. Consultant Physician Cardiologist, Moolchand Medcity and President, Heart Care Foundation of India, New Delhi, replies to questions from readers. I RECENTLY underwent an angioplasty procedure. My heart was ...

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