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Sunday, March 26, 2006
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The state of the art
The Gods play again
Years ago in a `clean-up operation', the 16th and 17th Century murals in Madurai's Meenakshi Temple were painted over. Today, Vinod T. and his team are restoring them panel by panel.
Badri Narayan's art is situated between the literary and the visual.
A book of enthusiastic gushing, some of it interesting, most of it predictable.
IN FIRST PERSON
Walking for the Commonwealth
Taking part in the Queen's Baton Relay run for the 2006 Commonwealth Games was an emotional high.
Song of the woods
Two Canadians and a Parisian teach Hindustani music in a Karnataka village. Now there's a large waiting list for their music gurukul.
At the crossroads
Usha Nangiar is one of the last Nangiarkoothu performers left in Kerala. A portrait of an artist and an art form at the threshold of change.
Winds of change
Weaving is a tradition dear to the Rupshupa of Ladakh. But the craft is at the crossroads because many youngsters are leaving in search of a better lifestyle, says Monisha Ahmed.
A comprehensive book on a little known region.
Leave time behind
In Srirangapatna, the evidence of grandeur and past glory is everywhere.
POSTCARD FROM DOWN UNDER
A heady mix
Chinese gadgets, Korean tourists, Indian techies and drivers... and rumours of Asian world domination.
Clubbing trees with trains
Students of a college in Kochi and the Railways come together to preserve a mangrove forest.
Reversing the gaze
Ang Lee's films turn the focus on the rituals and taboos of Western societies.
Down memory lane
The Henry Ford Museum showcases signposts in American history.
Let the sunshine in
The sun is the main source of Vitamin D. And there is plenty of it out there.
Dubai: gastronomic gateway
The emergence of a gourmet culture is redefining Dubai as it races through the 21st Century.
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