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The state of the art
Is contemporary Indian art the next big thing in the global art market?
Arts & Crafts

INDIA BEATS
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.


Visual narratives
Badri Narayan's art is situated between the literary and the visual.

Book Review

IMAGES
Laboured love
A book of enthusiastic gushing, some of it interesting, most of it predictable.

Personality

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.

Land & People

CULTURE
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.

Interview

PROFILE
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.

Land & People

IN CONVERSATION
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.

Book Review

Eclectic culture
A comprehensive book on a little known region.

Leisure & Recreation

TIME OUT
Leave time behind
In Srirangapatna, the evidence of grandeur and past glory is everywhere.

Book Review

POSTCARD FROM DOWN UNDER
A heady mix
Chinese gadgets, Korean tourists, Indian techies and drivers... and rumours of Asian world domination.

Environment

CONSERVATION
Clubbing trees with trains
Students of a college in Kochi and the Railways come together to preserve a mangrove forest.

Cinema

Reversing the gaze
Ang Lee's films turn the focus on the rituals and taboos of Western societies.

Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By By Ramachandra Guha
The end of the biographer?
MEDIA MATTERS
By By Sevanti Ninan
Deceptive realities

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Cricket's true spiritual home



Lifestyle

Down memory lane
The Henry Ford Museum showcases signposts in American history.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
Let the sunshine in
The sun is the main source of Vitamin D. And there is plenty of it out there.

Cuisine

FINE DINING
Dubai: gastronomic gateway
The emergence of a gourmet culture is redefining Dubai as it races through the 21st Century.

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