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Fabled town, divided and bruised
Images of violence and religious zeal. But what is Hebron actually like?
Happenings

IN THE NEWS
For a level playing field
Indian doctors in the U.K. protest new immigrant and work-permit laws. Are these laws really discriminatory?

Personality

LOOKING BACK
The royal `rebel' of Kottayam
Pazhassi Raja Kerala Varma was one of our earliest freedom fighters.


PERSONALITY
Enacting multiple roles
What led G. Venu from Kathakali to Koodiyattam?

Fashion

PROFILE
Designs on your feet
Goa-based designer Edwin Pinto on his foray into designer footwear.

Book Review

FICTION
Narrative of faith
IN Book of Rachel, Esther David continues the story of India's Bene Israel Jews — this time in a fictional setting about Rachel, a lonely old woman whose husband has died and children migrated to Israel, leaving her as the last ...

Festivals

IMPRESSIONS
Pageant of colour and revelry
The Karikali festival in Kodagu is one way of expressing the identity of the area's Keralites.

Travel

TIME OUT
Discovering Dubrovnik
Visiting a city with a live connection to a rich past is like a pilgrimage.

Issues

ISSUES
More `development'
Does the Ken-Betwa Link Project, that aims to link rivers, signal the beginning of the privatisation of water resources?

Focus

COMMENT
Inventing creativity
In the present-day market economy, art is not about self-expression. Kaavya Vishwanathan is more a victim of a remix culture than the perpetrator of a literary crime.
EXPERIENCE
Heart to heart
Recalling an encounter with Sir Magdi Yacoub, the Egyptian heart surgeon, who was in the news recently.

Columns

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Politics of identity
MEDIA MATTERS
By By Sevanti Ninan
Taking sides

PAST & PRESENT
By By Ramachandra Guha
Honouring our heroes
INDIA BEATS
By Smita Jain
Tales of resilience


Cardiac care
POSTCARD FROM HOLLAND
By Shilpa Paralkar
On the edge



People

REFLECTIONS
Picture perfect Denmark
The country's ability to subvert ideas, speak out, cycle for free, or pray is worth preserving.

Health

FOOD FACTS
A cup that cheers
It's time to take a second look at tea.

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