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Tough times for the gentle giants
The heart of stillness
The 16th and 17th centuries, dominated by Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer, saw the emergence of a very different art form, the still life. How did this come about?
The death of Rumi
The cultural impoverishment of educated Asian professionals in the West leads to some surprising, and sad, consequences.
THE WAY I SEE IT
Battle for brand IIT
The NRIs of Silicon Valley are worried about diluting the brand equity of the IITs.
Beauty in stone
A visit to the French cathedrals leaves one wondering at the artistry and engineering skills that were pooled to create these spiritual abodes.
Art of the royals
The palace of the former rulers of Ramanathapuram still displays vestiges of regal splendour.
Though most of it is ruins, Polonnaruwa is very much alive with an all-pervasive sense of devotion.
Devotion and harmony by the Ganga
In Haridwar, every shrine and temple is woven into a time-honoured mesh of legends and beliefs.
On the brink
Another Biodiversity Day has come and gone. And nothing has really changed.
A stranger to myself
`I've done what I've wanted to do,' says Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar of his career.
Care for the terminally ill
`Treatment limitation' in appropriate cases should not be confused with the morally contentious issue of `euthanasia'. Antiquated laws stand in the way of what needs to be done.
Incredible burden of caring
There is a real need to create services that give palliative care to patients and families nursing them at home.
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