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Lebanon: How many times 1948?
In October 2005, Lebanon saw demonstrations and heady hopes for a new future. Where are those hopes now?
Arts & Crafts

Digital encounters
Vivan Sundaram's exhibit, "Re-take of Amrita", uses digital technology to create art from photographs, paintings and historical documents.

Culture

Plurality of vision
Said's book is a critique of European historiography and a tribute to Freud.

Personality

PEOPLE
Still a rebel writer
Writer and poet Kamala Das on her works and why she writes.


`I never enjoyed acting'
Iranian actor Niki Karimi talks about cinema in her country and her own ventures into direction.
A legendary affair with the airwaves
If radio is the theatre of the mind, then Ameen Sayani is among its most engaging impresarios.

Culture

EVENT
Setting the backwaters on fire
What soccer is to Brazilians, the Vallamkali is to those who live near the backwaters of Kerala.

Travel

TIME OUT
Seductive alchemy
East and West, past and present, old and new: opposites seem to co-exist harmoniously in Istanbul.

Issues

DEBATE
The return of Big Brother
Four and a half years after the Taliban's exit, the infamous Department of Vice and Virtue is back. While some see it as regressive, others welcome it as a necessary move.
SOCIETY
The heroes of Jamghat
For street children who led vulnerable lives, Jamghat is the family they never had. It gives them hope and allows them to reach out to their dreams.

Columns

INDIA BEATS
By Marcus Dam
Living on borrowed time
PAST & PRESENT
By By Ramachandra Guha
Bapu in Beliaghata

MEDIA MATTERS
By By Sevanti Ninan
A problem of plenty
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Things that happen only in India

POSTCARD FROM GULANGYU
By Pallavi Aiyar
Time warp



Health

HEALTH WATCH
A wellness regimen
India seems to be hurtling towards a medical crisis of catastrophic proportions but this can be avoided with major lifestyle modifications.
LIFESTYLE
Making friends with yoga
From one man's personal hobby, yoga has now become a popular movement in West Asia.

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