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The decline of the book review
We have the writers, the books and the reviewers. Then why is the space for the book review on a downward spiral?
Culture

CULTURE
Songs from `home'
American kids of Indian origin are humming Hindi, Tamil and Telugu limericks, thanks to pioneering efforts by Meera Masi.

Reflections

Another's wealth
Sometimes, one comes face to face with truth when one least expects it...


HUMOUR
Spellbound
It is nerve-wracking to follow an extreme sport like the Spelling Bee contest.

Personality

Images from a roving camera
The youngest in a family of filmmakers, Sanjeev Sivan tackles intriguing themes and issues on celluloid.
PEOPLE
Breaking food barriers
Antony Munuswamy's Indian Kitchen brand is getting the Chinese palate used to Indian food.
Tradition reinterpreted
A freewheeling chat with Sunand Prasad, the first Asian president-elect of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Heritage

HERITAGE
On the banks of the Kshipra
Apart from the temples, the ancient town of Ujjain has much more to offer a traveller.

Arts & Crafts

CRAFT
A stitch in time
Intricate embroidery, unique stitch, a hefty price: No wonder, the Chamba rumal is special.

Travel

TIME OUT
Holiday in the hills
Enjoy the rhapsody of lush green plantations in Idukki and Thekkady.

Issues

ISSUES
When photographs lie
After a blogger revealed that a mainstream news agency was using images doctored by a freelance photographer, the new media confronts the old over who and what to trust.

Columns

INDIA BEATS
By Subha J Rao
Towards dignity in death
PAST & PRESENT
By By Ramachandra Guha
Bismillah of Benares

MEDIA MATTERS
By By Sevanti Ninan
Experiments in realism
THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Embodying the essence of humanism

ASK THE DOC
Childhood illnesses
ROUNDABOUT
By By Hugh And Colleen Gantzer
Of magical caves

POSTCARD FROM READING
By Serish Nanisetti
Painted landscape



Tribute

TRIBUTE
Memories of the maestro
Bismillah Khan produced heavenly music and often gave in to the mischievous, cheeky smile of a child.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
To treat a heart attack
What actually happens in the treatment of heart disease?

Books

EYE CATCHERS
Chitrakar: The Artist; Benodebehari Mukherjee, Translated by K.G. Subramanyan, Seagull Books, Rs. 550.

Benodebehari Mukherjee is one of the most influential and highly regarded artists in the history of modern Indian art. From the ...

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