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Miracle moments, virtual shrines
What drives large numbers of people in urban India to find solace in the idea of supernatural forces that can intercede in daily life?
Interview

FACE TO FACE
Beyond the urgent
Edward Luce, former South Asia bureau chief of Financial Times, talks about his book on India and on aspects of modern Indian political life.

Personality

PROFILE
Peer recognition
Rita Gunasekaran, a practising lawyer of Indian origin in the U.S, has been voted a super lawyer for the third consecutive year.

Dance

IN CONVERSATION
Soldier for dance
Pakistani danseuse and choreographer Nahid Siddiqui talks about her revolutionary fervour for the cause of Kathak.

Heritage

HERITAGE
Sculptural perfection
The Somnathpur temple is one of the most exquisite specimens of Hoysala temple art.


LANDMARK
Maids of the moors
A visit to Haworth sheds light on the life of the Bronte sisters.

Travel

TIME OUT
Where the past still lives
It is very difficult to escape the past in Mussoorie, pervaded by a genteel colonial air.
FOOTLOOSE
Crossroads of Celtic culture
The open air ruins of Celtic monastic settlement of Clonmacnoise in Central Ireland is a spectacular heritage site.

Issues

HISTORY
Remembering the `great bandit'
Was Nat Turner, the man behind the first revolt ever attempted by black slaves 175 years ago, a criminal or revolutionary? The debate continues even today.
COMMENT
Theory as politics
An engaging, participatory involvement with theory can make a difference in society.

Cinema

CINEMA
The return of Begum Para
The siren of the 1950s Hindi cinema talks of her comeback to the silver screen — as a grandmother this time.

Columns

INDIA BEATS
By Sushanta Talukdar
Smiling again
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By By Mike Marqusee
Protracted dawn

THE OTHER HALF
By By Kalpana Sharma
Forced departures
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By By Bill Kirkman
Looking back on a fiasco


By Sightings By Suchitra Behal
BOLLYWOOD DOLLS

By Sightings By Suchitra Behal
ALL ABOUT CRICKET


By Sightings By Suchitra Behal
Mumbai Dreams

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Tribute

TRIBUTE
Between civilisations
Though marked by the challenge of reconciling multiple histories, Mahfouz was primarily a storyteller.

Lifestyle

TRENDS
A win-win situation
How the free cards concept took off in India.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
Innovative weapon in cancer therapy
Monoclonal antibodies represent a novel biological therapy to detect or treat cancer.



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