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Islands of despair
Rural misery and the crumbling infrastructure in smaller towns take the sheen off Maharashtra's success story.
Reflections

REFLECTIONS
Royal city in transition
Mysore today is not the place which inspired Malgudi. Change has arrived, and with a bang. Will its historical and urbane legacy survive?

Events

ART
Electronic Swaraj
Though "Eternal Gandhi" cannot be faulted for the care with which it has been put together, it is a profoundly disturbing exhibition.

Personality

PERSONALITY
Man of Nature
A freewheeling chat with environmentalist George Schaller.

Events

URBAN SPACES
Engaging with cities
The 10th edition of the Venice Biennale looks at how designers and planners respond to complex urban situations.

Travel

TRAVEL
On the roof of the world
The Kailash-Mansarovar trip is a tough one, but it is worth it.

Issues

DEVELOPMENT
How the other half lives
Examples of imbalance between rural and urban areas can be seen all over Maharashtra where cities are growing disproportionately and often at the cost of the surrounding areas.

Focus

FOCUS
The Mahatma and the medics
In Sevagram, a medical institution continues to put Gandhi's precepts into practice.

Cinema

VIEWPOINT
Nothing Gandhian about it
Does "Lage Raho Munnabhai" really preach the Mahatma's values?

Columns

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By By Mike Marqusee
Politics of identity
THE OTHER HALF
By By Kalpana Sharma
Battling unjust laws

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By By Bill Kirkman
Childhood then and now

Ask the Doc...

INDIA BEATS
By Pankaja Srinivasan
A corner of a foreign field



Sightings


  • Painting for Charity
  • Made for each other
  • Fundraising Art

    People

    IN FIRST PERSON
    How Gandhiji influenced my life
    Sarala Devi's eye-witness account of Gandhiji in Orissa. She was the first satyagrahi there to court arrest.

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    Inside the brain
    The introduction of the BrainSuite has made treatment of complicated brain tumours easier for neurosurgeons.

    Books

    Eyecatcher
    Mufeed Zakhira Phalon Ka: Recipes for Good Health; Jyoti Nair Belliappa. For details, contact the writer at 044-28279379. Vegetables and fruits not only make our food look good, but are also full of nutrition. A collection of recipes ...

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