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Inside the forbidden land
Images from a trip through the heart of Myanmar.
Reflections

IMPRESSIONS
Echoes of home abroad
With similar modes of address, sabziwallahs and kabadiwallahs, life in the hutongs is not so different after all.

Interview

FACE TO FACE
Musical journey with a camera
Many of his images are still clearly etched in collective memory. A freewheeling chat with ace photographer Raghu Rai.

Reflections

REFLECTIONS
When the dead protect
Nicholson's Cemetery in Delhi was once a thriving refuge for a variety of bird and animal life. Will it survive another makeover intact?

Interview

The rhythm of words
Neelam Patel combines a dancer's grace with a poet's artistry to bring her words to life.

Arts & Crafts

Mind and metal
Arzan Khambatta's current show reflects a matured mechanics, from a youthful fascination towards metal to a metaphysical fusing with it.

Travel

TIME OUT
In Bard's own country
You'll bump into many figures of speech in the surprising and idyllic Stratford-Upon-Avon.


Trial by media
Apropos "Remember Gudiya" (November 19), the electronic media created havoc by playing up a family fracas. This invasion of media into the personal lives of common people is pernicious. Media campaigns in cases like the murders of Jessica Lal, ...
Fitting tribute
R.K. Raghavan's "He gave much to cricket"(November 19) was a fitting tribute to Polly Umrigar. Polly's commitment to cricket, even after retirement, speaks volumes about his passion for the game. Vivek Mogili,
Visakhapatnam Readers ...
Safe haven
With reference to "Animal Farm" (November 19), IPAN in Mavanahalla seems to be a haven for abandoned animals. More such farms are needed to provide succour to ill-treated animals. On the Madurai-Cumbum road, it is common to see cattle being ...
In Kolkata
"From a bygone era" (November 19) was interesting. A visitor to Kolkata is still taken back to the pre-Independence era at the sight of monuments like Writers Building, St Andrew's Church, Indian Museum and Hastings Square. R. Sekar,
Nalco ...
Hope for cure
"No room for tears" (November 19) is sure to raise the hopes on breast cancer patients. Most cancers can be cured if detected early. I remember reading the words of one patient: "Breast cancer has invaded my body but it need not invade my spirit. ...
In the Himalayas
Both "A river's avatars" and "When the mountains call" (November 19) were interesting . The trip from Rishikesh to Badrinath in the company of the Ganga is wonderful. The hot water springs beside the freezing Alaknanda is an example of Nature's ...
Highly informative
"All about epilepsy" (November 19) was interesting and highly informative. The symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment care were dealt with in great detail. One thing that could have been added was information about the removal ...

Issues

SOCIETY
Staying in school
An NGO in Jaipur helps students, and parents, from the economically weaker sections prepare for the rigours of organised learning.

Focus

JOURNEYS
Retracing Nikitin's footsteps
Following the 15th century traveller's route, the expedition examines Afanasy Nikitin's relevance in a globalised world.

Columns

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Our stories
MEDIA MATTERS
By By Sevanti Ninan
Missing ingredients

PAST & PRESENT
By By Ramachandra Guha
The guru of hate
SLICE OF LIFE
By By V. Gangadhar
Remembering a hero


By Madhu Gurung
Inner landscapes

Ask the Doc

POSTCARD FROM SCOTLAND
By D.k. Bhaskar
Nature beckons



Sightings


  • Inherent grace
  • Stoic silence
  • Bowled by Bollywood

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    The good, bad and ugly
    All you need to know about cholesterol.

    Books

    Eyecatchers
    THE story of the world's great mosques is intrinsically related to the story and spread of Islam in the world. Against the canvas of the rise and fall of great Islamic dynasties, this book takes the reader on a fascinating journey to ancient ...



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