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France: the heat is on
Immigration, insecurity and joblessness are the three big themes that are likely to dominate the French election campaign. VAIJU NARAVANE
Interview

IN CONVERSATION
`My first love is poetry'
Shiv K. Kumar talks about an eventful career in literature, both as a teacher and a writer, and his latest novel, Two Mirrors at the Ashram, published recently.

Personality

IN THE NEWS
Winning ways of a pioneer
Chanda Shroff is the first Indian to win the Rolex Award for Enterprise, for her work promoting Kutchi artisans and embroidery.

Heritage

HERITAGE
Moored to the region
The story of Islam in Kerala is a story of organic assimilation, best exemplified by the older mosques.


An eye for aesthetics
A well-written book with sumptuous visuals that bring alive an opulent lifestyle.

Travel

TIME OUT
Going strong
The Albert Cuyp market in Amsterdam, a hundred years old, is thriving due to immigrants from Asia.

Focus

COMMENT
Of public apathy
Against State repression, intellectuals must shape a response that does not allow an apolitical retreat into private life or apathy.

Environment

ECOTOURISM
A lifeline for villagers
The Corbett Heritage Trail, which involves locals in managing tourists, is making a difference in Choti Haldwani.
Visitors at Koondhankulam
A village in south India where the people protect birds zealously is a role model.

Cinema

CINEMA
Bollywood goes global
An out-of-the-box idea filmed on documentary lines shot in a conflict-ridden country, Kabir Khan's "Kabul Express" breaks new ground in Indian filmmaking.

Columns

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By By Mike Marqusee
A rasika's tribute
CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By By Bill Kirkman
A friendly greeting, nothing more

THE OTHER HALF
By By Kalpana Sharma
`Liberation', Afghan-style

Ask the Doc


By Usha Jesudasan
Healing touch
POSTCARD FROM MALAYSIA
By Ramya Kannan
Almost home



Tribute

TRIBUTE
The man and his music
A tribute to the inspirational Bob Marley in the 25th year of his death.

Lifestyle

LIFE
Fellowship of writers
Shakespeare & Company aims to foster not only good writing, but also goodwill among its members.

Health

Twin trouble on the rise
Diabetes and hypertension are a lethal combination.
HEALTHWATCH
Problem in water drops
The bug that causes Legionnaires' disease lives inside amoebae in warm fresh water.

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