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Illusions of an Oscar
Indian films have won awards and filmmakers have been feted across the globe. But why is the Indian film industry so obsessed about not winning an Oscar?
Reflections

IMPRESSIONS
A winter's tale
Whether it is the "pay the bill" or the icy swim, the Beijinger can be quite scary.

Arts & Crafts

Space for self-enquiry
Somnath Hore, who died recently, had the rare ability to integrate art with life.

Interview

IN CONVERSATION
Naturally beautiful
French archaeological textile specialist, Dominique Cardon, has a lot to say about the history and promotion of natural dyes.


To save our living heritage
Urban development and heritage conservation make good business partners, says Minja Yang.

Heritage

HERITAGE
Serene heights
There is so much to see, sense and hear in the mountains of Mayavati, including a quaint old cottage used by Jagadish Chandra Bose and Swami Vivekananda.

Travel

TIME OUT
Delightful Moroccan mélange
Casablanca is a hybrid, cosmopolitan city, more European than Madrid or Naples.

Issues

SPOTLIGHT
The road ahead
Ravaged by the tsunami two years ago, the people of Kondul are at the crossroads. What does the future hold?

Cinema

Fresh and gross
You'll laugh at Borat's antics. After you've recovered from the shock.

Columns

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Reconstructing Nalanda
MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
New frontiers

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Four good men
INDIA BEATS
By Swahilya
Lone beacon

POSTCARD FROM PERU
By D.k. Bhaskar
Inside the lost city of the Incas



Sightings


  • Lowkey launch
  • Something about Dilip Kumar
  • Madhuri mania

    Tribute

    The man who painted the lilies
    O.T. Ravindran was one of the few accomplished plant artists in India.

    Health

    Novel asthma therapy
    Newer forms of treatment for severe asthma help bring down the number of attacks.

    Mail Bag


  • Mosques and bazaars
  • Source of inspiration
  • Winter visitors
  • Strange ailment
  • Season of music



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