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Metaphor for transformation
If we can think past sensational pictures, the Kumbh Mela could present us with vital clues to the management of the present.
Theatre

THEATRE
Above melodrama; true tragedy
Satoshi Miyagi's "Medea" resonated with moral values, while recognising human flaws.

Travel

FOOTLOOSE
Mystical simplicity
Vast, expansive spaces, myth, legend, history, and simple folks with trusting smiles. That's the essence of the Rann of Kachch.

Issues

Beyond punishment
A considerable body of research shows that corporal punishment can never make a child learn or behave better. Yet, the practice is widely prevalent.

Environment

SPOTLIGHT
Celebrating agrodiversity
The Mobile Biodiversity Festival is an attempt by women farmers to revive millet farming.

Cinema

COMMENT
Neo-liberal icon
The problem with "Guru" is a simplistic view of liberalisation and its critique.

Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
`Biology isn't destiny'
LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By Mike Marqusee
The State and the right to life

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Time to act
SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
The good and the bad

SIGHTINGS
By Suchitra Behal
On books
SIGHTINGS
By Suchitra Behal
For the right reaction

SIGHTINGS
By Suchitra Behal
Fight HIV

Ask the doc

INDIA BEATS
By Soma Basu
Toy story
POSTCARD FROM VENICE
By Janardhan Roye
Behind the mask



People

VIGNETTES
In never never land
A hauntingly beautiful land of great antiquity, but what loomed large over Turkmenistan was the personality cult of its President Saparmurat Niyazov, who died recently.

Tribute

TRIBUTE
A lifetime in research
Prof. Dennis Hudson was a pioneer in researching the intersections of religion, history and art.

Lifestyle

TRENDS
Local lustre
As a reaction against supermarkets, farmers' markets, selling locally produced vegetables and fruits, are getting more popular in the U.K.

Health

HEALTHWATCH
Fight for fitness
For those over 40, a healthy diet and exercise can help provide the answer to dealing with lifestyle disorders.


WELL BEING
Desktop Yoga; Bharat Thakur, Wisdom Tree, Rs. 145

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