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The 17th Abu Dhabi International Book Fair was more than just a book fair. It is a part of a larger plan to position the Emirate as the hub of global culture in the Arab World.
Arts & Crafts

Monumental blend
The mural has evolved gracefully merging tradition with contemporary rhythms.

Travel

EXPERIENCE
Black Marigolds in Steinbeck's country
John Steinbeck's tragicomic classic Cannery Row comes alive during a visit to Monterey Bay.

Interview

With an eye on the retail market
Wade Rathke, chief organiser of ACORN, on the challenges of FDI in retail marketing.

Culture

Realms of another world
The Dong Yue temple in Beijing, with shrines assigned to every possible responsibility, has an uncanny resemblance to modern bureaucracy.

Travel

TIME OUT
In search of surreal moments
Chole, dal and rice in the Swiss Alps and Bryan Adams belting out "Summer of 69"...


OFF TRACK
Carved by time
This rare geological arch is estimated to be 1,500 million years old.

Essay

Strangely mirrored lives
There were some uncanny resemblances between the lives of a devadasi and a geisha, both structured by a patriarchal society.

Focus

SPOTLIGHT
Living in a divided country
Jimmy Carter's book on Israel evokes personal attacks rather than debate from the American Jewish community.

Cinema

Need for a universal story
What are India's chances at the international film festival in Cannes?

Columns

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By Mike Marqusee
The Blair legacy
THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Attacking real democracy

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Exercising the right to vote
INDIA BEATS
By Kausalya Santhanam
Lankan legacy

POSTCARD FROM COLUMBIA
By Madhu Nair
Literary pilgrimage



Sightings


  • Back in the news
  • Film foray
  • In support of Gere

    Health

    HEALTHWATCH
    A pain in the neck
    The increasing incidence of neck pain can be attributed to faulty postures while sitting for long hours.
    Eye care in summer
    Tips to help you safeguard your eyes and maintain healthy sight.

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