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Any takers for serious cinema?
Parallel cinema lost out on the box office stakes long ago. Now it is losing space to the commercial variety on the small screen too.
Arts & Crafts

Transition of colours
Influenced by Goa’s history and culture, Yolanda de Sousa explores the undiscovered and the unknown. TANYA ABRAHAM


Interview


IN CONVERSATION
A bureaucrat and a politician
Yashwant Sinha on his innings as Finance Minister and his new book. ANJANA RAJAN


Arts & Crafts

Eternal weave
Most of what made Chanderi famous have disappeared with time. Except the distinct art of weaving that makes Chanderi saris unique.


Travel


TIME OUT
Straddling the past and the future
The Hop-on Hop-off coach tour of Kuala Lumpur has 22 stops, taking one through 42 major tourist attractions that showcase the city’s tremendous growth and transformation over the years. HUGH and COLLEEN GANTZER


Focus

Tragedy of the Shompen
The Shompen are as precariously poised on the brink of extinction as the four other hunter-gatherer tribes of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. MEENA GUPTA


Change and continuity
As Hong Kong completes 10 years under China, a look at the contribution of the Indian disapora to the island’s prosperity.


Environment


NATURE
Village of birds
A visit to Kokkrebellur leaves one wondering about the strange kinship between birds and humans. Akber Ayub


EXPERIENC
A forest and its people
As conservation efforts are set in motion, a look at how people living around the Arabuko Sokoke Forest in Kenya cope. VENKAT RAMANUJAM RAMANI


IMAGES
Bring back the waters
The search for water was a central theme at “Voices from the Waters”, the Second International Film Festival on Water. MALA KUMAR


Musings


HUMOUR
Shooting pains
The negative side of photography.


Columns

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Nature of the faith

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
A letter in a book

INDIA BEATS
By Geeta Padmanabhan
Link to the future

POSTCARD FROM HONG KONG
By D.k. Bhaskar
Walking with the Buddha


ASK THE DOC



Tribute


TRIBUTE
Transcending philosophy
Remembering Richard Rorty, pragmatist thinker, who died recently. SHELLEY WALIA


Health


HEALTHWATCH
For good blood cells
Answers to frequently asked questions on stem cell transplant for blood disorders.


Books


EXTRACTS
Diary of a Maidservant
Exclusive extracts from Krishna Baldev Vaid’s new Hindi novel, soon to be published in an English translation.


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