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‘I am still making films’
Shyam Benegal, this year’s Dada Saheb Phalke Awardee, talks of his films and his work ethic in a freewheeling conversation.
Personality


PROFILE
Independence with dignity
For more than three decades, Joe Madiath has been helping villagers in Orissa empower themselves.


Travel


FOOTLOOSE
Weekend getaway
Singapore makes an ideal destination. Endless shopping, more shopping and of course, six meals a day. And, did we mention shopping?



TIME OUT
Immersed in history
The Topkapi Palace takes you through a tour of a glorious lifestyle, for it was the heart of the Ottoman empire for 400 years.


Issues

Set adrift
The Mundra SEZ has not only put pressure on the mangrove ecosystem of Kutch, it is also cutting off land access to fishermen who have used them for generations.


Focus

In the forefront of research
With the centenary of the Indian Institute of Science just around the corner, a look at its achievements and the challenges it faces.


Environment


ECOWATCH
Green forts for the coast
The tsunami changed the attitude of villagers along the coast and they now help restore Pichavaram’s mangrove bio-shields.

Gifts from the mangroves
Every major Hindu shrine has a sacred tree, which is revered as much as the presiding deity. At Chidambaram’s Nataraja temple, the honour goes to the thillai tree, a mangrove species (botanical name Exocoeria agallocha). Temple ...


Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Small state, large nation

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
A double act

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Threats to global security

SLICE OF LIFE
By V. Gangadhar
Potter in, Austen out

INDIA BEATS
By Kausalya Santhanam
Visionary zeal

POSTCARD FROM WYOMING
By Archana Mehendale
This devil is a delight



People


PEOPLE
A warrior’s way of life
A meeting with Africa’s Masai tribe on their home ground.


SOCIETY
Killing fields
Afghanistan produces most of the world’s opium and its society is being ravaged by the malaise of drug addiction. ANUJ CHOPRA


Health


HEALTHWATCH
Prevent diabetes
Diabetes may be in our genes but most people won’t develop the disease unless they allow it to do so.

Reduce the risk
The diabetes risk score helps identify the undiagnosed cases using non-invasive methods.


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