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‘We have to remain the watchdogs’
A free-wheeling chat with well-known human rights activist Asma Jehangir on politics in Pakistan.
Arts & Crafts

Truly in the middle
The artists, whose works were exhibited in “Middle Path”, followed the old ways; much of the strength of their work coming from thus holding fast.


Natural rhythms
Aesthetics coordinates with science in Masako Tanako’s kinetic sculptures.


Interview


IN CONVERSATION
‘Every poem must be therapy’
Croatian poet Lana Derkac portrays the violence and pain of the erstwhile Yugoslavia through her work.


Culture


VIGNETTES
Tea talk
The teahouse is an institution in Chengdu, a space of refuge from the long summer days, a place to unwind with friends.


Travel


TIME OUT
Sideways in Barossa
A journey through South Australia’s premier wine-growing region — vineyard by vineyard and sip by sip.


Issues


SOCIETY
This business of desire
In a world where the inequities of globalisation are often countered by a hardening conservatism, female-to-male transgenders are forced to hide their inclinations. An NGO in Bangalore offers them the chance to be themselves.

Confronting globalisation
When everything from seeds to genes are being patented and corporatised, we need to snatch back our past and the future.


Columns

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Times of change

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Talking about harassment

REVIEW
By Sumana Roy
The novel as secular space

INDIA BEATS
By Pankaja Srinivasan
Crossing the bar



Sightings


  • Hard at work
  • Comic Grover
  • Varma's gamble

    People


    PROFILE
    Many firsts to her credit
    Apart from being the prime mover of the Act that abolished the Devadasi system, Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi was a part of many social movements of her time.


    Lifestyle


    URBAN SPACES
    The latest French revolution
    The bicycle’s comeback in France represents a willingness to make environmentally and socially sensitive choices.


    Health


    MENTAL HEALTH
    No interactions
    Social Anxiety Disorder can place many restrictions on one’s life. But, with treatment, it is possible to overcome it.


    HEALTHWATCH
    New tool to fight cancer
    Image Guided Radiotherapy brings hope to millions of cancer patients.


    Mail Bag


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