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Bollywood needs to change its act
Despite the success of Hindi films abroad, Bollywood has not really made a dent in the global cinema market.


The journalist as protagonist
Winterbottom’s “A Mighty Heart” gives Daniel Pearl’s kidnapping and murder a political context that is global rather than regional.
Theatre


THEATRE
Drama with a distinct vision
Satyadev Dubey created Hindi theatre in Mumbai and made it the crucible of pan-Indian drama.

Basic instincts
Euripides’ “Bacchae” is as thrilling now as it was in the fifth century B.C.


Interview


FACE TO FACE
Doctor with a heart
In conversation with Prof. Falcinelli who pioneered the technique of using a tooth to nurture the eye.


Travel


TIME OUT
Talking the walk
San Francisco offers over 40 guided, free walking tours of the city. And if you are lucky, you’ll get a guide whose wit matches the city’s eccentric character.


Focus


COMMENT
When faces are not billboards
Do endorsements by actors contribute to brand value of products?

Battle for mind space
Conservatives in the U.S. are targeting universities because they are perceived to be places where ideas that undermine Western civilisation flourish.


ISSUES
Will Dharavi lose its soul?
While the government plans to turn Asia’s biggest slum into a glitzy modern complex, its residents live in uncertainty.


Environment


CONSERVATION
In the white mountains
The jungles of BR Hills offer several memorable and endearing sightings.


EXPERIENCE
Bonding with beasts
Spending some time at the Madras Crocodile Bank can change one’s inherited, stereotyped perceptions of crocs.


Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Writers and politics

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Polarised coverage

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
The man who was right, but lost

INDIA BEATS
By Ayesha Matthan
Poignant notes

POSTCARD FROM BATH
By Sheila Kumar
The cursing stones



Health


WELL BEING
Watch your weight
With World Anti-Obesity Day on November 26, the need to create awareness about this lifestyle disease is increasing.


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