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A hard-won battle
As another World AIDS Day goes by, an effective community-led response to HIV is changing the rural landscape in North Karnataka.


Reaching out to the hidden element
The female condom is helping women at risk take control of their safety.
Interview


FACE TO FACE
A language’s journey
Binoo K. John on how English changed its character as it was widely adopted after independence.


Travel


TIME OUT
Medieval skyscrapers
Necessitated by lack of space, the structures built in the 11th century at San Gimignano were unique in the medieval world.


Arts & Crafts


EXHIBITION
Art and ritual catharsis
Umi Bedi’s paintings, recently exhibited in Bangalore, go beyond formal, accepted frameworks.


Issues


MEDICARE
End the pain
Tough narcotic rules had meant that even patients with terminal illness had no alternative but to endure pain. But palliative care is now getting a new lease of life in Kerala.


Focus

Killing fields of Wakhan
Because of the inhospitable terrain, the people of Wakhan, Afghanistan, lack access to medical care. So, while poppy cultivation is on the decline, addiction is on the rise.


Cinema

Strength in the face of adversity
Adoor Gopalakrishnan’s “Naalu Pennungal” looks at the struggles of women in yesteryear Kerala.

Infusing resistance with creativity
K.P. Sasi’s new film is a moving account of the struggles of India’s traditional fishing communities.


Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Srinagar diary

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
A question of competence

INDIA BEATS
By V.n. Jayakrishnan Unni
Space for compassion


Ask the doc...

POSTCARD FROM PAKISTAN
By Karen Yap Lih Huey
Colours of paradise



Sightings


  • Chartbuster
  • Spice Queen
  • Back on the silver screen

    Lifestyle


    SPOTLIGHT
    Magical and majestic
    An encounter with the last camels of the Aravallis leaves one awe-struck.


    EXPERIENCE
    It’s time to reach out
    Global recognition awaits any Indian business that excels.


    Health


    HEALTHWATCH
    When your world spins
    What is vertigo? How can one deal with it?


    Mail Bag


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