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‘Writing is a lonely process’
In India to launch his second book, The Age of Shiva, Manil Suri talks about his trilogy and what it means to be both a mathematician and a writer. An exclusive interview.


Visually rich canvas
It’s more than a personal story of a woman caught in a society in flux.

Exclusive Excerpts
I sit on the bed in the dark and look at you. A silver of light anoints your forehead in gold, then glances off and catches your nose. You look so tranquil, so restful, you could be advertising sleep itself. I wonder if you would mind ...
Personality

Celebration of true celebrities
Gifford allows us a glimpse into diverse lives and their different choices.


Happenings


EXPERIENCE
New horizons
Underneath its vast emptiness, quiet changes are making their impact felt in the Rann of Kutch.


Book Review


LIFE
Adoption FAQ
The book is not only well-researched but makes for a good read too.


Personality

Agent provocateur
Thought-provoking in her work, Rakini Devi highlights social issues so honestly that watching her performance requires courage and understanding.


Interview


FACE TO FACE
A collective voice
Amadou Lamine Sall’s poetry is grand and large in its address.


Music


PROFILE
Musical spell
Singer Nazia Sayeed, an exponent of the Gita Govinda, is riding the wave of a resurgence of Oriya music.


Heritage


HERITAGE
Khona’s tongue
Though history has forgotten her, Khona lives on as a mystery in folktales and legends of eastern India and in the curious brick structure that bears her name. Who was she really?

Golden triangle
The north-central plains of Sri Lanka, called the nation’s Cultural Triangle, is home to many UNESCO world heritage sites. DR. SANJIVA WIJESINHA


Travel


TIME OUT
Bali: tropical and timeless
Being in Bali is like being in a malfunctioning time machine, where past and present coexist without any hints of contradiction.


FOOTLOOSE
The making of a spiritual city
The great cathedral, and all that is associated with it, presides over Canterbury.


Columns

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
An institution called Johnners

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Packing a punch

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
The career of a concept



Urban Edge


  • Too industrial

    People


    INITIATIVES
    Two decades of protest and hope
    As it moves into its third decade, Women In Black has progressed from its initial protest of Israeli occupation of Palestine.


    Health

    Show off your teeth
    A problem with teeth could affect general health too.

    For a safe trip
    What a standard First Aid Kit for travel should contain.


    HEALTHWATCH
    No pain, more action
    New developments in techniques and implants lead to improved outcomes for hip replacement surgery.


    Mail Bag


  • Women's safety, a real issue
  • Nostalgia
  • New possibilities
  • The real VIPs
  • Not just bureaucrats



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