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Outpatient inpatient
The state is obliged to provide healthcare to the poor but has limited public finances. Is developing medical tourism the answer?


What drives medical tourists?
They come from all over the industrialised world, from countries with relatively poor healthcare infrastructures and, in the case of the U.S., places with exorbitantly expensive health care ...

The view from Delhi
The central government is strenuously countering the view that private sector domination in healthcare, and particularly medical tourism, is raising cost barriers for the average Indian. “There is bound to be an increase in the cost of ...
Entertainment


SMALL SCREEN
When TV reigns supreme
How did the boom in Indian television happen? Here’s what the head of a private channel has to say.


Interview


FACE TO FACE
True example of empowerment
‘I write about women, all women’ says Tamil writer Salma talking about her poetry and her first novel.


Travel


TIME OUT
Symphony called Helsinki
Finland’s historic capital is full of melodic sights and sounds.


Heritage

Reviving an ancient shrine
The restoration of the Sree Vadakkunathan temple in Thrissur is also contributing to keeping alive many other traditional vocational skills.

Treasure trove of traditions
A look at some rare manuscripts and the efforts being taken to preserve them. The second of a two-part article.


Issues

Changed lives
Once a breeding ground of the Chikunguniya vector, Latur today is a transformed city thanks to an innovative public-private sector partnership.


SOCIETY
Help for hire
What started as a way of helping out destitute women is a thriving business today. But domestic labourers and the agencies that train them have problems of their own.


Focus


EXPLORATIONS
In the footsteps of an iconic figure
The China-India Joint Medical Mission, organised to commemorate the visit of an Indian team of doctors to war-ravaged China in 1938, brings much-needed medical facilities to one of the poorest areas of China.


Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Importance of being Bilkis

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By Mike Marqusee
Remembering a resistance

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Equitable no more



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    Tribute

    Language of lines and hues
    K. Adimoolam, who died recently, was one of the few artists who could claim mastery over both lines and colours.

    More than just a rhythm king
    Remembering O.P. Nayyar for the grace, ease and beauty of his compositions.


    Health


    FITNESS
    Learn the ropes
    Before you embark on a workout programme lay a strong foundation for your fitness. The first of a three-part series to initiate you into fitness.

    Looking into the stomach
    Endoscopy has moved from being a diagnostic tool to a therapeutic mean.


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