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Raise a toast to coffee
India’s love affair with the brew has come a long way, as cofffee is increasingly becoming a lifestyle statement. GEETHA PADMANABHAN with Deepa Kurup in Bangalore


Coffee hotel
Excerpted from A.R. Venkatachalapathy’s In Those Days There Was No Coffee: Writings in Cultural History.

Creative cauldron
Kolkata’s Coffee House was the ultimate pilgrimage spot for aspiring writers, artists or radicals.
Events


HAPPENING
Intense wall of music
Iron Maiden’s concert in Mumbai was all that fans could hope for and more.


Interview


FACE TO FACE
‘Words are symbols’
The characters in Ian McEwan’s novels give an insight into the writer’s mind. Excerpts from an exclusive interview during the Jaipur Literary Festival.

Bollywood’s Woody Allen
The films he acts in help finance the films he wants to make. Meet actor-producer-director Rajat Kapoor.


Travel


TIME OUT
The last stand
Angkor has survived years of neglect, the colonisation of the jungle and the vandalism of the Khmer Rouge. But can it survive the tourists?


Issues


INITIATIVES
Breaking the silence
The Red Ribbon Express spreads the message of HIV awareness, prevention, countering stigma and life after HIV around the countryside.


BETWEEN THE GENDERS
Beyond stereotypes of the self
Men are as much a victim of patriarchy as women and need to be co-opted to make society a gender-just one, claim the editors of a book on men and their identities.


Environment


ECO-WATCH
Back from the brink
The Daroji Bear Sanctuary, home to the sloth bear, proves that even small wildlife habitats can bounce back if given due care and attention.


Columns

PAST PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
In praise of a touch artist

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Over the top

THE SHASHI COLUMN
The mother of all American elections



Lifestyle


SOCIETY
Cheers in Chinese
Baijiu is as much a part of Chinese culture as chopsticks.


LIFESTYLE
Kick up some sand
Dune bashing, pitting your four-wheel drive vehicle against the huge sand dunes, is a sport that is becoming increasingly popular in the U.A.E.


Health


FITNESS MATTERS
Run away your blues
The incredible benefits of running go beyond the realm of health. The second in a series on running and living.

Psychology of exercise
Focus on your goals and you’ll find yourself being regular. The final part of “Building a Foundation of Success”.


Books


EXCERPTS
Scramble for oil
Petroleum has played a crucial role in India’s history. Exclusive excerpts from Dilip Hiro’s new book that looks at the battle for this precious resource.


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