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Facade of cosmopolitanism
Was the recent violence in Mumbai just a passing phenomenon or will it alter the demographics of the State?
Interview


IN CONVERSATION
Weaves cast a spell
Mira Sagar, CEO of Rehwa’s fashion line, on how the revival of a centuries’ old craft was combined with the uplift of craftspeople as well.


Theatre is most un-wow
Playwright and director Ramu Ramanathan on his theatrical vision and future projects in an exclusive e-mail interview.

Why the awards matter
Some of this year’s Padma awardees echo a common sentiment: they are honoured to be on the list.


Travel


TIME OUT
The Buddha trail
In Bihar one can still hear legends from the past alternate with the realities of the present.


Culture


CULTURE
Keeping Sanskrit alive
Mathur’s residents are doing all they can to ensure that the ancient language continues to flourish.


Issues


SOCIETY
Politics of learning
Efforts to reform the madrasas in Pakistan are proving expensive and time-consuming. But there are no real long-term alternatives to peace.


Focus


HISTORY
On Australia’s first people
As Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s apology to the Stolen Generation focussed attention on Australia’s indigenous people, a compelling exhibition at Sydney’s Australian Museum struck a poignant note.


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
Lessons in self-assurance
Celebrating three women who have made their work the hub of their lives without excluding other things of the world.


Environment


ECO-TOURISM
Spotting stripes in the grass
With the tiger fighting a losing battle for survival in the wild, here is the story of one man’s resolve to see the royal beast in its natural habitat.


Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Devotions destructive and divine

MEDIA  MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Pink attack

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Tolerance under threat



Health


HEALTHWATCH
Silent thief of sight
March 6 is World Glaucoma Day and it is time to know what exactly the problem is and the treatment options available.

Stop smoking, prevent lung cancer
Answers to some frequently asked questions on this deadly disease.


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