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Against street censorship
The recent violence in some States over “Jodhaa Akbar” raises the question: Should public intolerance be allowed to hijack a medium that is exclusively the director’s space?
Interview

Beyond brutalities
Israeli author Zeruya Shalev focuses on the intricacies of life rather than the violence of her home land.



PEOPLE
Interstices of identity
Tabish Khair, novelist and academic, talks about the blessing and curse of being part of a minority community, of learning to belong in different ways.

Weight of the world
Between identifying problems and discussing issues, filmmaker Goutam Ghose reveals he finds the time to enjoy life too. Excerpts from a conversation…


Arts & Crafts


ART
The idea of cultural specificity
We need new frameworks to contextualise and understand art that creates a universal resonance by adapting specific, non-Western traditions.


Issues


GENDER
Falling through the cracks
While NREGA seems to have opened a whole new world of opportunities, single women find themselves excluded from the programmes due to conventional definitions of a family household.


SOCIAL TRENDS
Hit in the dark
It is natural for young people to have night-outs and parties. But if there are gaping holes in your memory the day after, beware, there may be something more than alcohol involved.


MEDICARE
Going beyond healing
The assurance of being treated with dignity is an essential part of palliative care, says Dr. Robert G. Twycross, Emeritus Clinical Reader in Palliative Medicine, Oxford University.


Focus


VIEWPOINT
Convenient untruth
Ironically, when regional lords hunger for national relevance, what they endanger is the notion of a unified nation.


FOCUS
Special children deserve better
Early intervention will go a long way in making a special child competent to cope.


Cinema


ANIMATION
Colours that still communicate
Dhvani Desai’s animation film for children, “Manpasand”, successfully adapts the ancient Sanjhi art to the modern medium and is winning acclaim worldwide.


Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Gsuha
The Loyola tradition

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Grim realities

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
Many Indias in Singapore

ROUNDABOUT
By Hugh And Colleen Gantzer
Hideaway village in the dunes



Health

Fighting Alzheimer’s
Recent studies show that Alzheimer’s Disease is becoming increasingly common in India too. Tips to cope with the condition…


Books

EXPLORING HERITAGE
“Few people know just how much more there is to Agra than the Taj Mahal. A recent listing by INTACH has identified many beautiful ruined Mughal gardens, tombs and mosques, colonial buildings, and havelis along the winding lanes of the old ...


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