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Sunday, March 16, 2008
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Against street censorship
Israeli author Zeruya Shalev focuses on the intricacies of life rather than the violence of her home land.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ironically, when regional lords hunger for national relevance, what they endanger is the notion of a unified nation.
Special children deserve better
Early intervention will go a long way in making a special child competent to cope.
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.
Recent studies show that Alzheimer’s Disease is becoming increasingly common in India too. Tips to cope with the condition…
“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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