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The violence of silence
When a woman is unable to identify emotional abuse, how and to whom can she describe it?



IN FIRST PERSON
Under a cloud of abuse
As someone who suffered abuse throughout a 15-year marriage and beyond, I would like to share what I believe to be some sure signs of emotional abuse. My partner attacked my very soul using words and mannerisms that caused much pain and ...

The right to live with dignity
Even laws will not help unless entrenched attitudes change.
Arts & Crafts

From apartheid to aesthetics
South Africa’s dramatic political upheaval found echoes in the first African contemporary art fair held in Johannesburg recently.


Culture


CULTURE
New journeys of discovery
Kalakshetra is exploring new directions and disciplines while nourishing and keeping alive the rich legacy of its founder.


LIVING TRADITIONS
On the path of revival
Once confined to the temple precincts, the colourful Theyyam of Kerala has got a new lease of life, thanks partly to the boom in tourism.


Travel


TIME OUT
Sailing down history
Cruising down the Nile is a unique experience as it brings alive the legends that the river has sustained down the ages.


Focus


INSIGHT
Where they stand on immigration
The positions of the three U.S. presidential hopefuls are strikingly similar on the contentious issue of illegal immigration: Seal the borders, crack down on exploitative employers and allow illegal immigrants to earn citizenship in due course.


Cinema


CINEMA
Getting cozy with Musharraf
Sabiha Sumar’s documentary allies too closely with the Pakistani elite’s view of Musharraf as a reluctant hero in the cause of democracy.


Columns

THE SHASHI THAROOR COLUMN
The race against race

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
News as spectacle

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
The Kosambis, father and son



Tribute

In the classical mould
Anthony Minghella, who passed away recently, made films that were about sustaining love in a fast-changing world. Pico Iyer opens up on what the movies and the man meant to him.


LOOKING BACK
Of nukes and ‘impotent nations’
Arthur C. Clarke always believed that truly self-assured nations didn’t need crutches like high-tech weapons.

End of an era
Remembering Sir Arthur C. Clarke, his legendary predictions and his love affair with Sri Lanka.


Health


FITNESS MATTERS
Balance and the older adult
Proper precautions can prevent injuries caused by falls in elderly people.


Books

Quick Takes
“The Mughals established a mighty empire that dominated India for two centuries. With their passion for nature and art, the Mughal emperors laid out verdant gardens, built splendid monuments… and commissioned beautiful books. Books ...


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