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The truth according to Archer
On a tour of India to promote his latest book, A Prisoner of Birth, Jeffrey Archer says that he doesn’t depend on controversies, that his books sell because he is a story-teller who appeals to everybody. Excerpts from a conversation…
Land & People


JOURNEYS
Crossroads in Champaran
The land that has seen many empires rise and fall, that has been at the crossroad of many a significant journey, takes change in its stride.


Awards


IN THE NEWS
Award for woman playwright
Saroop Dhruv has received the 2008 Hellman/Hammett Award for resisting State censorship in Gujarat.


Music


CULTURAL CROSSOVERS
Frontiers of fusion
Indian classical and jazz musicians come together in New York to celebrate Miles Davis’ experimentation with fusion music in the 1960s and 70s.


Interview


FACE TO FACE
The female face of Maoists
Hisila Yami, one of the three women ministers in Nepal, says gender issues will be a priority for her ministry and government.


Dance


AESTHETICS
New vocabulary for Kathak
Because Kathak is no longer confined to durbars or temples, dancers need to rework the presentation format to suit modern performance contexts, says Kumudini Lakhia. Excerpts from an interview…


Travel


TIME OUT
Seven things to do in Augusta
The hallowed greens of the golf course can leave you spell bound. But this classic Southern U.S. town has lots more to offer…


Issues


MEDICAL ETHICS
The moral decay
The way the medical education system is set up, it’s a miracle if a graduate comes out of it with her sense of ethics intact. Is there a way out?


Essay


INSPIRATIONS
An act of discovery
Comfort books can often redeem us from loneliness and grief as nothing else can.


Focus

Challenges in trauma care
There is a need for a structured system to handle trauma from accidents, the third largest killer in India.


Columns

MEDIA  MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Digital candidate

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
The strange case of Sir C.P. Ramaswamy Iyer



Tribute


TRIBUTE
Luminous presence
In the gloom cast by Vijay Tendulkar’s passing away stand his immortal characters, very much alive as moral reference points in our world.


Health


FITNESS MATTERS
Body composition: What are you made of?
The ratio of fat to muscle in the body is a more important indicator of fitness than just size or weight alone.



HEALTHWATCH
Not enough of the sun
Vitamin-D deficiency, which impacts the body’s immune system, is on the rise across the country.


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