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Unequal competition?
Do the National Awards represent Pan-Indian cinema or is the focus on mainstream films? A look at the reactions to this year’s Awards.


A vindication
Dibakar Banerjee on winning the Best Hindi Feature Film award for “Khosla ka Ghosla”.

Lyricist by chance
He’s won the Award for his song but Swanand Kirkire hopes to direct a film one day.

Spirit of Gandhi
Dilip Prabhavalkar had forgotten his role in “Lage Raho Munnabhai” when news of the Best Supporting Actor award broke.

It's a benchmark award
After the Best Screenplay award, Abhijat Joshi is aware of his responsibilities.

No personal feelings
Soumitro Chatterjee accepted this year's Best Actor award because his fans wanted him to.
Music


MUSIC
The ring of the Gnawa
As Morocco gets ready to host the annual Gnawa festival between June 26 and 29, a look at this remarkable genre that combines African animism and Sufi Islamic elements.


Heritage


PHOTO ESSAY
New light on Hampi
The oldest reference to Hampi dates back to the year 690 when it was a place of pilgrimage. Surprisingly, there is nothing much now of a religious nature.


Travel


TIME OUT
Picasso and the other faces of Malaga
Beaches and monuments, cuisine and exuberant fiestas vie for attention in this Mediterranean town.


Focus


TRANSITIONS
A republic at last
The story of the centuries-old dynasty is a saga of both triumph and tragedy. Ameet Dhakal


Columns

IN PASSING
By Sudhitra Behal
Staying ahead


By Sudhitra Behal
Gut feeling


By Sudhitra Behal
Don’t write me off

PAST AND PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Towards a philosophy of cricket

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Salaam Salman

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
Seeking answers

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
Say Eggcellent

FISCALLY FIT
By Shyam Pattabiraman
Go car shopping



People

People’s writer
Three books and two film scripts later, Chetan Bhagat refuses to accept that he’s a publishing phenomenon. MITA KAPUR


Lifestyle


LENS VIEW
Perfect portrait
Taking a picture — memories to cherish and an experience to savour.


Health

No more tears?
That’s actually a cause for concern since you may be suffering from dry eyes.


HEALTHWATCH
Not just baby teeth
Milk teeth are important and preserving them is crucial.


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