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The crime merchants
If crime and real-life violence are easy ways of increasing the consumer base for news channels today, it is because the demand is there, with new viewers bringing in different expectations. Why this obsession with morbidity?
Interview


NEWSMAKERS
Priyanka decoded
She’s looking great and has a range of new releases lined up. Priyanka Chopra on why she’s thrilled with life right now.


Reinventing political moments
In conversation with Mohammed Hanif on writing, his new book and Zia’s Pakistan as he sees it.


Culture


STAGECRAFT
Theatre of transformation
The Samvedan Cultural Programme’s attempts to dissolve boundaries of communal fear and hatred are bearing fruit.


MOVING IMAGES
Living voices
The films by the women farmers of the Community Media Trust address issues of governance. But are there any takers?


Travel


FOOTLOOSE
Rustic hideout
Experience the unique charm of the monsoon in Kerala at an unhurried pace at Annapara…


Focus


REALITIES
Forgotten insights
In the wake of the recent controversy over the location of the Gandhi statue in London, some reflections on the vital links that Gandhi established between hygiene and dignity.


Environment


ECOWATCH
Tiger or science?
An ambitious scientific project is scheduled to come up in the heart of tiger territory in the Mudumalai Sanctuary. A look at the enormous impact it will have on the delicate ecosphere.


GOING GREEN
The French connection
France is a picture of contradiction, with increased dependence on nuclear energy on the one hand and a resolve to have a low-carbon economy on the other.


Columns

SECOND LIFE
By Anuj Kumar
Fashionable interface

BAREFOOT
By By Harsh Mander
Scavenging dignity

THE OTHER HALF
By By Kalpana Sharma
Work matters

THE  AHIMSA WAY
By By Usha Jesudasan
Words of peace

CAMBRIDGE  LETTER
By By Bill Kirkman
Change and continuity



Health


HEALTHWATCH
Clear the arterial highways
Atherosclerosis or the hardening of coronary arteries is a persistent foe and the best way to fight it is by exercise.

Rare disorder
Since the Angelman Syndrome has no standardised treatment, early diagnosis is essential.


Cuisine

New chip on the block
Geetha Jayaraman, an NRI in the US, has turned her passion for cooking and banana chips into a successful business venture.


FOOD MATTERS
Flavours of the world
Taste of London brings together the best restaurants to offer rich fare at affordable prices. A must-visit if you are a foodie.


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