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To school without fear
The fear of having to live up to unrealistic expectations, the threat of disapproval and the menace of corporal punishment – when will our children be free of these nightmares?


Guiding them towards peace
While it is important to change our attitudes to corporal punishment, we need to ensure that children grow up emotionally mature.
Music


HIGH NOTES
Thank you for the music
As the Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble heads towards an international choir competition in Germany, a look at what makes them tick.


Happenings


LITERARY PURSUITS
Wet but inspiring
The marquee may have been sodden and the carpets soaking, but this year’s Hay literary festival was still worth a visit.


Land & People


MY TAKE
The H4 wives club
Portraits of desi damsels in various degrees of visa distress in the U.S.


Happenings


SIGNPOSTS
Moments of honesty
A retrospective of Raghu Rai’s photographs, currently on at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai, is an eye-witness account of a country in transition, with all its accompanying conflicts and contradictions.


Travel


JOURNEYS
Ticket to ride
Even as low- cost airlines are reverting to becoming high-cost airlines again, a paean to the rail gaadi.


FOOTLOOSE
In praise of spirals and whorls
A unique museum in Florida is dedicated to collect, catalogue and the study sea shells in all their variety and beauty.

(S)hopping mad
Be prepared for a shopping maul, the next time you go to the Emirates.


Issues

Empower them
There is a lot of information on HIV now. What is there to be afraid of, asks Geeta Rao.

"Tiger or Science?": A rejoinder
D. INDUMATHI, M.V.N. MURTHY and G. RAJASEKARAN, Institute of Mathematical Sciences




Columns

IN PASSING
By Suchitra Behal
Love for music

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
The world’s first anti-dam movement

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Growing intolerance

FISCALLY FIT
By Shyam P.
Using credit wisely

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
Can you keep a secret?

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
Dining fiascos



People


ACHIEVERS
The lone crusader
The life of Sheela Basrur, who died recently, is the stuff of which dreams are made.


Health


FITNESS MATTERS
Depressed? Then work out
Exercise not only helps you stay fit physically but also helps improve your mood.


HEALTHWATCH
How old is too old?
Age affects a woman’s fertility.


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