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INDIA AT 61: WHAT DOES FREEDOM MEAN TO YOU?
Telling it as it is
As India celebrates 61 years of Independence, have institutions of democracy taken root and work as they are supposed to? How has our tryst with destiny turned out in terms of ground realities for one billion Indians? Some prominent figures from public life tell us what we have got right and what we have not in the on-going making of a nation.


A totalitarian society
“Democracy cannot really flourish as long as exclusionary structures still exist in society.”.

Noisy and thriving
“But our great political experiment still needs major fixes…”


INDIA AT 61
The struggle continues
Freedom and independence in its true sense is yet to reach many marginalised communities ...
Book Review


NEW VOICES
Of memory and desire
In a bold first novel released by Picador recently, Anuradha Roy neatly juxtaposes India’s colonial past with a heartrending account of caste intolerance and male indifference.


Fitness


EAT SMART
Dating with dairy foods
Milk and dairy products have a variety of health benefits, as long as you stick to the low-fat or no-fat varieties.


Arts & Crafts


CRAFT
Cast in myth
Artisans from Bastar not only breath myth and magic into their metal artefacts, but they also show traditional artistes in Kerala how to adapt and survive in changing market conditions.


Land & People


ENCOUNTERS
Profusion of plenty
The American dream is all about the freedom to choose. In a supermarket setting, that can be paralysing to those used to the simpler sabzi mandis.


Travel


TIME OUT
Himalayan wonders
If fresh air, quiet walks through deodar forests and companionable silence are your idea of an ideal vacation, it’s time you headed to Bhallard, in the Kumaon foothills.


Heritage


HERITAGE
In troubled times
Old Srinagar, like Jaisalmer, is a high-rise urban city. But, unlike Jaisalmer, it is the picture of neglect.


Columns

SECOND LIFE
By Amit Lal
Singing speedster

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Mandela’s legacy

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Niketa’s choice

THE AHIMSA WAY
By Usha Jesudasan
Have a dialogue

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Season of fiascos



People


NEWSMAKER
The spirit of sport
Sculptor Ankit Patel’s work conveys the need to reinvent the ancient Indian attitude to sports.


Health


HEALTH
Cope with stress
Stress-related illnesses in the IT and BPO sector can be reduced significantly.


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