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To Denver with Mailer
Award-winning author and novelist, AMITAVA KUMAR presents a ringside view of the recently-concluded Democratic National Convention, looking at events as they happened. Taking a leaf out of Norman Mailer’s Miami and the Siege of Chicago that created a new language of writing journalism which privileged subjective impressions, he notes that while the hardnosed realpolitik happened behind closed doors, nobody seemed to be asking the questions that really mattered.
Personality


NEWSMAKERS
Motifs from the past
Suraiya Hassan Bose reinvents ancient Indian designs to give the handloom new verve.


Interview

Voice for fisherfolk
Author Charu Gupta on why her co-authored work takes up the cause of fishermen languishing in jail for crossing maritime borders.



MOVING IMAGES
Signature cinema
Ace cinematographer and occasional director Santosh Sivan talks about his latest film “Tahaan” and what shooting in Kashmir taught him.


Nutrition


EAT SMART
Power for mornings
It’s the most important meal of the day; make sure you don’t miss it.


Arts & Crafts


ART
Brand theory
In the context of growing economies, the branding and marketing of art as an indication of a financially content lifestyle through the shaping of perceptions is a part of globalisation and development.


Travel


TIME OUT
Intimations of royalty
Yogyakarta is called the cultural capital of Java, and not without reason. It offers everything, from spectacular temples to grand palaces to renditions of the Ramayana in a moon-lit amphitheatre.


FOOTLOOSE
Paris sans guilt
Doing Paris as the locals would do it, leaving behind an environmentally responsible carbon footprint…


Environment


BIODIVERSITY
The lost orchid
There has been renewed interest in the early botanists of British India. The story of Heber Drury and the rare orchid named after him.


Columns

SECOND LIFE
By Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty
More to life than beauty

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Azhar’s story: A miracle of love

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
What women ‘deserve’

THE AHIMSA WAY
By Usha Jesudasan
A heart that can feel

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By Mike Marqusee
Transcending race?

CAMBRIDGE  LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Turbulence ahead



Health


WELLBEING
Heart health
With heart disease assuming epidemic proportions, it is essential to do what we have to save ourselves.

Save your kidneys
Advances over the past three decades have improved the ability to diagnose and treat those who suffer from kidney disorders.


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