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When the bubble burst
While some blame the greed of Wall Street investment bankers and the dangers of a totally unregulated system for the current financial crisis, what can’t be denied is that lives, and lifestyles, have been suddenly changed across the social spectrum and careers built up over a lifetime have vanished in an instant. Apart from the revised $700 billion bailout plan, can the U.S. government do enough to restore confidence and assuage the trauma?
Personality


NEWSMAKERS
‘I’m a very insecure actor’
With a variety of roles under her belt, Sharmila Tagore now takes the next step: a film in a language she does not know.


Fitness


FITNESS MATTERS
Passion wins, always
The simple sport of running builds phenomenal passion and is a powerful vehicle to ignite team spirit.


Arts & Crafts

Hybrids of my reality
T.V. Santhosh’s canvases work by taking control of misrepresented truth so that the viewer is forced to bring his/her interpretations while engaging with the images. A conversation with the artist whose exhibition is currently on at the Avanthy Contemporary gallery, Zurich.


Issues


IN THE NEWS
Understanding the Khairlanji Verdict
The Khairlanji Verdict, in which six persons were awarded the death penalty for the massacre of dalits, is anything but historic. In treating the massacre as a purely criminal act, it actually masks caste realities.


Essay


LOOKING BACK
Ayah vs Empire
A nostalgic trip to the Simla of the early 1900s.


Focus


PERSPECTIVE
Truly a battle of the sexes
The irony of the U.S. presidential campaign is that the first woman nominee stands for regressive feminist opinion and her male rivals counter it.


Environment


WILDLIFE WEEK
Call of the big cat
Asia’s last population of free-ranging lions is confined to the Gir forests in Gujarat. Will they get a second home?


Encounters in the wild
The jungle and its inhabitants deserve to be treated with respect and awe…


Cinema


MOVING IMAGES
In search of progress
Sharp, simple reminders of major political facts are woven into a stunning cinematic fabric in Meena Nanji’s brilliant documentary ‘View From A Grain of Sand’.


Columns

SECOND LIFE
By Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty
Let’s Jazz it up

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Corruption’s real victims

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Chasms between children

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Time for fundamental changes

TINSEL TOWN
Monica’s autobiography



Health


WELL BEING
Path to healing
With October being breast cancer month, a holistic approach against a framework of a mind-body connection may help patients cope with the disease better.


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