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A perfect score
There is no space for any kind of conflict in a life devoted totally to music, says maestro Zubin Mehta, in Mumbai currently to launch his autobiography and do what he does best, conduct symphonies. Excerpts from an interview with the conductor who believes completely in the healing power of music…


In his own words
The Israel Philharmonic is like family to me. Apart from a few exceptions I have chosen and appointed the musicians myself from among the candidates shortlisted by a special committee. I am familiar with every little characteristic of this ...
Interview


NEWSMAKERS
Lived experiences
With The Northern Clemency featuring in the Man Booker shortlist, Phillip Hensher talks about his writing, and his feelings on making the shortlist.


Personality

Performance guaranteed
Till recently he was filing Right to Information applications. Now Shailesh Gandhi will be adjudicating appeals.


Happenings


MOVING IMAGES
Smorgasbord of world cinema
The real stars at the recent Toronto International Film Festival were the stories lighting up the screen.


Fitness


FITNESS MATTERS
Stay fit for two
Exercise during pregnancy can help prepare you for childbirth; exercising after can help you get back in shape.


Interview


IN CONVERSATION
One for the record
At 86, Jehangir Sabavala shows he has still got an infinite appetite for art as he prepares Ricorso, a retrospect of his favourite and landmark paintings, that sums up the essence of his artistic journey over six decades. Excerpts from a conversation…


Issues


COMMENT
A question of free speech
Intolerance of the written word, the most recent example being Sherry Jones’ Jewel of Medina, is not confined to Islam.


Focus


PAGES FROM THE PAST
Malik Ambar: Military guru of the Marathas
Born in Ethiopia and traded many times over as a slave, Malik Ambar rose through the ranks to finally command an army and become the Regent of one of the South Indian Sultanates. Mughal era miniatures, including his portrait, part of the Muraqqa collection, will be on display at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit till mid November.


Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
The certitude of conquerors

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Towards a common code

IN PASSING
By Suchitra Behal
Jinxed at the BO

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
On the couch

FISCALLY FIT
By Shyam P.
Manage your money better

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
Wholesim Nagalim

TINSEL TOWN
Getting a complex



People


MUSINGS
On the highway
Sometimes city life makes us too closed to recognise and accept gifts given generously.


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