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Care beyond cure
Breeze in the valley of pain
The palliative care movement is a silent social revolution that is sweeping across the villages of Kerala.
She did not allow the diagnosis of MS to intimidate her …Instead, she seemed to get on with life, as if MS were an incidental inconvenience.
Leading the way
Shanti Avedna Sadan, India’s first, and probably largest, hospice is an inspiring community effort.
COPING WITH TERMINAL ILLNESS
Vital social need
Palliative care’s viability cannot be judged by commercial models, say experts who look at the current scenario in Chennai.
In Andhra Pradesh, palliative care, with a few pioneering exceptions, still depends on the support structure of the family.
Pritish has turned his back on his career to look after his sick mother. It has made him realise how important relationships are, he says…
Theatre is a passion
It’s festival time at Prithvi Theatre and Sanjna Kapoor holds forth on matters close to her.
The Bharat Ratna is the latest in the long list of honours that have come to Bhimsen Joshi, one of India’s most popular Hindustani musicians.
Aesthetics of urban waste
Deploying urban detritus, Vivan Sundaram constructs a counter narrative that is a striking indictment of global consumption. Trash, his exhibition of installations, photos and videos, is on at the Walsh Gallery, Chicago, till January 2009.
Vibrant space for creativity
Riding the wave of international demand, China’s artists, mostly from Beijing, have been churning out art that is seen by Westerners as typically Chinese. In recent times, Shanghai has emerged as an alternative hub for art that is not dictated by commercial interests.
Treasure trove of history
Sriyongyong’s innocuous-looking house in Thailand holds everything from mammoth heads to dinosaur bones, a massive testimony to the man’s obsession with collection and natural history.
Delight in Design catalogues with loving detail the 170 pieces of Indian silver created during the Raj and shown at a prestigious exhibition at Columbia University, New York, recently.
Going’s tough at Gharapuri
It may be a renowned heritage site but the inhabitants of Elephanta Island tell a tale of unavailability of basic human facilities.
Music of survival
Miriam Makeba, who died recently during a concert against organised crime in Italy, used her songs to affirm her oneness with Africa with a powerful sense of hope for freedom and liberty
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