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Whose media? Which people?
The coverage of the terror attacks showed that when the media becomes a purely business enterprise, news becomes a commodity, serving the interests of the few. It ceases to be the guardian of democracy or the protector of public interest.


Balancing compulsions
A look at the political scenario in the subcontinent in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai.

Dancing at the Taj
In these dark days, memories of better times at the Taj 70 years ago.
Interview

Iron hand strikes again
India’s first woman police officer and Magsaysay Award winner, Dr. Kiran Bedi on her role as arbitrator on Star Plus’ “Aap Ki Kachehri”.


Personality


NEWSMAKERS
Acting on instinct
Fresh from the success of her directorial debut, actor Nandita Das talks about her roles, films and future plans.


Heritage


CITYSCAPES
A vanishing aesthetic
Lilongs, Shanghai’s neighbourhoods with unique architecture that were built in the 19th century, were once a victim of China’s war on its own past during the Cultural Revolution. With enormous commercial pressure on real estate, the city’s finding ways, some controversial, to restore the few remaining heritage sites.


Land & People


EXPERIENCE
Full circle
When the wheel of time brings you back to where you started off…


Eating Out


FINE DINING
Vegetarian in Seoul…
Founded by a former monk, the Sanchon Korean Temple Cuisine Restaurant in Seoul not only offers a divine vegetarian spread but a rich cultural experience too.


Issues


SOCIETY
Childhood interrupted
Everything around us tells us that we have stepped into the 21st Century. Until you see a 10-year-old bride on the TV screen…


Cinema


MOVING IMAGES
Geometry of relationships
The presentation of sexuality in three recent Bollywood films is a curious but welcome phenomenon.


Columns

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
Gems from Tagore

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Defined by class

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
The child is the father of man

ROUNDABOUT
By Hugh And Colleen Gantzer
Where Christmas never ends

IN PASSING
By Suchitra Behal
Vote for change

TINSEL TOWN
Golden couple



Lifestyle


VIGNETTES
Baby in Beijing
Life changes when the long-awaited baby makes its appearance.


Health


FITNESS MATTERS
Pick up those feet
Power walking not only helps maintain your health but also puts you in touch with your inner self.


HEALTHCARE
An eye on the future
Ophthalmic surgeon Dr. Mohan Rajan answers frequently asked questions on diabetic retinopathy.


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