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INDIAN AVIATION
Better safe than sorry
All’s not well with the Indian aviation industry: Lack of trained ground control manpower, insufficient screening of pilots and inadequate safety standards have led to several runway overruns and runway confusions in the last year and a half. Is the DGCA waiting for a disaster before deciding to act? The first of a series of articles on air safety by aviation expert
Personality


NEWSMAKERS
Passion for chords
Ustad Shujaat Hussain Khan, whose recent performance in Paris was sold out six months in advance, talks about the hold of music in his life.


Theatre diplomacy at it best
Pakistani actor-director Madeeha Gauhar on what it took to bring her troupe to the recent International Theatre Festival in Thrissur in the wake of the Mumbai attacks.


Education


EDUCATION
Activity leads to learning
A child needs to interact with the world around to build intellectual capacity, and personality. The first of a two-part article.


Heritage

Painted world of myth
Mantles of Myth, a conference held in Jaipur recently, looked at the legacy of the textile narrative traditions of India and how it can be adapted to modern realities.

A window to other times
The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Arabic, Persian Research Institute in Rajasthan contains an extensive collection of rare manuscripts, texts and translations. But is enough being done to preserve this cultural heritage?


Fitness


FITNESS MATTERS
Make those changes, now
Here is a simple plan to help you make 2009 the best year, yet, of your life.


Culture


EXPRESSION
In search of Raja Ravi Varma
A movie that celebrates the achievements of Raja Ravi Varma and a movement that seeks young artists with a radical vision. Welcome to Rang Rasiya…


Focus


INITIATIVE
To save the child’s life
A sustained nationwide campaign is crucial to dispel socio-cultural inhibitions and create awareness about breast feeding.


Columns

SECOND LIFE
By Paromita Pain
Dr. Twinkletoes

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
The year through cinema

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Making visible the invisible

CAMBRIDGE  LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Changing priorities

THE AHIMSA WAY
By Usha Jesudasan
Stay connected

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By Mike Marqusee
“Existential” threat

TINSEL TOWN
Clash of the pop stars



Urban Edge


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    WELLBEING
    Not what you’d expect!
    If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution this year, read on...


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