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Witness to a kidnapping
Seeing a woman getting kidnapped in front of one’s eyes and the public reaction to it brings home many truths. Why is it that we remain silent when it comes to more violent infringements of personal space that happens every day in the country? Are we defining the notion of personal freedom too narrowly and in a way that is convenient?
Personality


NEWSMAKERS
Writerly insecurities
Veteran journalist Tina Brown talks about writing — whether for a magazine, a book or the Internet — and the challenges of each.


The business of films
Glamorous Shilpa Shetty candidly discusses her marriage, film production plans, and the big cricket deal she has just made.


Land & People


TRENDS
Deadly fun
With alcohol consumption on the rise among youngsters , alarm bells are ringing in Germany.


Dance


INIDA ABROAD
Multiple journeys: New idioms of grace
The festival of contemporary Indian dance held in Toronto in January not only paid tribute to past masters but also showcased developing trends in contemporary choreography.


Issues


ISSUES
Silent but successful initiative
The National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme social audit in Andhra Pradesh owes much to the government’s directives, finds former bureaucrat


SAFE  SKIES
Aviation’s long and winding road
While China has progressed to using state of the art aviation technologies like RNP that enable its flights to handle the most difficult terrains with ease and safety, we in India are still using outdated procedures.


Focus

An investment in peace
“Athwaas” uses dialogue and personal narrative to try and bring back syncretism once natural to the Kashmir valley.


Columns

IN PASSING
By Suchitra Behal
Living her dream

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Going global

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
All about -ite, -ian & -ist

THE  SHRINKING  UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
Help! I need somebody

FISCALLY  FIT
By Shyam P.
Life lessons from Satyam

TINSEL TOWN
Dancing queens



Health

Pet remedies
Did you know that having animals around is a very effective stress buster?


WELL BEING
Have a safe journey
Chickenpox during a tour of Europe or jaundice while sampling South East Asian cuisines are nightmares. Here’s how to avoid the dangers of those overseas trips.

Healthy bacteria
With probiotics being touted as the next best thing, here’s looking at what exactly they are and how they impact our health.


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