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Who owns antiquity?
The world of antiquities is a murky and complex one where ownership is a contested space. Many Indian sculptures (and pieces of architecture) of immense historical value are still languishing in Western museums. In this context, it was naïve to expect Gandhi’s memorabilia to be returned voluntarily.
Personality

Technological nirvana
Software activist Richard Stallman on his philosophical roots, the Free Software journey, and his impressions of India’s free software movement.



INSIGHT
Golf with the Guru
Twelve holes with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev reveals many sides of his character to Mukund Padmanabhan— pragmatic, obscure, and childlike.


Book Review


POETRY
Many in one
Verse presented as the last utopian space for the co-habitation of religions, cultures and languages. HIMANSHU S. MOHAPATRA


MEMOIRS
Back to school
Recess reflects themes that run deep in writings about school life and growing up.


Happenings


CULTURE
In search of Kabir
A three-day Festival of Kabir in Bangalore celebrates the mystic poet’s vision.


Arts & Crafts


EXPRESSIONS
Voices from the margins
Through their embroidery, women in Chile and India weave a sense of their selves into narratives of extraordinary vision and hope. “Selvedged Voices” is on in Chennai from March 20 to 22…


Columns

IN PASSING
By Suchitra Behal
Search for home

PAST & PRESENT
By Ramachandra Guha
How to retire

MEDIA & MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Ballroom diplomacy

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
You think, therefore I am

FISCALLY FIT
By Shyam P.
Choosing right

READING ROOM
I’ve read that one



Urban Edge


  • Towards liveable cities

    Health


    WELL BEING
    Moderation is key
    Red wine may have some beneficial effects on health but there are limits to how much you can drink.


    DOC TALK
    Silent thief of sight
    Do not let glaucoma limit your life. With some smart planning, you can lead a regular life.

    Clear vision
    While it’s all right to wear contact lenses, they should never be treated like over-the-counter products.


    Books


    BOOK EXTRACTS
    Thanjavur through the ages
    Well known dancer-choreographer Lakshmi Vishwanathan explores the world of the Devadasi, the historical context and the changing face of the tradition through her new book Women of Pride. Presenting exclusive excerpts.


    Literature


    THE LITERARY PAGE
    Notions of history
    Historian Simon Schama, who was at the recent Jaipur Literature Festival, speaks about the role of the past in our present in a conversation with MITA KAPUR


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