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Inspirational genius
Does the soul, as it has manifested in literature, religion and music, have a cerebral basis? DR. ENNAPADAM S. KRISHNAMOORTHY, eminent neurologist, on the possibilities of mapping creativity and genius, inspired by Michael Trimble’s path-breaking The Soul in the Brain. With contributions from Niranajana Bennet and Aparna Rajagopal
Interview

‘The chick lit tag doesn’t bother me’
Author Jaishree Misra on her approach to writing and attitude to free speech.



IN CONVERSATION
Aesthetic adventures
As an exhibition of his sculpture opens in Mumbai tomorrow, well known sculptor S. Nandagopal speaks of his four decades in art and the influences on his works.


HIGH NOTES
Portrait of a songwriter
A rapid fire chat with lyricist Tim Rice


Food Line


DRINK UP
Natural goodness
Beat the heat with these refreshing drinks.


Travel


TIME OUT
Coffee with capuchins
With a dozen ecosystems packed in just 50,000 sq. km., Costa Rica is an eco-traveller’s delight.


Land & People


EXPERIENCE
Going tropical
The Hikkaduwa beach festival showcases the best of Sri Lankan hospitality and way of life…


Issues


DIPLOMAT'S DIARY
Pervasive realities
Some recollections from the 1930s… The first of an occasional series by retired bureaucrat


IN THE NEWS
Contested motherhood
Can the State order an intellectually-disabled person to have an abortion even though she wants to have the baby? A look at some of the issues regarding sexuality and disability…


Columns

IN PASSING
By Suchitra Behal
For the cops

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
From Satyagrah to Nyayagrah: Towards healing

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Skewed coverage

FISCALLY FIT Q & A
By Shyam P.
Deciphering mutual funds

BRIDGE
By L. Subramanian
Honour-crashing play

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
Simply Nerul



Lifestyle


SOUL THERAPY
In an oasis of wellness
Revive your jaded spirts and feel rejuvenated. The Farm, near Manila, is just the place to be.


Health


EAT SMART
Slow and steady
A few extra minutes at each meal can have major benefits.


DOC TALK
Getting on your nerves?
How do you deal with a slipped disc?


Books


EXCERPTS
A Capital idea
I am privileged to have lived in New Delhi for forty-seven years. I have been a part of its growth and change from being a rather dull bureaucratic government ‘town.’ Peppered with politicians who were aliens here, to the cultural and ...


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