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Weathering heights
Up in the skies or on the ground, when the weather gets seriously bad, there’s no substitute for experience. CAPTAIN A. RANGANATHAN on the dangers of weather-flying in the wake of a spate of recent accidents which have claimed many lives recently including that of the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.


Into the storm
What made the crew of ill-fated AF 447 fly into an active and dangerous weather system?
Interview


IN CONVERSATION
Call of the valley
Musician, composer and performer Rahul Sharma on his attempts to embrace newer genres and reach out to audiences.


BIBLIOMANIA
Book woman of Madison Avenue
Bibi Mohammed, of Imperial Fine Books, on how she got into the world of rare books and fine bindings.


Fashion


TRENDS
Made in heaven?
Divya Gurwara and Bridal Asia have given the wedding a whole new twist


Travel


TIME OUT
Contours by the sea
The four beaches of Gokarna offer a delightful fare: a bewitching symphony of the sun, sand and the sea…


DESTINATION
Temples of the moon
The temples of Khajuraho, with their unique rhythms in stone, embody a culture’s vision of itself and its place in the universe…


Arts & Crafts


INDULGE
Glorious Ganesha
If you are the traditional soul yearning to bring home an unusual version of the tuskered God, discover Ma Passion’s exclusive range of hand carved Ganesha idols. Priced between Rs. 1000 and Rs. 3,00,000, each figure comes with its unique ...


Environment


LANDSCAPES
Musician of the monsoon
The Malabar Whistling Thrush is a flautist of unbridled creativity but, given the wanton destruction of its habitat, how much longer will we hear its music?


CONSERVATION
Dangers on the road
Every act of tampering with Nature extracts an ecological price, as the intrusion of roads through national parks and sanctuaries show...


Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Reservation works

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
Who on earth is Plato?

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Unforgettable memories



Tribute


TEACHERS DAY
The precious gift of knowledge
A tribute to that most influential person in our lives, the teacher who shaped our lives…


Lifestyle


GLAM OUR
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Unravelling the make-up trends for this festive season.


Health


DOC TALK
How to age beautifully
Worried about wrinkles and fine lines? Don’t, because looking younger has never been easier. Well known cosmetologist DR JAMUNA PAI tells you how.


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