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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY, OCTOBER 10
Mental healthcare needs a revamp
About 85 per cent of India’s mentally ill don’t have access to care. As the emphasis shifts to enhancing treatment on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day, a look at the ills that afflict our healthcare system…


Caregivers’ dilemma
We can’t always depend on the family to take care of mentally-ill patients. We need to put an infrastructure in place.
Interview


IN CONVERSATION
The ease of being Gurcharan Das
Author, columnist and former corporate czar, Gurcharan Das on his latest book and his attempt to understand society’s moral failures through the Mahabharata.


Arts & Crafts

Sculpting change in the public eye
Sculptor Kanayi Kunhiraman always wanted to use art as a tool to bring in social transformation.


Happenings


MEDICINE
From despair to hope
Two hundred children will undergo free surgery by an international team of doctors, to be held between October 19 and 25 by Sparsh Hospitals, Bangalore.


Essay


EXPERIENCE
Backwater symphony
It’s bliss losing oneself in the varied music made by nature, motor and man.


Environment


ENVIRONMENT
Trouble at Third Pole
The Himalayas, home to the largest glaciers outside the two poles, is feeling the heat of climate change.


Cinema


CINEMA
Takes on reality
The documentaries screened at the recent Film South Asia 09 in Kathmandu are a powerful comment on dislocation, death and love.

A film buff’s filmmaker
“Inglorious Basterds” is Tarantino’s homage to all those unmemorable Westerns from the 1970s.


Columns

IN PASSING
By Suchitra Behal
Fighting fit

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Where grasshoppers do not settle

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Assembly-line news

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Campaign prelude

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
Evocative cuisine



Lifestyle


DECOR
Express yourself with colours...
... make your home look extra special.


INDULGE
Certainly desirable
Personal space and total comfort along with cutting edge technology and traditional values of service, that’s Ista for you.


Health


EAT SMART
Instant refreshers
A few healthy options that help you drink your way to good health.


DOC TALK
No surgery, no drugs
With tomorrow being World Arthritis Day, take a look at newer methods that help handle arthritic pain naturally.


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