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Fifty golden years?
SEVANTI NINAN presents an unofficial history of India’s tryst with television.


Time to introspect
Doordarshan still has a wide reach. But to gain credibility and audience share, it must put its house in order first.


TELEVISION IN INDIA
Small screen tamasha
Between clones of programmes conceived in Western boardrooms and Indian ones that perpetuate various stereotypes, the viewer is yet to experience true empowerment on the small screen.

Age of innocence
Media personalities look back on what it was like to be a part of the new medium then...
Interview

Das capital
Actor Nandita Das opens up on life after “Firaaq”, her work as chairperson of Children’s Film Society of India and future plans

‘I am still learning’
Poet, lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar on why his lyrics seem to have stood the test of time.


Arts & Crafts


ART
To dream, perchance to create
A deep-seated love for all manner of art influences the current work of ceramist and painter, Adil Writer, whose solo exhibition “The White Rabbit” opens at The Habitat Centre’s Visual Arts Gallery, New Delhi, today.


Land & People


HISTORY
Chequered past
History throws open unanswered questions on Rajmata Gayatri Devi’s vast property and treasure.


Travel


TIME  OUT
Bohemian rhapsody
To walk through Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is to be a witness to the major cultural and social currents that have swept Europe down the centuries…


Food Line


CUISINE
Quick and easy
Check out these innovative recipes to dish up a great meal.


Events

Desert songs
The Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation Ltd., in association with Siyahi, presents the Pushkar Literature Festival 2009, on October 31, 2009.As part of the International Pushkar Fair (October 25 to November 2), the literature ...


Columns

IN PASSING
By By Suchitra Behal
What’s in a name?

BAREFOOT
By By Harsh Mander
To be a Muslim in India today

MEDIA  MATTERS
By By Sevanti Ninan
Polarised positions

PACEMAKER
Juggle life’s roles



Lifestyle


INDULGE
Spoilt for choice
Sink into luxury at the Banyan Tree resort in Phuket and watch your senses slowly come alive.


Health


EAT SMART
Mission impossible?
With World Obesity Day just past us (October 24), look at these tips to shrink your stomach safely and quickly.


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