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Sculpted by the scalpel
What price beauty and the quest for the ideal physique that is glorified in today's visual culture? Looks can kill, going by recent plastic surgery procedures that have gone horribly wrong. But plastic surgery can be safe, say experts, provided one follows established good practices.
Interview


FACE TO FACE
‘Writing is as simple as knitting'
French author Andre Velter, now in the country for the Bonjour India celebrations, talks about his relationship with India.



TêTE-à-TêTE
Breaking art-science divide
Dancer and scientist Dr. Sharada Srinivasan's latest effort Danse e-Toile: Nataraja et le Cosmos showcased a lyrical synthesis of art, science and advanced technology. She chats with ARUNA CHANDARAJU


Down Memory Lane


LOOKING BACK
The romance of old Bombay
Bombay, with its elegant bungalows, races and glittering elite, was once a scintillating city. SILLOO MEHTA goes down memory lane in the first of a three-part series.


Land & People


IN THE NEWS
A new beginning
How Mujica, the guerilla fighter, climbed out of his prison well to become the President of Uruguay… The emerging democratic paradigm in Latin America has a particular relevance to the struggle of Maoists, says India's Ambassador to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay R. VISWANATHAN.


Fitness


FITNESS MATTERS
Stay fit for the New Year
As another year gets ready to roll around, here's what you need to do to enjoy the parties and keep those scales from tipping over.


Travel


TIME OUT
In the footsteps of the Romans
The Cotswolds countryside is everything one imagined it to be: Atmospheric cottages, quaint meadows, villages and towns dripping with history…


Columns

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
‘Respect your elders'

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
An anniversary of violence

FISCALLY FIT Q&A
By Shyam P.
Real estate investment woes

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
In perpetual motion


By L. Subramanian
Superb technique



Tribute


LIFESCAPES
Colliding worlds of tradition and revolution
With Subramania Bharati's 127th birth anniversary falling earlier this month, it is time to take another look at the poet's paradoxical personality. The first of a two-part article.


Lifestyle


FLAVOURS
Old wine, new labels
Technology gives a new twist to the saga of the Amarone, one of Italy's biggest wines.

Vanity fair
Wondering about Christmas gifts? Here is an option: Four Seasons Wines Limited, (part of UB Group) offers a range of fine wines. Four Seasons wines are available in seven varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot (Red wines); ...


INDULGE
For that special experience
Check out Chennai's first boutique hotel The Pod, a calm retreat by day and a vibrant hotspot by night.


Books

Ready reckoner
“I f you are worried about how to keep your kids entertained through the weekend or want to plan an unusual family holiday, Urban Crayon Delhi is the ultimate family guidebook to New Delhi... Arranged in easy-to-use sections, it divides ...


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