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MUSIC IN THE AIR: AS ANOTHER SEASON OF MUSIC COMES AROUND IN CHENNAI, TWO REFLECTIONS ON DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE PAST AND THE FUTURE OF CARNATIC MUSIC.
Between tradition and evolution
Carnatic music has always allowed space for experimentation, with Western instruments like the violin and mandolin finding an exalted place. But, should we be trying out instruments that endanger its very identity, its aesthetic soul, asks singer


Beyond the seven seas
If Carnatic musicians today are globe-trotters, it wasn't always this way. Looking back on how a taboo-bound tradition opened itself slowly to the world at large…
Interview


IN CONVERSATION
‘I'm seeing him with new eyes'
Journalist and author Nandita Puri on her book, Unlikely Hero, her husband Om Puri and more…


Travel


DESTINATIONS
Gateway to the Alps
Plan your forays into the Alps using it as the base or treat yourself to its interesting variety of landmarks. Either way, Zurich won't disappoint you…


FOOTLOOSE
Chock-a-block at Chatuchak
Want to do some shopping in Bangkok? Try Chatuchak, the largest weekend market in the world, with 15,000 stalls spread over 35 acres…


Issues


VOICES
The long road to justice
Land rights and eviction are a problem in China today. Most Chinese have to quietly accept their fate. But Shanghai resident Ma Yalian fought the law. And what began as a fight to save her home led her to take on a far bigger battle.

Water is the climate challenge
It's time we thought of different paradigms of water management to address the challenges ahead. Like The Blue October Movement which seeks to preserve the Water Commons.


Columns

IN PASSING
By By Suchitra Behal
India calls again

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Of human endurance

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
A vocabulary of change

PACEMAKER
Cultivate the courage to face life

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
Perfect accompaniments



Tribute


PERSONAL TRIBUTE
Farewell Dilip bhai
Remembering a personal relationship with poet-translator Dilip Chitre who passed away recently.


LIFESCAPES
All too human at the core
In this second and concluding part of his article on Subramania Bharati, Aroon Raman unravels the facts as well as the poetry that were woven through his life.


Lifestyle


STYLE
Shimmer and shine
Whether you are a party-goer or a festival enthusiast, check out these styles to add zing to your evenings…


VANITY FAIR
Natural beauty
The soft and subtle nude shades of Clarins new make-up collection Nude Inspiration are for those who respect their true nature. The complexion is veiled in transparent beiges and seems bare. The lips are a delicate pink and eyes are dressed in ...


Health


HEALTHWATCH
Sensitive to the senses?
Children with Sensory Perception Disorder have trouble responding to sensory information and are often misdiagnosed.


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