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Childhood's end?
The series of juvenile suicides — 26 in four weeks — has Mumbai on the edge. The pressure to perform and the lack of supporting family structures often lead youth to the precipice. Perhaps it's time to reassess our notions of success and well-being?


The glass is always half-full
In these days of pressure-cooker environment in schools, when failure is a reality, children can be taught to handle setbacks and adopt a positive frame of mind.
Interview


BOOK TALK
‘It's what I like to do'
In India for the Jaipur Literature Festival, Alexander McCall Smith tells MITA KAPUR about his writing, books, Africa and favourite writers.


FACE TO FACE
A universe of verse
Poet Hoshang Merchant talks to MEENA KANDASAMY about his poetry, activism and his travels…


Land & People


REVISITINGS
The lost heart of Asia
The Purana Qila, in the spring of 1947, was transformed into a venue for delegates for the Asian Relations conference …recalls


Arts & Crafts


ART
Legacy of artistic splendour
Raja Ravi Varma's works continue to charm art lovers…but how well has his legacy been preserved, asks K. KUNHIKRISHNAN.


Travel


JOURNEYS
An experience of eternity
To be at the Maha Kumbh celebrations at Haridwar is to get caught up in a swell of pure devotion, and rituals that haven't changed since time immemorial…


Heritage


HERITAGE
Lost for posterity?
Sisupalgarh, of Mauryan vintage, stands neglected today on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, with encroachments mushrooming all over the site. Can it be saved before it gets ‘developed'?


Essay


SOCIETY
The Godfather paradox
From Sicily to the boardrooms of modern-day corporations, some insights into the mind of a socially enabled psychopath…


Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By By Kalpana Sharma
Of marriages and money

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE BY VIJAY NAGASWAMI
The man off-stage

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By By Mike Marqusee
Politics of the possible

BRIDGE
By L. Subramanian
Easy defence missed



Lifestyle


INDULGE
Beyond wellness
SwaSwara offers the best of both worlds: cosseted privacy and a mind-expanding freedom


STYLE
Look beautiful, naturally
Experience hair and beauty care tips that are eco-friendly and safe…


VANITY FAIR
Fresh and rejuvenated
Fresh Line, the international Greek skin care and beauty brand, launches the Ares range of products to help your skin look fresh and rejuvenated despite the daily onslaught of stress and exertion. The range includes Energising Ares Soap; Ares ...


Health


DOC TALK
The tooth in the eye
The tooth has more uses than chewing. It can also help restore vision in some cases.


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