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Live-in aaj kal
The times they're a changing… The recent Supreme Court ruling upholding the legality of living together seems to be in sync with popular sentiment. A high-pressure lifestyle and economic independence of women have all contributed to more and more young people choosing to live together rather than marry. Is living-in intrinsically more equitable than marriage?
Interview


TêTE-à-TêTE
‘Why should a writer not be happy?'
He's an award-wininng writer and a farmer in Pakistan. During a visit to Delhi, author Daniyal Mueenuddin talks about how he balances farmwork with writing and being a writer in Pakistan.



FACE TO FACE
‘It was fun to create a new identity'
In India for the launch of the second book in the Empire of the Moghul series, author Diana Preston - one half of Alex Rutherford- holds forth on psuedonyms, India and the perils of research trips.


Down Memory Lane


DOWN MEMORY LANE
Reliving the Dandi days
Ninety-five-year- old R.Madhavan, a Salt Satyagrahi from Kerala, recalls those days, 80 years ago…


Travel


RESPONSIBLE TOURISM
Leaving light footprints
As we celebrate World Earth Day on April 22, meet some inspiring eco-warriors who give back to earth through friendly tourism practices.


GETAWAY
Lake-side reveries
Life moves at a serene pace in the backwaters of Alappuzha. Take your time to savour each sensual moment…


Issues


COMMENT
Global casteism, a reality
On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar (April 14 ), ARVIND SIVARAMAKRISHNAN reflects on caste and international discussions on the issue.


NARRATIVES
World through homogenous frames
Rarely are images used in our newspapers to set issues in their contexts and layered complexity. More often the same images are used everywhere to reinforce simple notions of the nation. Chitra Padmanabhan on the dangers of a singular perspect ive...


Essay


VOICES
Mirror to oneself
Self-reflection often yields images of ourselves that we dislike deeply... MINI KRISHNAN interrogates the values that we pass on to our children.


Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Uninformed consent

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
Reluctant spouse

PACEMAKER
By Yogacharini Maitreyi
The reality of relationships

BRIDGE
By L. Subramanian
Attack the entry

AFFLUENZA
By Hindol Sengupta
The luxury of loving Pakistan



Lifestyle


INDULGE
Pamper all six senses…
… at the Evason Ma'In Six Senses Spa, a sybaritic getaway tucked away literally in the heart of the earth: the Great Rift Valley in Africa.


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