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What price, FAME?
Do public figures have a right to private lives? Especially when they seek attention when it suits them? When does a person become a legitimate focus of the media? Where does one draw the line in a changing landscape of blurring boundaries?
Arts & Crafts

Back to the roots
Bimal Saigal, endlessly fascinated by the twisted forms of roots, knows how to bring out the shapes and creatures hidden in them.


Interview


TêTE-à-TêTE
Indian frames of mind
The sensual experience of learning Hindi and the transforming glimpses of ‘elsewhere' that it afforded was what attracted her to learn the language and write about it, says American author Katherine Russell Rich. Excerpts from an interview…



CONVERSATIONS
Hope in the Valley of despair
With conflict in Jammu and Kashmir taking a toll on the people, British filmmaker, author and therapist Justine Hardy talks of her efforts to help the distressed people of the Valley.


Heritage

Fabled treasuries of the world
One of the greatest collections of Islamic art, the al Sabah Collection that includes legendary gems and jewels of the Mughals, is on display for the first time ever, at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore. The exhibition is on till June 2010…


Travel


TIME OUT
Surfing the sand dunes
Tighten your seat belts and get ready for a heady ride in the Thar Desert. Dune-bashing is here, at the Sam Dunes near Jaisalmer…


FOOTLOOSE
In a land of legends
Some of the best beaches in Malaysia, scuba diving, snorkelling and a wealth of fascinating folklore when you want a break from it all – Langkawi has all that and more…


Issues

Motherhood at peril
Are the mothers of India safe? A vast majority of them do not have access to basic health care...Every year, 50 million women in the developing world give birth at home with no professional help whatsoever.


Focus


MOTHER'SDAY
Three cheers for Mom
Here's another reason to celebrate today's Mom, career-savvy and caring, ready to read the pulse of her new-age children, says GEETA PADMANABHAN


Columns


By Suchitra Behal
In passing

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
In the cause of happiness

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Burning baskets of shame

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Breaking new ground

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
Cooking your own goose



Lifestyle


QUENCHERS
Cocktail brunch
This summer all you need are some fruits with a punch.

Vanity fair
Introduces a charismatic Oriental Fougère fragrance for the modern gentleman.It unfolds before the senses to reveal a rich, yet refined fragrance, from the traditional to the unexpected. This scent links the historical craft of perfumery ...


Health


DOC TALK
Summer trouble
The heat can cause a lot of health problems. Here's what you need to look out for.


EAT SMART
Breakfast like a champ
Don't try to power through the morning on an empty stomach. The right meal will keep you alert through the day.


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