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Realising the baby dream
Infertility no longer means childlessness. Many couples are resorting to Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to fulfil their dreams of parenthood. Our writers talk to doctors to find out the reasons for the high incidence of infertility and the advances in the field; and offer suggestions on how to cope with the emotional trauma.
Interview


TÊTE-À-TÊTE
No holding him back
Poet, lyricist and activist Javed Akhtar refuses to back down despite receiving death threats for his criticism of the recent fatwa that women should not work with men.


Events


CINEMA
Celluloid magic and tears
Cannes' annual ode to the seventh art was a mixed bag of glamour, commerce and some scintillating cinema yet again…


Arts & Crafts


ART
A question of life
Jitish Kallat's sculpture ‘When Will You Be Happy' makes art an almost tactile experience. It is part of the Skulptur i Pilane show that opens in Sweden on June 12….


Fitness


FITNESS MATTERS
It's never too late
Don't let your age hold you back. Older adults can start working out too. Here's how you can get started.


Personality


FLAVOURS
Choco-mania
Forget Willy Wonka, here's a man who has created some of the most exotic and implausible flavours with chocolates. Meet Dominique Persoone of Chocolate Line, Belgium.


Travel


TIME OUT
Gateway to heaven
Perched in the heady heights of the Himalayas, Sikkim offers a blend of breathtaking scenery and a unique cultural landscape…


Issues


SPOTLIGHT
Black armour of law
A petition in the High Court in Kerala seeks a change in the dress code of lawyers – because the black coat, a relic of the Raj, is unsuitable for the sweltering Indian climate.


Focus


CONNECTING
Unmatched pleasures of self-promotion
With stars going public with their blogs and tweets, CHITRA PADMANABHAN examines the nature of celeb blogs as a smart marketing strategy to remain visible at all times.


Columns

LIT BY BOOKS
By Nirmala Lakshman
What remains when Time ends

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Defining sexual assault

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
Bond. Male Bond

BRIDGE
By L. Subramanian
Handful



Lifestyle


WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY
Nothing ‘cool' about smoking
While no single measure has been able to discourage smokers, this year's theme on Gender and Tobacco could provide a few pointers.



GLAMOUR
Raise a toast to beauty
Fresh fruit, chocolate and gold treatment are passé. The in thing for facials is now red wine. Read on… TRIPTI NATH

VANITY FAIR
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