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RETHINKING EDUCATION
When less is more
As another academic year begins, education still remains a race against others as well as against time in a spiralling frenzy to learn more things faster, earlier. We need to slow down and let children learn at their own pace so that their understanding of themselves and the world becomes richer and more nuanced…
Interview


HIGH NOTES
A song for all occasions
Though he is mainly known as a ghazal singer, Talat Aziz has sung for films, faced the camera and experimented with musical forms. In a chat with ARCHANA SUBRAMANIAN, he recalls the highs and lows of his three-decades in the music field.



TÊTE-À-TÊTE
No full stops for him
He won't let age or failure dent his confidence. India's greatest romantic actor Dev Anand takes time off from the making of his latest film “Charge Sheet”, to chat about why he just can't stop working and on the golden age of Hindi films.


Travel


TIME OUT
Designed to please
Declared “World Design Capital” for 2012, architecture, covering a wide range from neo-classical to functionalist to art nouveau buildings, is an important aspect of the experience of Helsinki…


FOOTLOOSE
As a fort comes alive
Chitradurga fort, like most other forts in the country, has its own treasury of legends and stories. And if you happen to have an imaginative guide, it's magic to see them take narrative shape.


Fashion


DESIGN TALK
Funky yet traditional
Designer Puja Arya reinvents traditional hand block prints into boho-chic patterns. Here's what she had to say about her inspirations and couture.


STYLE QUOTIENT
Bagged it yet?
Bags are not just something to stuff things into; they are the latest fashion statement.


Focus


SPOTLIGHT
Spell bound to success
If spelling was always your bête noire, meet the stars of the Spelling Bee contest held recently at Washington D.C to get a glimpse of their prowess…


DEVELOPMENT
Dreams within reach
While the landmark Right to Education Act takes the promise of primary education to more than eight million children, there are still many lacunae on the ground. But, as the Shiksha Adhikar Yatra, conducted by Dalit organisations in UP and Rajasthan showed, citizens now have the tools to demand and receive effective governance.


Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Invisible environmentalists

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
Help yourself

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Vive la différence

BRIDGE
By L. Subramanian
Finesse or ruff out?



Tribute

Enter, folk theatre
Habib Tanvir, a vibrant personality and theatre person whose work was inspired by elements as wide-ranging as folk-theatre and Shakespeare, passed away on June 8 last year. JAVED MALICK recalls his life and times…


Lifestyle


INDULGE
For that hard day's night
Bonobo, Mumbai's only interactive bar, may be named after a monkey but it's also a great place to chill out.


Health


HEALTHWATCH
‘There are no support groups…'
With not much information or support, those who care for patients with Parkinson's disease find themselves struggling. SYEDA FARIDA talks to the few support groups in India about what more needs to be done.


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