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The Hindu Best Fiction Award 2010


Faith against odds
China's 20 million Muslims face an uncertain future. In Ningxia, Islam has thrived for centuries, but a fading interest in the next generation of Hui Muslims is creating anxieties. For the Uighurs of Xinjiang, ethnic unrest has brought local mosques unwanted attention. As Muslims the world over get ready for Ramadan, ANANTH KRISHNAN, in a series of articles, looks at how religion and cultural traditions in China are coming to terms with the changes brought about by the country's rapid
Arts & Crafts

Our artisans' need to go global
Handicrafts in India could be a powerful source of creative capital if they are adapted to contemporary markets. Jiyo, an empowering programme, aims to do just this....


Interview


BOOK TALK
In familiar territory
Anjali Joseph, whose book Saraswati Park was released recently holds forth on growing up in the U.K., her links with India and the different ‘Bombay' that she writes about.


Dance


PERFORMANCE
Is solo dance losing its sheen?
Indian dance has come a long way since the era of the devadasi. Scholars and dancers came together at a unique symposium in Toronto recently to unravel its complexities, and to share their personal journeys.


Education

Foreign degrees, right here?
Will the entry of foreign universities in the higher education sector fill a crucial need and prevent the outflow of vital foreign exchange?


Travel


TIME OUT
On the Champagne trail
Lush green vines dot the entire region making it not only picturesque but also the land of the bubbly!


Fashion


STYLE
Modern makeover
The traditional pichoda, a must for a Kumaoni bride, is now seeing a revival in popularity.

Just jeans
Why are jeans so universally appealing? Kevin Carrigan, Creative Director, Calvin Klein, seems to have the answers.


Issues

Our pride and shame
Terminal 3 in New Delhi took just 37 months to go from conception to reality. It took sixty-three years to enact a right to education bill and it is stalled because of lack of funds. Have we got our priorities wrong?


Columns


By Suchitra Behal
In passing...

FISCALLY FIT
By Shyam P.
Spending on special occasions

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
May be! May be not!

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Power to the people?


By L. Subramanian
One in a trillion

AFFLUENZA
By Hindol Sengupta
Spot the white swans

ROUNDABOUT
By Hugh And Colleen Gantzer
Close encounter of the striped kind



Tribute

Ageing with dignity
Remembering Dr. Robert Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning longevity expert, and a champion of older people who died recently. 


Health


ALTERNATIVE THERAPY
That vital dip
Aquatherapy or exercising in water helps a variety of people with their health problems, says well known sports medicine consultant Dr. Kannan Pugazhendi.


EAT SMART
Coconut's healthy side
Many people are wary of including coconuts in their diet. Dr. RUPALI DUTTA clears the misconceptions surrounding coconut oil.


DOC TALK
Keep the smile in place
Don't let the loss of your teeth worry you. Dental implants take care of both the cosmetic and health angles.


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