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Call of the curtain
After a lull during the 1990s, there's been a rejuvenation of theatre in recent years. If big names dominated the scene earlier, today there's a spurt in the number of small groups. JANHAVI ACHAREKAR centre-stages developments in English theatre while leading critics look at the scene in the various regions.



MARATHI
Vibrant tradition
Young playwrights and directors are keeping Marathi theatre alive and kicking…


TAMIL
Different concerns
Tamil Nadu's problematic relationship with Indian nationalism is reflected in its theatre too…


HINDI
Remarkable resurgence
Various movements, personalities and institutions have helped Hindi theatre grow in stature over the years.


KANNADA
Multiple hues
Essentially egalitarian, Kannada theatre is more decentralised now than ever before.

‘Theatre will not go out of fashion'
Arundhati Nag's Ranga Shankara turns five, with 2,000 shows. But it's not totally a fairy tale scenario.
Land & People


COMMUNITIES
Vanquished voices
With the passing away of Boa Senior of the Bo tribe, one more language has gone silent in the Andaman Islands. Will the administration wake up to the indigenous cultures that are dying out there, asks PANKAJ SEKhSARIA


TRENDS
Braving the odds
Migrants from the North Eastern States are appreciated in other metros for their commitment to work. But the road to success is not all easy…


Nutrition

Make healthy choices
Snacking is not always bad for diabetics. The right kind of snacks can actually help.

Breakfast blues
Looking for a quick-fix solution to the first meal of the day? Here's what you need to do.


Culture


CULTURE
Tiny shoes for lotus feet
Raymond and Tony Yeo, the only Chinese bound foot shoemakers, give TANYA ABRAHAM an insight into the ancient custom of binding of women's feet and their business.


SOCIETY
In search of an identity
In new China's cities, millions of young people are turning to Buddhism to make sense of their county's rapid transformation while in the far west, minority communities are searching for ways to preserve their culture against the pressures of development.


Interview


TÊTE-À-TÊTE
Unmatched innings
With his fourth biography to be published soon, actor Dilip Kumar looks back at his seven decades in Bollywood.


DOWN MEMORY LANE
‘I saw destruction everywhere'
Takashi Teramoto, who survived the bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, recalls that fateful day and its aftermath.


Columns

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Unwanted daughters

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Certifying media quality

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
The creamy layer



Health


WELLNESS
Men can deliver too
Pregnancy-related advice usually focuses on the woman. But the man can do his bit too. DR. GAURI RAJAT tells you how.



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