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Enabling cultural expression in schools
Is education just a vehicle of knowledge delivery and the student just another consumer? Can it become inclusive of a child's lived culture and provide her with an outlet for a range of artistic imaginations? This Teachers' Day, AMUKTA MAHAPATRA sets out some guidelines to create a cultural arts programme in schools.


A neglected lot?
A teacher, working as she is against pressures from multiple fronts, can make or break a child. Yet, why is teacher training such a low priority, asks ARUNA SANKARANARAYANAN.


TEACHER'S DAY: REMEMBERING OUR EDUCATORS
No place for canes
Corporal punishment is still a sad fact of school life. Isn't it time our teachers got a little more creative to control the class instead of resorting to the cane?
Interview


TêTE-à-TêTE
‘Men's wear is high fashion too'
‘I enjoy the challenge men's wear poses,' says designer Manoviraj Khosla whose latest collection was showcased at the Van Heusen India Men's Week 2010.


Culture


THEATRE
Numbers play with destinies
“A Disappearing Number” staged in Mumbai recently is an exploration of the relationship between the British mathematician G.H. Hardy and the Indian genius Srinivasa Ramanujan, which forms a continuum with the lives of other human beings…


FRAMES
Fusion of viewpoints
One Billion Eyes, a film festival organised in Chennai by the Prakriti Foundation screened 12 films this year. A jury member, VASANTHI SANKARANARAYANAN reflects on the craft of documentary film-making...


Travel

Picture perfect
For me, holidays have been a time to enjoy. When it comes to my favourite holiday destination, I would love to visit Leh in Ladakh. It's quite ironical because just as my dream was about to turn true the cloudburst played spoiler and I had to ...


DESTINATION
Mint tea in the Medina
Invited to sing at the International Arts Festival in Morocco Vidya Shah returns with a vivid account of her experience.


Columns

FISCALLY FIT Q & A
By Shyam P.
Making sense of discounts


By Suchitra Behal
In passing

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Dying of indifference

THE SHRINKING UNVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
The Pygmalion effect


By L. Subramanian
The ploy



Lifestyle


DESIGNERCHIC
Jewellery goes arty
Designer Poonam Soni's multi-medium approach to jewellery has paid rich dividends as her “Itai Doshin” ornament goes under the hammer at the prestigious Eco Art event in Abu Dhabi later this year.

Vanity fair
Versace's new Versus fragrance combines contrasting characteristics: from romantic to aggressive, from punk to melodious. The colour of the fragrance, the “fifth essence of violet”, evokes modernity and freedom. The perfume is ...


Health


DOC TALK
Quick aid for burns
Dr. ANUP DHIR offers tips on how to help a person with burns.


WELLNESS
What's that on my face?
One of the problems that women face during menopause is the appearance of facial hair. But there are ways to deal with this, finds SUDHA UMASHANKER.


Cuisine


CUISINE
Break your fast
Colourful, mouth-watering and nutritious, these dishes help you plan a great Iftar.



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