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Witness to history
Nayantara Sahgal, Nehru's niece, who will be introducing her latest book Jawaharlal Nehru: Civilizing a Savage World at The Hindu Best Fiction Awards 2010 ceremony in Chennai tomorrow, talks to Ziya Us Salam on what it was like to grow up surrounded by history in the making, the pragmatic vision and policies of Nehru and their impact on the country. An exclusive interview...


What the authors say...
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CONVERSATIONS
A legacy of classicism
Well-known musicians Ayaan and Amaan Ali Khan open up on the responsibility of being sons of sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan and how music is an intrinsic part of their lives.

High voltage ideas
“The name Gandhi has opened doors and closed potholes”... A freewheeling chat with Gopalkrishna Gandhi, former Governor of West Bengal.


EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT
The family perspective
Exclusive excerpts from Nayantara Sahgal's new book Jawaharlal Nehru: Civilizing a Savage World, being released by Penguin India in New Delhi this week.
Food Line


QUICK FIX
Grill that dough
Tired of the boring bread and chapati? Try this flatbread recipe.


Culture

Dancing with the gods
The month of Thulam in Kerala heralds the harvest, and with it, the spectacular and colourful Theyyam performances. The community comes together to celebrate nature and cattle, and to witness the dancer's communion with the divine…


Heritage

Songs of a forgotten genius
Shahaji I's compositions, though musically complex and highly evocative, are rarely sung today. Were his music more popular, he would be recognised as one of the greatest composers ever…


Travel


DESTINATION
City Most Gorgeous
One cannot see all of Paris in just one trip...as it seems to reveal a new side each time you visit.


Issues


SOCIETY
Out of the whirlpool
Germany is experimenting with a new practical tool to combat terrorism: HATIF, a 24-hour hotline offers counselling to those who have drifted into terrorist circles and wish to get out…


Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Judges, judgments and women's rights

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
A legacy of goodness

FISCALLY FIT Q & A
Spending on fitness


By L. Subramanian
Put them out of touch

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
Indispensable roti



Lifestyle


FINE DINING
Truly high in taste
If you thought vegetarian food without onion and garlic would be bland and boring, check out Higher Taste in Bangalore.


Health


WELLNESS
Meditation in motion
The ancient art of Tai Chi is a path to holistic well being, but it requires patience and dedication, says Fabien Bastin.


EAT SMART
For those on a special diet
Here are some ingredients to avoid and some you can safely use for those guests with food allergies or medical conditions.



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