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From the annals of Mewar
Martial Mewar's past is not only filled with tales of heroism but also internecine warfare and patricide. As one walks the forts and hills of Rajasthan, the legends come alive, and across the centuries the story of Panna shines with its unparalleled valour and pathos…
Interview


CONVERSATIONS
Chronicler of modern India
‘I am interested in subjects as diverse as the country I live in' says historian and writer Ramachandra Guha as he talks to M. TAHIR about his latest book, Makers of Modern India.


Arts & Crafts

Tipu's legend lives on
More than two centuries after his death, Tipu Sultan's possessions continue to lure art lovers and historians. Rare paintings depicting the battle of Pollilur, and a finial of his throne, recently rediscovered, were in the spotlight even as they went under the hammer at Sotheby's and Bonhams, London, last month.


Theatre

No answers in the wind
Will the dispossessed ever get justice? “What a Dangerous Wind is Blowing,” written by Jayant Pawar, staged recently in Mumbai, was a poignant depiction of the lives of those crushed beneath the wheel of urbanisation.


Travel


DESTINATION
Fun in familiar and funky London
Famous landmarks, picturesque picnic spots, fine-dining and a shopaholic's paradise…this is London for you! Gustasp Irani


Eastern wonders
Better known to the outside world as Burma, Myanmar is the last of the truly magical destinations of the Orient, a Technicolor glimpse of Old Asia perfumed with sandalwood and spiced with ginger. It is the most devoutly Buddhist nation on ...


Issues

Unfulfilled hopes
Bottlenecks at every stage in the implementation of MGNREGA in Atra village in Chhattisgarh are making the villagers disillusioned.


Focus


TRANSFORMATIONS
Giving the gift of sight
A team of doctors and volunteers in rural Bihar show that with determination and community effort it is possible to eradicate blindness… LUCY MATHEN


Columns

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Divided society

CONVERSATIONS
By Suchitra Behal
In passing

MEDIA MATTERS
By Evanti Ninan
Going overboard

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
I, me, my therapy



Lifestyle


TRENDS
Ready to say ‘I do'
Wedding boutiques in Singapore's Tanjong Pagar Road ensure that preparing for one's wedding is done in style. RUPA GOPAL


FASHION
Vanity fair
CH Garden Party, the new Limited Edition fragrance from CH, is inspired by the sensations evoked by the first sunny day after winter. A light, delicate, feminine scent full of the charm and energy, this new fragrance is as full of life as a ...


FASHION
Ethnic style check
Wendell Rodericks is more known for his funky Western ensembles. Here the hip designer unleashes his Indian side.


Health


FITNESS MATTERS
Stay thin in the get-fat years
Most people tend to put on weight after 30 years. Here's why it happens and how you can beat the middle age flab. MEETA LALL


DOC TALK
Hidden hunger
We may think our children are eating healthy but are they getting enough? Find out more about micronutrient deficiency. Dr. REKHA SHARMA


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