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Double is not always trouble
Twins have always been held in fascination in the popular imagination. How do they happen? With more couples resorting to fertility treatments nowadays, twin pregnancies are on the rise and can be a matter of concern to unprepared parents. DR. S. SURESH, a pioneer in the field of diagnostic ultrasound who was awarded the fellowship honoris causa and conferred the FRCOG by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology on November 26, explains the options available to parents confronte with twin or multiple pregnancies.
Interview


CONVERSATIONS
Lives in turmoil
‘They seek the dance bar for independence from men and yet they seek a husband and children,' says journalist and author Sonia Faleiro as she opens up about her latest book Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay's Dance Bars.


In the fast lane
First-time author Rhea Saran talks to RAMYA SARMA about how aspects of her debut novel Girl Plus One mirror her life.


Fitness


FITNESS MATTERS
Striking a mind-body balance
Fitness trainer Payal Gidwani-Tiwari is certain that yoga is the best way to feeling and looking good. She tells RESHMA S. KULKARNI why.


Travel


DESTINATION
Fabled Greek sojourn
A country so steeped in mythology, Greece intoxicates you with its beauty and makes you dream of a trip back.


Issues


PULSE
To the heart of the Narmada
Twenty five years after the beginning of the Narmada Bachao Andolan, the movement buzzes with inputs from activists and students. But, dogged by many limitations, is there a positive end in sight?


DISABILITY WEEK
Travelling far, barrier-free
Visiting inaccessible places is a reality for the disabled. “Journeys without Barriers” took intrepid steps that made it possible.


Environment

Jumbo parade
Benita Sen on an unusual project in London to help the endangered Asian elephant….

Elephants on the edge
Kerala has seen many elephants go on the rampage recently. K.K. GOPALAKRISHNAN  looks at some possible reasons…


CONSERVATION
Good news for the tiger?
Not really. Over the last three years, notified tiger forests have seen a 22 per cent increase. But lack of adequate, prescribed compensation for the tribals living in these areas has only turned these forests into conflict zones…


Columns

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
A selective morality

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
‘Eether' or ‘Eyether'?

BRIDGE
By L. Subramanian
Illusion



Lifestyle


INDULGE
Heritage hospitality
A stay at the Maison Perumal, Puducherry, takes you to a time when life moved in the slow lane and Nature nurtured man.

GETAWAYS
Say goodbye to 2010 and usher in the New Year; party, celebrate, raise toasts and dine with loved ones with Kanatal Resorts and Spa’s New Year packages. Fine dining and tempting events give a new twist to your celebrations.As the ...


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