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December ragas
The season of songs is here... As Chennai comes alive with its annual homage to the performing arts, Carnatic vocalist T.M. Krishna, historian Sriram V., and danseuse Lakshmi Viswanathan look back on how the music itself and its trajectory in society have evolved over the years.


Season of music, and commerce
Today, the Madras music season has acquired its own cultural ambience but, then as now, its evolution is intricately linked to commercial foundations.
Interview


TRIBUTE
Thinker in the visual realm
Remembering Dashrath Patel, India's first multi-disciplinary artist whose explorations led to the re-interpretation of design as a blueprint of resistance and sustainable development.



CANVAS
Pilgrims of music
When you listen to great composers like Tyagaraja and Dikshitar, you travel with them, drinking in the mystique of sacred places.
Interview


TêTE à TêTE
A buzz around the kitchen
Mita Kapur is not new to the literary world, despite being a first time author. Here she opens up about the writing – rather the cooking – of her book, The F Word.


Down Memory Lane


LOOKING BACK
Life begins at 40
The India of the 1950s was a very different world. Yet, dreams could be realised, and lives rebuilt. Even at 40…


Arts & Crafts


TEXTILES
Bewitching bandhini
Unique bandhini creations from Gujarat will be on show at Kamala, an exhibition of tradition textile craft, in Chennai on December 16 and 17.


Travel


TIME OUT
In the city of angels and stars
How the rugged hilly terrain of Los Angeles became the office, studio and playground of famous entertainment personalities in Hollywood.


Focus


MIND MATTERS
A fine balance
Despite cinematic frills, the film “Mr. Jones” underlines the travails of bipolar disorder and the importance of mental equilibrium.


Columns

TALKING POINT -- BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Hope, in the darkest times

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
When girls fear school

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
Winter's sweetest gifts



Lifestyle


FINE DINING
Leaves you asking for more
Middle Eastern-meets-Latin American-meets-Lebanese multi-cultural fare... that's what you get at News Café, the new leisure destination in Delhi and Hyderabad.


Health


NEW AGE HEALING
In touch with yourself
A combination of quantum physics, sleep cycle programming and positive thoughts helps you attain a state of well-being and take charge of your own life. Want to know how? Read on...

What's your body saying?
Learn to recognise subtle changes that tell you something's wrong.



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