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Sunday, December 26, 2010
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Chance to start afresh
While those guilty in the 2G scam should be brought to book, we should not forget that corruption persists in India because we have been half-hearted in our reforms, says GURCHARAN DAS.
It's the season of giving and here are a few tips to gift wellness and health to your loved ones.
Ode to jewellery
Rooted in the past, yet looking at the contemporary, the futuristic and even the surreal, Abhushan - World Crafts Council's international jewellery summit to be held in New Delhi in February 2011 – looks at the common threads that bind various jewellery forms together..
Poetess of Margazhi
Andal, the poet-saint of Srivilliputtur, deserves to be celebrated for her evocative songs composed in praise of Vishnu, sung to this day during December in Tamil Nadu. PRADEEP CHAKRAVARTHY traces her life and works.
JOURNEYS IN MUSIC
Celebrating unheard melodies
The Silapadigaaram is not only a story of love and misunderstanding, but also a text with a wealth of detail about the music of its time. T.M. KRISHNA uncovers the intricate relationship between the Tamizh landscape and melody that it reflects.
‘I am a creative photographer'
Ace photographer Raghu Rai, whose latest compilation The Indians focuses on people and the evolution of portraiture in India, talks about how certain special portraits were taken.
Let's all walk
“People are empowered by walking,” says Vidyadhar Date, an advocate of pedestrian rights, as he talks to MEENA MENON about why the increasing number of cars is a cause for concern.
A Sufi's silence
Many may have lost access to the mosque and the ones who enter may still not get to know who Kamali was. But the architecture will definitely give you a glimpse of the era gone by.
Earlier known to be a Roman post, Zurich is a perfect blend of cutting edge innovation and enterprise. KALPANA SUNDER
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