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Homeless in Brajbhoomi
Vrindavan continues to be a haven for many widows who prefer it to the stifling orthodoxy of their villages. Though food security is not a problem anymore, a lot still needs to be done in terms of social attitudes, access to government schemes, services and facilities, reveals a recent study.
Heritage


HERITAGE
Legends come alive
The murals of the Tiruvarur Thyagarajaswamy temple have gained a new look after a restoration exercise that lasted three years.


Music


MUSIC
Distinctive contributor
Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi's genius is felt and experienced in all of his compositions, writes Chitravina N. Ravikiran in the first of his two-part series on the composer.


Interview


IN CONVERSATION
A golden run
His latest film “Yamla Pagla Deewana” saw him co-star with his sons, while his next “Tell Me Oh Khuda” stars his daughter. Actor Dharmendra, who completed 50 years in Bollywood recently, goes down memory lane.


All in the brain
How can anyone not be interested in the brain, asks well known neuroscientist Dr. V.S. Ramachandran, the man lauded as a potential Nobel Laureate and author of the recently-released The Tell-tale Brain.


Information Technology


WEBWATCH
An empire without kings
As Wikipedia plans to open its first office outside the US in India, a look at how it has democratised information and knowledge…


Theatre


THEATRE
Different role-call
Producing a play was very different from just being an actor, says theatre actor Shivani Wazir Pasrich to Ramya Sarma, on the staging of Draupadi in Mumbai recently.


Focus


ENCOUNTERS
A birthday to remember
EDWARD HOWER recounts the rewarding experience of his first meeting with Deepa, a girl in Orissa whose education he had partly sponsored…


Columns


By Suchitra Behal
In Passing

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Channel of the moment

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
Hippocrates or hypocrisy?


By L. Subramanian
Great anticipation



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