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Dreams die in the desert
Unlike the educated elite who go Westwards, attracted by better opportunities and a luxurious lifestyle, those who land up in West Asia as waged labourers have a much harder time: Practically no rights, hostile working environments and absolutely no support systems. Why is it that the violation of their basic rights doesn't figure at all in the national imagination?


Chasing a mirage
Though wages are not significantly high, West Asia continues to attract the poor looking for a break…

In search of missing Malayalis
A unique TV show helps trace Keralites missing abroad…
Interview

It's a lonely vocation'
"I'm sure that you don't become a writer. You are born one", says U.S.-returned Pakistani author H.M. Naqvi whose debut novel Home Boy won the first DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.

Entranced by the past
With her latest book, The Shadow Princess, released recently, author Indu Sundaresan reflects on her historical obsession and the craft of her writing.


Music

Dazzling and deep
Chitravina N. Ravikiran brings to light Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi's rhythmic and lyrical genius in the concluding part of his series on the composer.


EVENT
Cultural crescendo
It was a magical experience at the annual Monte Music Festival in Goa, which saw a confluence of Indian and western performances.


Travel


DESTINATION
Mesmerising Taipei
Dance clubs and boutique hotels, Starbucks and atmospheric Tao temples all come together in a mind-blowing melee...


TIME OUT
The Malgudi that is Agumbe
It will always be a question unanswered: Is Agumbe the real Malgudi? But a visit to the place will definitely convince you that it is.


Cinema

Royal glam, again
The King's Speech getting 12 Oscar nominations speaks volumes of the widespread obsession with British Royals.


Columns

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Promises to keep

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Disappearing warp and weft

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By Mike Marqusee
Strangers in their homeland

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Not such a big idea

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
Between two slices



Lifestyle


IN FIRST PERSON
Marathon mission
Disability need not stop you from “running” to achieve your objectives. Wheelchair-bound JACQUELINE COLACO writes about her experience in the recent Mumbai Marathon.

Surreal experiences
Pushing his great aunt along in the recent Wheelchair Marathon in Mumbai, NISHADH REGO records his impressions of the most special race of them all.


INDULGE
In Nature's lap
Rusticity and luxury seldom merge; but, in Malaysia's Philea Resort and Spa, they do seamlessly.


VANITY FAIR
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Tapping into this season’s must-have monochrome trend, the new Cross Advantage combines iconic design with revolutionary Switch-it technology to form the ultimate stylish professional accessory. The Cross Switch-it accessory, which comes ...


Health


FITNESS MATTERS
TLC for your muscles
Working out may be necessary for the muscles but what is equally important – and often forgotten – is stretching.


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