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WHO HAS THE LAST WORLD?
For dignity in death
PADMA PRAKASH, medical activist and writer, feels that the Supreme Court has taken a narrow view of an issue that has medical, ethical and social ramifications.


Condemned to a painful life
PINKI VIRANI on what compelled her to be the “voice” of a woman in permanent vegetative status for 37 years...

Judicially crafted remedy
The verdict is a commendable one because for the first time we have guidelines and a procedure outlined for legitimate use of passive euthanasia, feels Supreme Court advocate GOPAL SANKARANARAYANAN.

Who decides?
Why was the customary ‘Best Interests' test, where the court should be guided by the interests of the patient alone and not of others, ignored in the case of Aruna Shanbaug, asks JAYNA KOTHARI.

A celebration of life?
Most of the concerns about the abuse of the law are relevant only if involuntary euthanasia is legalised and not when it is voluntary, says DR. NAGRAJ G. HUILGOL.

Uniting bond
At the hospital where she has spent more than 42 years of her life, Aruna Shanbaug is much more than just another patient.
Interview


CONVERSATIONS
‘I was always a storyteller'
Lord Jeffrey Archer, in India recently to promote his latest novel Only Time Will Tell, takes time off to talk about books, authors and the art of writing.

Recreating age-old ties
Guadeloupean filmmaker Christian Lara's next film “Incredible LAXMI” is based in India. He tells UTPAL BORPUJARI of the hold India has on him.


Music

Seasonal notes
The Festival of Sacred Music at Tiruvaiyaru in Tamil Nadu ventured into experimental waters this year, but the essentials were just as they should be.


Theatre

Blame game again
Anupama Chandrasekhar's play ‘Free Outgoing' raises valid questions about India's media-crazy society.


Food Line


FLAVOURS
Time-tested and traditional
There's more to Chettinad cuisine than just the spice factor. Read on...


Travel


DESTINATION
On Chaplin's trail
Amid sprawling vineyards, towering peaks, and the cerulean Lake Geneva in Switzerland rings the laughter of the world's best loved tramp, Charlie Chaplin Neeti Mehra


TIME OUT
No rain cloud over Kumarakom
Do you like water, greenery, houseboats and sea-food? Then head straight for Kumarakom.


Issues


DEBATE
Wars over water
As World Water Day (March 22) draws near, KSHITHIJ URS analyses how water will soon become the next source of global hegemony.


Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Theatre of violence

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
A head for romance

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
More than numbers

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By Mike Marqusee
A satisfying spectacle

THE POWER WOMEN - 3
By Divya Gandhi
A home for every child

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
That special flavour



Lifestyle


FINE DINING
Oriental treat
Looking for authentic Turkish fare in London? Try Gallipoli.


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