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Music


CULTURE
Ode to the Orient
East Asia's talent and resources came to the fore when musicians, painters, dancers and poets from around the world met at Jindo in South Korea recently. ANIL SRINIVASAN writes on what made his experiences unforgettable.


Interview

Dance of the ancients
Though she holds a doctorate in botany, Dr. Mahua Mukherjee has dedicated herself to reviving the classical dance forms of Bengal. She tells KUMUDHA BHARATRAM why.



CONVERSATIONS
‘It's a way to challenge myself '
She's done novels and short stories before, and her latest book, a collection of poems I am All Woman, was released recently. Poet-journalist-author Kusum Lata Sawhney reflects on why her works have always centred on women.


Book Watch


MUSIC
Travelling across time
The book in three volumes chronicles a more than 2000-year-old tradition, with many valuable references and pointers.


Issues


ISSUES
Salwa Judum's war on the people
Will the Supreme Court's Commissioners, ordered to carry out a fact-finding inspection, be allowed to visit the cut-off villages in Dantewada and Sukma in Chhattisgarh, and engage with the people on a long-term basis?


Essay


REFLECTIONS
Mohali bonhomie
If a sport like cricket can bind and ease tensions between the two countries, why can't we channelise this energy into a more constructive form, asks Brinda Suri after watching the high- energy clash in Mohali.


Columns

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
A ‘difficult' state

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Breaching citadels

THE POWER WOMEN - 6
By Karunya Keshav
She makes the rules and the news


By L. Subramanian
Special technique

TIME OZ DIARIES
By S. Muthiah
Tale of two capitals

IN PASSING
By Suchitra Behal
Proud legacy



Lifestyle


INDULGE
The essence of Bangkok
Retail therapy, massage and delicious food are the three elements that define the Thai capital. Experience all three under one roof; at the Amari Watergate.


FLAVOURS
Biting into a legendary bun
Sally Lunns in Bath is a not-to-be missed experience, both for the ambience and the buns.


Health


MEDICARE
An inbuilt defence mechanism
Most of us tend to panic when we hear the word ‘fever'. But did you ever think that a fever could be the body's way of curing itself?


EAT SMART
Nuts to you
A quick snack, an addition to your milkshake or salad or mixed with fruits... whichever way you like, make sure you include almonds in your diet.


Books


AMBEDKAR WEEK
White and bright
Identities and voices long suppressed are crackling their way through the literary terrain of India. Dalit writers are now a recognised force. An exclusive excerpt from Cho Dharman's novel, translated by Vasantha Surya.


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