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Springs of joy
India lifts the World Cup and this time history was not followed by hysteria. Instead there is a sense of entitlement, a business-as-usual attitude. Could the sense of self-worth and power that comes from victory be fuelling the movement against corruption, asks Suresh Menon. Has the event and the accompanying feel-good factor kickstarted the nation to expect the best in everything?


The Hindu Literary Prize

Arts & Crafts


ART
From a lost era
The exhibition of the art of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge highlighted the many vital links between two great traditions: the Indian and the Persian.


LUXE LIVING
Spellbinding timekeepers
At Baselworld, the mind is boggled by the many aspects of time and the many ways of holding it down on one's wrist.


VANITY FAIR
Ode to modernity
She is modern, mischievous and audacious. Who is she? She is Dancing Ribbon, the first Ricci Ricci Limited EditionInspired by pop art, this poppy-red ribbon lends its signature to the limited edition visual, like a dash of fluorescent ...


Interview


IN CONVERSATION
Rooted in the every day
With his latest series “Frontal Narrative Sculptures” exhibited during the recent Chennai Art Summit, sculptor S. Nandagopal looks back at his four decades in the art world.

‘I want to concentrate on direction'
Yesteryear heartthrob and now successful director Robert Redford talks about some of his best roles and the making of “The Conspirator”.


Travel


THE OZ DIARIES
A Buddhist tradition
The fastest growing religion in Australia is Buddhism, and its roots have been traced back to Sri Lanka. But the question is will it sustain?


TIME OUT
Tryst with the Mayan past
The Mayan netherworld may have vanished mysteriously after the Spanish attack, but some newly found ruins give us a glimpse at a speleological spectacle.


Focus


PAGES FROM HISTORY
Sahibs and Bibis of Madras
In the early days of Chennai, liaisons between British traders and Indian women were common. SRIRAM V. looks at some of those matters of the heart.


Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Where have all the girls gone?

THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
By Vijay Nagaswami
Retired but not hurt

TALKING MOVIES
Legal celluloid

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Where the wind goes


By Sudha Umashanker
Her supreme law of life

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
Fringe benefits



Health


DOC TALK
A mum's dilemma
Breastfeeding can be quite a challenge for working mothers. But there is a way to ensure the needs of both baby and mother are met.


FITNESS MATTERS
Boost your metabolism
To lose weight, you need to expend more energy than you consume. And that means a high Basal Metabolic Rate to burn calories.


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