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For a life beyond cages
India has never had a sustained movement for animals. There is a reluctance to talk about the booming factory-farming and other widespread cruelties to animals. But there are encouraging signs of change, in attitudes and the much-needed legislation. Is the tide finally turning, asks NIRUPAMA SARMA.


Beauty without cruelty
The quest for beauty often takes a heavy toll. ARUNA CHANDARAJU talks to PETA Chief Functionary Poorva Joshipura on current practices in the cosmetics industry.
Interview


CONVERSATIONS
‘I've been called a girl geek'
With her book Geek Nation just released, Angela Saini talks to VIJAYSREE VENKATRAMAN about India's aspirations to being a scientific superpower.

More than just a pretty face
She may be past 75 but Sophia Loren continues to be a charmer. As the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences prepares to celebrate her achievements on May 4, the iconic actor goes down memory lane. A telephone chat with RANJAN DAS GUPTA.


Travel

Cool Deals
The Banyan Tree Spa opens at Banyan Tree Macau in May. Featuring 21 beautifully-appointed treatment rooms for guests seeking a relaxing and revitalising spa experience.The high-rise Banyan Tree Macau is the first urban resort in Macau ...


Focus


THE FIRST PERSON
A quake and 48 hours
The recent earthquake in Japan brought out not only the best in the people, but was also a testimony to the resilience of Japanese technology.


Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Different and able

THE POWER WOMEN-9
By Stan Rayan
She set the track ablaze

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
Daily grind

THE OZ DIARY
By S. Muthiah
Continental connection



Tribute

Beyond Bengal: The genius of Tagore
Tagore's oeuvre shows us ways of tackling the many challenges that we face today, says Balmiki Prasad Singh. The poet's 150th birth anniversary falls on May 7.


Health


DOC TALK
Stay beautiful in the sun
Here's how you can keep your skin glowing and healthy even in the heat.


EAT SMART
Switch to the summer diet
Fresh fruits, veggies, juices and salads... here's what to fill up on in the hot days.


THE SHRINKING UNIVERSE
Wedding bloopers
Indian weddings are no more simple affairs of joy, to be fondly remembered in later years…



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