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PALLIATIVE CARE IN INDIA
For freedom from pain
In India, where terminal illnesses like cancer are often detected too late, how many patients get to see a palliative care specialist to help mitigate pain and other socio-psychological trauma? Palliative care doesn't reach people who need them because it continues to be a neglected speciality, says DR. PRIYADARSHINI KULKARNI



A CAREGIVER'S STORY
Waiting for a miracle
Thimmayya, 41, is a car-driver in Bengaluru, caring for a wife who has End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) and given few weeks to live. He ushers us into the dimly-lit interiors of his house where, in a small windowless room, his wife Shubha is ...

Kerala shows the way
The State is years ahead when it comes to palliative care policy and implementation…


PALLIATIVE CARE IN INDIA
The promise of total care
Palliative care is mistakenly understood to be terminal care to alleviate pain when the treatment itself has failed. Treating the ‘whole person' for relief from distress and pain should be the goal from the beginning of the treatment itself, says DR. SUBATHRA MUTHUKUMARAN.

Guided by compassion
Dr. Nagesh Simha, President, Indian Association of Palliative Care, says caregivers need enormous patience and compassion…
Interview


CONVERSATIONS
Parallel realities
‘The challenges of peace are different from those of war,' says Bangladeshi author Tahmima Anam as she talks about the making of her second book The Good Muslim, to be released on May 15.


INTERVIEW
Cultural rights in the digital age
Mira T. Sundara Rajan, a great grand-daughter of Tamil poet Subramania Bharati and leading proponent of ‘moral rights' of authors, says she is concerned with the cultural, not the economic side of copyright. A conversation with SHARANYA MANIVANNAN.


Culture


CULTURE
Epic across time
Spirited performances, talks and discussions that marked the recent Adishakti Ramayana Festival in Puducherry forayed into the creative dimensions of the epic.


Cinema


CINEMA
A new visual idiom
Amole Gupte's film “Stanley ka Dabba”, to be released on May 13, evolved spontaneously out of weekend interactions with the children of Holy Family School, Mumbai. Path-breaking and refreshingly original, it sets new rules for media interaction with kids, says MEENA MENON.


Columns

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Spectacle sells

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Living with civil war

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Getting people to vote

THE POWER WOMEN-10
By Karunya Keshav
Image make-overs


By L. Subramanian
A brilliant discard!

THE OZ DIARY
On the Achacha trail



Lifestyle


INDULGE
Luxury with a green touch
ITC's Royal Gardenia, Bengaluru, combines sustainability and luxury without compromising on either.


TIME OUT
Backyard visitors
A home-stay holiday in America will ensure you experience natural beauty at your doorstep.


Books


IN PASSING
Waiting for change
He’s a chip of the old block and certainly not apologetic about it. Actor Imaad Shah seems to have not only imbibed his father Naseeruddin Shah’s acting prowess but also his love-hate relationship with the rest of Bollywood. Like ...

Moods of a master
Satyajit Ray, known to his intimates as Manik-da, remains India's most respected name in international film circles. This book reveals the ease and camaraderie between Satyajit Ray and Nemai Ghosh, photographer extraordinaire. Their ...


Cuisine


FLAVOURS
Red is in
Chockfull of goodness, the pomegranate lends itself to a variety of dishes. Beat the summer heat with these easy-to-make, lip-smacking recipes.



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