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Where a thousand flowers bloom
Be it an extravagant marriage reception or just an offering to a deity, we seem to love saying it with flowers. From the simple marigold to expensive tulips, they are a part of our vocabulary of celebration. But it's a 24-hour job for the industry to keep the nation's love affair with flowers going…


A life with flowers
Padmavathy's day starts at an unearthly 3 a.m. MADHUMITHA SRINIVASAN accompanies her on her daily grind...

Brand Madurai malli
Jasmine from Madurai has, over the years, created a legendary name for itself in the popular imagination.

No rosy deal
Independent women flower-sellers in Delhi's Mehrauli market just manage to break even. Still, it is the only profession they know...
Interview


IN CONVERSATION
‘I still feel young'
Having won rave reviews for his role in the award-winning show “24”, veteran actor Anil Kapoor talks of his three decades in Bollywood and the after-effects of “Slumdog Millionaire”.


FACE TO FACE
A labour of love
Dancer Leela Samson opens up about her guru Rukmini Devi, Kalakshetra and her recently released book.


Fitness


FITNESS MATTERS
Time to accelerate
Interval Training helps push your workout to the next level.


Land & People


JOURNEYS
Across divisions
In Haifa, people from the three faiths use art to try and heal the wounds of the past and the present. But it is not an easy endeavour…


Heritage


HERITAGE
Reading a temple
Was the Vaikunta Perumal temple in Kanchipuram, Nandivarman II's architectural route to fame or does it embody a hitherto unrecognised religious symbolism?


Forthcoming Events


DEDICATION
Remembering Pina Bausch
For Pina… an Attakalari performance, is Jayachandran Palazhy's tribute to the legendary dancer…


Issues


ISSUES
Viewing politics through a new frame
Political security can mean enforced disappearance... Chitra Padmanabhan unveils images of loss in Srinagar.


IN THE NEWS
In a post-racial world
Is the race controversy over “Avatar” political correctness taken to its extreme, especially at a time when race or colour are not obstacles to success and fame?


Columns

IN PASSING
By Suchitra Behal
Fun debut

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Homeless on a winter night

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Time for an independent press?

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
A cold coming

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
It's Chinese, tonight



Lifestyle


STYLE
A perfect fit
South African designer and entrepreneur Gavin Rajah, who has designed for Nelson Mandela, on how his Indian heritage has influenced his stylish creations.


VANITY FAIR
New interpretations
Reinventing the original Burberry London fragrances for men and women in these special editions with a new olfactive and graphic interpretation. Linked to Burberry’s ready-to-wear winter collection, lustrous and reflective colours ...


Health


HEALTHWATCH
Sixth sense
Regular preventive check-ups help diagnose problems early.


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