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A better tomorrow?
Bosnia is yet to throw off the horrors of its past. But the citizens, especially youngsters, seem ready to embrace a new future. BENITA S.
Spotlight


SPOTLIGHT
The shrinking fields of Pokkali
A centuries-old organic farming in the backwaters of Kerala, making use of a symbiotic relationship between rice crop and prawns, is slowly disappearing as it is not commercially viable anymore and because of the high demand for real estate. K.P.M. BASHEER


Theatre

Nothing is masked
Words were out, masks and mime were in, as Familie Floz crafted its own genre. GOWRI RAMNARAYAN


Travel


TIME OUT
Symphony in stone
Castles, cathedrals, museums, synagogues and art galleries juxtapose with music clubs, pubs and dancing houses. Prague presents an assortment of the old and the new. SANGEETA DEVI DUNDOO


Issues

Breathless at Battal Balian
Kashmiri Pandit migrants at Battal Balian suffer not only the pains of displacement but also numerous respiratory disorders because the area was declared an industrial zone. ADITI BHADURI


Focus

In the shadows
While the Taj gets all the spotlight, Agra struggles to find solutions to problems of sanitation that haunt the city. ANJANA RAJAN



FOOTLOOSE
Country roads
If you prefer old world charm, Minster Lovell is the place for you. DR. SANJIVA WIJESINHA


Environment


ECOWATCH
Captive bounty
Once the symbol of the most endangered species, the giant panda is now on the path to safety in China. PALLAVI AIYAR

Conservationists vs. conservation
A more balanced approach to conservation and livelihoods is urgently required since the current one is alienating local people. ASHISH KOTHARI


Cinema

Intrepid director
National award winner Rahul Dholakia on the making of ‘Parzania’. ZIYA US SALAM


Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Celebrating difference

LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
By Mike Marqusee
The Barts legacy

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Looking within

INDIA BEATS
By Venus Vinod Upadhayaya
On the wings of hope

POSTCARD FROM COPENHAGEN
By Nitin Chaudhary
Summer of Jazz



Sightings


  • Thanks to Salman
  • Writing is a calling
  • Rise of the bahu

    Health


    HEALTHWATCH
    When the bone deteriorates
    A combination of physical activity and exercises goes a long way in preventing complications from osteoporosis. DR. KAARTHICK MANI

    A companion therapy
    Complementary therapy may help when used along with traditional medicine but not without the latter. Dr. R. Narasimhan


    Mail Bag


  • Restoring mangroves



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