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THE STATE OF THE NATION
Whose land is this?
When hunger, want, fear, prejudice and hate stalk the land, what do we have to celebrate? HARSH MANDER



THE STATE OF THE NATION
Art as spectacle
Despite increasing interest, the autonomy and subversive potential of art seem threatened.


THE STATE OF THE NATION
No guarantees
There’s plenty to look forward to in the sporting arena, both national and international.


THE STATE OF THE NATION
New future aesthetic
Filmmakers need to grow beyond screening constraints and liberate the rigid frame that has regulated film viewings so far.


THE STATE OF THE NATION
Environmental challenges
As various players jostle for access and control over natural resources, India needs a road map that could turn things around.
Down Memory Lane


LOOKING BACK
The great ideological split
The 23rd annual session of the Congress, held in Surat in 1907, firmly entrenched the notion of Swaraj in people’s minds. MANOJ DAS


Interview


FACE TO FACE
Sensitive touch
Producer Peter Fudakowski talks about the making of the Oscar-winning film “Tsotsi”.


Theatre


THEATRE
Right kind of space
In less than three years of existence, Bangalore’s Ranga Shankara completed 1000 shows in September this year.


Interview

Romancing Kongu Nadu
Toronto-born Brenda Beck produces an animation series on the history of the Kongu region.


Travel

Sabbatical of the fugitive
Mirik is an ideal place to lose, or find, oneself in.


Issues

A chance to dream
SATHI, a Bangalore-based NGO, gives street and platform children a chance to start afresh in life.


Essay

The craft of difficult writing
There are reasons, if you can call them that, why a writer would want to play games with the reader’s mind. SWAHA DAS and HARI NAIR


Focus

Trained to survive
In villages across India, women are learning to face and cope with natural disasters.


Environment


EXPERIENCE
Houseguests
Being a reasonable host with a useable garden ensures a steady flow winged guests and a peek into the everyday details of avian antics.


WILDLIFE TOURISM
Tapping the ‘green’
Without a regulatory mechanism in place, tourism would end up as one more threat to our wildlife and the welfare of the local communities.


Columns

THE OTHER HALF
By Kalpana Sharma
Invisible women

CAMBRIDGE LETTER
By Bill Kirkman
Open processes



Sightings


  • Romance with films
  • Daddy dearest
  • Winter rhythms

    Health


    HEALTHWATCH
    A digestive disorder
    Keep an eye on kids who don’t seem to grow properly. They could be suffering from celiac disease.

    Clots in the lungs
    Breathlessness may not always be due to asthma or cardiac trouble.


    Mail Bag


  • Breeding violence
  • Wanton destruction
  • Practical advice



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