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When the gods come alive
Behind the archetypal image of Durga during Navarathri on the street corners of Kolkata or Mumbai is months of hard work by devoted artisans, men and women who give shape to divinity...


Lone crusader
W hile the image of Mother Durga is representative of supreme power vested with a woman, women artisans have been traditionally excluded from the guild of idol makers.In 1994, 27-year-old China Pal bucked the trend as she took over the ...

As Chennai dolls up
In spite of an increasingly pan-Indian population, Chennai still celebrates Navarathri with a dazzling array of kolus.
Interview


IN CONVERSATION
Designs on men
As the Van Heusen India Men’s Week gets under way today in New Delhi , well-known designer Rina Dhaka reveals why it took her so long to get into menswear.


Culture

Feast for the discerning eye
Monuments and statues in public places have always reflected the nature of the times they were built in. But art and artifice sometimes don’t blend too well.


Travel


TIME OUT
Across continents
In Turkey, differences come harmoniously together: the old, the new, the East and the West.

Verse in the wake of war
In the war-torn Lebanon city, a monthly event that celebrates poetry and its healing powers.


FOOTLOOSE
In the middle country
Centuries-old monasteries perched on cliffs, barren moonscape, a rich history... Spiti presents a fascinating canvas.


Focus


IN THE NEWS
Maharaja flies into sunset
Air India was once the pride of Asia. Not anymore. A string of incidents, the latest being the engine fire involving flight AI 829 on September 4 in Mumbai, shows up alarming deficiencies in safety, training and commitment.


Columns

IN PASSING BY SUCHITRA BEHAL
Music for all

BAREFOOT
By Harsh Mander
Colonial legacy of famine codes

MEDIA MATTERS
By Sevanti Ninan
Witness to a success story

FISCALLY FIT
By Shyam P.
A six-step approach to reduce costs

BRIDGE
By L. Subramanian
A thoughtful defence

GOURMET FILES
By Vasundhara Chauhan
Breakfast À la carte



Health


FITNESS MATTERS
Are you a cortisol victim?
If you are dieting, working out and still not losing weight, it’s time to look at your stress levels.


Cuisine


FLAVOURS
All steamed up
With the festive season coming up, try these healthy steamed goodies.

Festive spread
Experiment with these traditional Bengali dishes and add some variety to your puja menu.


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