Pandemics in the age of panic

In a ‘risk society’, social media should be a positive force, and public health systems should focus on prevention of epidemics.
  • Road to recovery

    Depression can be debilitating and the transition to a sense of wellness can be challenging. In the first of a series, the writer offers some answers.
  • No more births... or deaths

    Women continue to pay the price for the government’s desire to fast-forward population control programmes through sterilisation.
  • Nothing nice about love

    Deepti Kapoor talks to the writer about her debut novel, her influences and on being shortlisted for The Hindu Prize 2014.
  • ‘I have stood the test of time’

    Designer Manish Malhotra on his latest collections, and surviving in the Indian fashion industry for a decade.
November 22, 2014

Motherhood on ice

Illustration: Deepak Harichandan At 46, my classmate was reasonably certain that she could not hope for a baby any longer. But a routine visit to her gynaecologist turned out to be an offer of hope in the shape of an egg donor and... »
A sign advising those who are showing possible Ebola symptoms is posted in a hospital lobby in New York.
November 22, 2014

Fight the fear

Let us start with facts about Ebola. Ebola Virus Disease first appeared in 1976, in what are today the countries of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The virus was discovered by Pet... »
In over 85 per cent of cases, epilepsy can be treated successfully.
November 22, 2014

The whole picture

Epilepsy was once considered a manifestation of gods, demons, spirits and their disaffection with humankind. Its treatment in ancient times involved a range of rituals and exorcisms. In the 19th c... »
Feel Fit, Look Fantastic in 3-2-1; Ramona Braganza, HarperCollins, Rs. 250.
November 22, 2014

Wellness Reads

Feel Fit, Look Fantastic in 3-2-1; Ramona Braganza, HarperCollins, Rs. 250.Hollywood’s celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza combines her fitness secrets from the West with healthy foods... »
Executive Chef Raheel Ahmad, Bengaluru Marriott Whitefield.
November 15, 2014

Chef Speak

On The Line; Eric Ripert, Artisan, Rs.2,260. “I love this book because it’s a great read for foodies who want to know about the inner workings of a top restaurant, fr... »
November 15, 2014

Keep them safe!

“I was an athletic 10-year-old boy in a normal middle-class family. There was never a dearth of love or comfort and we had a good life. All that changed when one day I was invited over by a relativ... »
November 15, 2014

Unfair trials

In our own homes, adolescent children are often unruly, even violent, but we refuse to lose faith in them. We try to teach them right from wrong, punish them firmly but gently, and neither judge no... »
Mila Furstova with her work.
November 15, 2014

Dream artist

Viewing Mila Furstova’s work is like walking through her dreams. She captures the fluidity of our times with the restraint of the guarded Czechoslovakia she grew up in. Her layered and intricate wo... »
November 15, 2014

The Dan Brown code

I am running late for my 11.00 a.m. interview with best-selling author Dan Brown, who is in India for The Penguin Annual Lecture. As I enter The Oberoi in New Delhi, fretting and somewhat dishevell... »
Early loss of the baby teeth can cause difficulty in chewing and speech problems.
November 15, 2014

Cavity free

Five-year-old Aryaan walked into the dental clinic clutching his mother’s hand. His tear-stained cheeks said it all. He was in pain. His tooth hurt and his anxious mom confirmed that the little boy... »

Spicing up the West

The scars remain

Crossing over

‘Doctors see things, not just ailments’

‘Hello Uncle! Hello Aunty!’

A heavy issue

The sooner, the better

When the girls came marching in

November 22, 2014
As I see it

The pursuit of ‘one’

A struggle for the people of any ‘nation’ is in imaging themselves as ‘one’, bringing together what is in actuality a collection of multiple complex identities into a single national narrative.... »
The process of creating a Kodali Karuppur sari involved a cohesive working of weaver, printer, dyer and painter. Courtesy: Kalakshetra Foundation
November 22, 2014

The looming revival

Hardly any documentation, very few pieces preserved for posterity, a languishing craft… this is the story of the Kodali Karuppur sari. Despite attempts made to revive the craft — once in the early... »
November 22, 2014

The Hindu Crossword No. 2818

Across 1 Remnant, keepsake close to heart (6) 4 Cola — a cup drunk in Mexican resort (8) 9 End of play is completely perplexing (6) 10 Copper — check it... »
Longing for a better future. Photo: K. Gopinathan
November 15, 2014

Lost Childhood

January 2014: A taxi driver in West Bengal charged that the police was threatening him to give up his fight for justice for his daughter. His daughter was 16 when she was allegedly raped over two... »
The Seven Sisters: Kitchen Tales from the North East; Purabhi Shridhar & Sanghita Singh, Westland, Rs.495.
November 15, 2014

Flavours from the hills

There is more to food from the land of the Seven Sisters than momos. While much of the world woke up not so long ago to the wonders of slow cooking, seasonal products and a no-oil, no-sugar diet, t... »
Entrance to the Vault. Photo: Jayaraj Manepalli
November 15, 2014

Ark in the Arctic

In the Arctic winter, the only natural source of light is the moon for half a year. The moonlight is brighter owing to snow albedo casting its magical spell on the endless expanse of ice and snow,... »
Women need to fight for their rights.
November 15, 2014

Smash that glass ceiling!

It took Kamolika Peres almost a year, at an overseas posting, to discover she was being paid less than similarly qualified colleagues. “Women don’t do as much hanging around the coffee machine,” sa... »
Bill Kirkman
November 15, 2014
Cambridge Letter

The last word

My first Cambridge Letter was published in The Hindu on April 24, 1994. The invitation to contribute had given me enormous pleasure but, even in my wildest dreams, I never thought I would st... »
November 15, 2014

The Hindu Crossword No. 2817

Across 1 Stocked by Manitoba store, revolutionary shoe (5) 4 Listener baffled about one quick to bounce back (9) 9 Appraisers in Virginia — new rules required (... »
The Mobar Burger from Monkey Bar. Photo: Kunal Chandra
November 15, 2014

Bada Mac

I was at a mall in Indore, then the only mall in town. There was a modest food court offering all kinds of chaat, parathas, Chinese fare and, yes, burgers. What struck me was that the burger... »

Women on the edge

And then, the Wall fell

The twinned self

The XX factor

The Hindu Crossword No. 2816

When that craving hits

Millet connection

Amandeep Sandhu, Manjul Bajaj, Manu Joseph and Sonora Jha read from their novels that were shortlisted for The Hindu Prize for Fiction 2013. Ziya Us Salam introduces them and moderates the session. <... »