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Crafting willows with passion

Published on 28-Mar-2015
batmaker James Laver at his workshop in Waipawa, New Zealand. Some of the stars featuring in the World Cup final today between Australia and New Zealand will be using blades manufactured by Laver. AFP

Few cricket fans have heard of James Laver, even though the master craftsman's bats - likened to "Stradivarius in willow" - have...

On a spiritual quest

Published on 28-Mar-2015
temple trail (Clockwise from top left) Statues at Gopachal Parvat, Gwalior; Saavira Kambada Basadi at Moodabidri, Karnataka; Panamaram Jain Temple at Wayanad, Kerala; a 'tirthankara' idol at a Jain temple in Jaisalmer. Photos by authors.

India's Jain legacy extends from celebrated cave shrines at Ellora and Badami to Udayagiri-Khandagiri in Odisha, exquisitely carved...

Reliving classics on blu-ray

Published on 28-Mar-2015
All-time favourites Some landmark films that are a must-watch on blu-ray.

The newest trend in the video pirate market is stocking vintage Hollywood movies in blu-ray. And amazingly enough, you get these blu-ray...

History on streets

Published on 28-Mar-2015
Polin Museum

As one emerges from the central station in Warsaw, Poland's capital that was flattened after World War II, one is immediately...

Torn by Partition

Published on 28-Mar-2015
Regret Ikramullah Translated by  Faruq Hassan and  Muhammad Umar Memon, Penguin, 2015, pp 210, Rs.  264

This gripping, unsentimental volume holds not only Ikramullah's novella Regret but also Out of Sight, a second novella, the two connected by Partition...

A powerhouse of talent

Published on 28-Mar-2015
Making a difference Chetan Kumar is the changing face of Kannada cinema.

To say that actor Chetan Kumar is different is an understatement as nothing about him can be a cliché. I have been fortunate...

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A boy jumps from a raft into the Sabarmati river to cool off on a hot day...

A boy jumps from a raft into the Sabarmati river to cool off on a hot day...

Christian devotees during a procession as they celebrate 'Palm Sunday' in Bhopal on Sunday...

Christian devotees during a procession as they celebrate 'Palm Sunday' in Bhopal on Sunday...

Goats fighting on compound wall in Bengaluru on Sunday...

Goats fighting on compound wall in Bengaluru on Sunday...

A salvaged bank partially under water at Badshah Chowk after the city received rainfall in Srinagar.

A salvaged bank partially under water at Badshah Chowk after the city received rainfall in Srinagar.

Femina Miss India World 2015...

Femina Miss India World 2015...

Eunuch dance at a procession during All India Eunuch Conference in Beawar...

Eunuch dance at a procession during All India Eunuch Conference in Beawar...

A man pulls his camel as he sits in an auto rickshaw during a dust storm in Ahmedabad...

A man pulls his camel as he sits in an auto rickshaw during a dust storm in Ahmedabad...

New Zealand players congratulate the Australian team following their seven wicket win...

New Zealand players congratulate the Australian team following their seven wicket win...

Australian captain Michael Clarke celebrates  seven wicket victory over New Zealand...

Australian captain Michael Clarke celebrates seven wicket victory over New Zealand...

Australia's captain Michael Clarke holds the Cricket World Cup trophy after they defeated...

Australia's captain Michael Clarke holds the Cricket World Cup trophy after they defeated...

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