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Table of Contents

04-10 Jun, 2013 | Vol 05 | Issue 22
...and how mushrooms can save the world
From corporations striving to harness massive wind power along the Atlantic Coast, to the Herculean trash collectors of the Pacific; from a cross-country initiative to save the vibrant Mekong river basin, to modern China embarking on another, greener Great Wall, four exciting and ambitious projects show how all of us have an incentive to shape the future rather than fight it
SEE SMALL WORLD

Mallika Sherawat is right and Priyanka Chopra wrong about India

The miners of Bellary are survivors. And the Reddy brothers wily enough to retain their clout as power shifts from the BJP to the Congress in Karnataka

Why Maoists carried out their deadly attack in Chhattisgarh and why such attacks will not stop

A video project by American artist Clayton Cubitt explores the battle between mind and body, and the tension between art and sex

In a country where a gangraped woman is sent to jail for going back on her statement in court, justice for sexual assault survivors is still a far cry

Resisting a lifetime of lessons, I take ownership of myself

It is alarming that the mere prospect of the US Fed scaling its stimulus back can cause stockmarket convulsions

Adopting kids in India isn’t easy to begin with; adopting twin girls has legal complications. Anuradha Nagaraj recounts her struggle to bring her daughters home

Drama on Wheels • The Problem Film • Heartbreak Town

Understanding India’s most infamous cricket administrator, N Srinivasan

Books

A Princeton University professor’s obsessive hunt for a mysterious Parsi writer

Science

How the devious malarial parasite makes its host mosquito attracted to human sweat

Gadgets

You can call someone with it, but at 7 inches, it’s more of a tablet than a phone

Cinema

Preity Zinta’s Before Sunrisesque comeback film doesn’t hit the spot