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INDIA CURRENTS december 2013—jan 2014 • vol 27 • no. 9

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1 | EDITORIAL My Recipe Book By Jaya Padmanabhan

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6 | FORUM Should India Be Spending Money on a Mission to Mars? By Rameysh Ramdas, Mani Subramani

14 | FEATURE The Price of Living Long By Lakshmi Mani 16 | DESI VOICES Thirteen Things I Wish I’d Heard When I Turned Thirteen By Rajdeep Paulus 28 | VIEWPOINT A Million Morsels of Love By Meera Agarwalla 38 | ON INGLISH Step Into Our Verandah By Kalpana Mohan 42 | LIVES The Stagnant Traveler By Benedito Ferrao 64 | THE LAST WORD Alice Munro’s Nobel—A Victory for Women By Sarita Sarvate

2 | INDIA CURRENTS | Dec ‘13—Jan ‘14

20 | BOOKS Gr8 Reads of 2013 By Jeanne Fredriksen A Review of Lowland By Rajesh C. Oza 23 | RELATIONSHIP DIVA Nothing in Common? By Jasbina Ahluwalia 30 | MUSIC 2013 Bollywood Music Countdown By Vidya Sridhar

7 | A THOUSAND WORDS Counter Valley Thinking By Ragini Tharoor Srinivasan 8 | BUSINESS A Code Name for Sexism and Racism By Vivek Wadhwa

LIFESTYLE

10 | Total Recall A retrospective of our stories and sentiments; a pop quiz and celebrity tweets

18 | Analysis The Delhi Lament By Dave Prager

34 | Films Best Movies of 2013 By Aniruddh Chawda

50 | REFLECTIONS The Everyday Yogi By Cesar Flores 54 | HEALTHY LIFE Morning Routine By Ashok Jethanandani 56 | RECIPES Savor the Flavor By Shanta Sacharoff, Praba Iyer 63 | DEAR DOCTOR Connecting Creatively By Alzak Amlani

DEPARTMENTS 4 | Voices 5 | Popular Articles 26 | Ask a Lawyer 27 | Visa Dates

58 | Travel

61 | Classifieds 62 | Viewfinder

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44 | Cultural Calendar 52 | Spiritual Calendar

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