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The favoured sex
Nature always favoured females over males, says Devdutt Pattanaik 
Twirl of the thread
Capturing the conversation between textiles and dance forms of India  
Drama queen
Sohag Sen on teaching theatre art to the uninitiated
Cuppa life
Asia's first woman coffee taster Sunalini Menon on learning the ropes in a male-dominated industry
Advantage silvers
Economist Priya Desai analyses IRDA's plan to clean up health insurance