2012 lounge issue

<br />Welcome home: A boat bridge on the Buriganga river in Dhaka. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP<br />

48. Find your way back home

5 min read . 24 Dec 2011
<br />Man of words: Shashikant Sawant lives with his dog, Mozart, in a room crammed with books and watched over by a Mona Lisa print. (Photo Hemant Mishra/Mint)<br />

Cultivate a passion, learn to live

5 min read . 23 Dec 2011
<br />As fresh as it gets: Chef Alain Passard has a kitchen garden in France. Photo by Maurice Rougemont/Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images .<br />

When your food sings to you

5 min read . 23 Dec 2011
<br />Year of the protester: Václav Havel emerged as one of the heroes of the Velvet Revolution that toppled the Communist system in East Europe in 1989. Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times <br />

Havel, Kuran and the Arab spring

3 min read . 23 Dec 2011
<br />Freeze time: A family portrait circa 1910 (Rex Photo Studio). Courtesy The Alkazi Collection of Photography<br />

Go the family way

2 min read . 23 Dec 2011
<br />Manoj Madhavan/Mint<br />

Take up a project, make a memory

6 min read . 23 Dec 2011
<br />Infinite time: An Aztec stone clock of spirals. Wikimedia Commons<br />

The art of happiness

3 min read . 24 Dec 2011
<br />Shy guy: The Malabar Trogon is known to be shy but gets spotted for its spotted belly. Photo: Shiva Shankar<br />

27. Time travel

4 min read . 24 Dec 2011
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31. Build a classic wardrobe

4 min read . 24 Dec 2011
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33. Get some rock

10 min read . 24 Dec 2011
<br />Photograps by THINKSTOCK<br />

22. Make a scent

5 min read . 24 Dec 2011