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‘I know how elections work, our people do sell out’
February 18, 2018 11:25 am

JV Pawar, who helped fire up the Dalit Panther movement in the ’70s, talks about Bhima Koregaon and the conundrum of electoral politics for Dalits.

February 18, 2018 11:23 am

WhatsApp Uncle on how to pass exams with flying colours, with a little help from the PM.

February 18, 2018 12:04 am

At a fishing settlement in Chennai, an annual festival continues to bring together an unusual range of art forms.

February 18, 2018 12:01 am

In this west Delhi neighbourhood, where a 23-year-old photographer was killed by his girlfriend’s family earlier this month, inter-faith couples look back at their love stories and confess that what the heart wants sometimes comes at a cost.

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February 18, 2018 12:00 am

Charlie Chaplin’s home in Switzerland remains a very popular draw for fans across the world.

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February 21, 2018 7:38 pm

A photo project tries to capture the dreams and vulnerabilities of LGBTQI people in India.

Stockholm Review of Literature, Sarvat Hasin, This Wide Night, Bangladesh War of Liberation, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, You Can’t Go Home Again, pakistani, #mee too campaign, Kamila Shamsie, Mohsin Hamid, indian express, indian express news
February 18, 2018 6:57 pm

Sarvat Hasin on writing about what it means to be young in Pakistan today in her new book.

Cafe Madras
February 18, 2018 12:00 am

In business for 78 years, Madras Cafe was established in 1940 by Gopal Kamath, Devavrat's grandfather, in partnership with a Tamil friend.

February 18, 2018 12:00 am

The privacy of their homes is fiercely guarded by many birds.

Sumukhi Suresh, Pushpavalli
February 18, 2018 12:00 am

With Pushpavalli, her web series about a girl who stalks her love interest, stand-up comic artiste Sumukhi Suresh is on her way to earning her stripes as an actor.

The Things He Left Behind, Adheer Som, Gumnami Baba: A Case History, Allahabad High Court, Subhas Chandra Bose, Jawaharlal Nehru, Kuldip Nayar, Between the Lines and India: The Critical Years, The Constitution of Bangladesh, Neville Maxwell’s India's China War, Frank Moraes’ The Revolt in Tibet, Will Durant’s The Story of Civilisation, Arthashastra, Charles Berlitz’s The Bermuda Triangle, Dr Ganpati Singh Verma’s Dhatura Gyan-Vigyan, Celebrated Crimes, Leslie O Korth’s Healing Magnetism, Gopinath Kaviraj’s Tantrik Sadhana aur Siddhanta, indian express, indian express news
February 18, 2018 12:00 am

A new book on Gumnami Baba offers a refreshing take on the man many believed to have been Subhas Chandra Bose.

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February 11, 2018 12:05 am

If you try the Google Art and Culture App, you will be depicted in frames created by your colonial masters.

Sanjay Garg
February 11, 2018 12:05 am

The talented designer talks about the politics of fashion and why he doesn’t care about celebrities wearing his clothes.

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February 11, 2018 1:03 pm

Remembering a favourite grandparent and his lingering presence in my life.

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February 11, 2018 12:00 am

Leïla Slimani’s sensational book, Lullaby, asks difficult questions about motherhood and parenting. The French-Moroccan writer on why she believes it is her role to break the silence around women’s lives.

Supreme Court, Suresh Kumar Koushal, Section 377, Naz Foundation, Hyderabad’s Nalsar University of Law, Danish Sheikh, Arcola Theatre, London, Queer Plays Across the World, Delhi High Court, Mahesh Dattani, Bardolators, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, indian express, indian express news
February 11, 2018 12:00 am

A gay lawyer takes the fight against Section 377 beyond the courtroom and onto the stage, with his latest theatre production

February 11, 2018 9:19 am

There’s some legwork left, but India’s visually impaired footballers definitely have the skills to make it.

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February 11, 2018 12:00 am

Why I cannot bring myself to enjoy swimming.

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February 11, 2018 12:00 am

A curated list of recommendations for the young ‘uns. This week, on all things lunar.

Artist Riyas Komu, exhibition, the political nature of art, art and politics, art and politics, Indian express, Indian express
February 11, 2018 12:00 am

Artist Riyas Komu on his new exhibition, the political nature of his art and why he has faith in the power of public action

Times of India Literature Fest, Sujatha Gidla, Jayamahal Palace in Bangalore, Ants Among Elephants (Harper Collins), Dalit writer Jignesh Mevani, Ambedkarite politics, KGS Satyamurthy, People’s War Group, Communist parties, Rohith Vemula, Maoism, indian exptress, indian express news
February 11, 2018 12:00 am

Writer Sujatha Gidla on what drives her, her case against reservation and why she is not confident about Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani’s electoral prospects.

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February 11, 2018 12:00 am

How mother nature adapts to changing circumstances.

Sanjay Manjrekar
February 4, 2018 1:42 am

Former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar on his autobiography, his difficult relationship with his father, his dogged insecurities and his love for Kishore Kumar.

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February 4, 2018 10:36 am

We should not ignore this poll… what does it matter, all this law-shaw? Court said let that Bhansali film release, but Karni Sena warriors are still on the street…Go now! Vote in that online poll deciding the fate of Ram Temple. What, you don’t believe me?

February 4, 2018 10:41 am

The exhibition will be held on the lawns of Taj Jai Mahal Palace. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, the venue provides the perfect ambience for exhibiting classic cars. This year’s highlights include a 1936 Pierce Arrow, a 1930 Rolls Royce, and a 1922 Wolseley Tourer.

February 4, 2018 12:05 am

From YouTube dieticians to online hucksters of miracle diets, the internet has something for everyone struggling with weight and body image issues. But how do you know it is not playing you?

Donald Trump, Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff
February 4, 2018 12:05 am

Who would you rather believe?

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February 4, 2018 10:42 am

The wickedest trick is played by those wily orchids which behave unspeakably towards some bees, wasps and flies. These orchids turn up dressed like very pretty lady bees, wasps or flies. When, say, a dude (and dumb) bee happens to pass by, he’s on to her in a second.

Tel Aviv, food bloggers, people with blogs, different recipes, cooking, types of food, Indian express, Indian express news
February 4, 2018 10:43 am

'A week or two after returning to India, as we were trying to soak in the phenomenon of veganism in Israel, we came across a headline in the Jerusalem Post: “Veganism Set to Top Culinary Trends of 2018 With Israel at The Helm!” Yes, you bet!'

Sikh-Canadian woman Rupi Kaur, Literature, writing, global literary, social media and its use, Indian express, Indian express news
February 4, 2018 10:44 am

Last year, a 3,000-word BuzzFeed article criticised Rupi Kaur for positioning herself as the voice of South Asian immigrant women. Kaur’s eyes widen, and she allows herself a little laugh

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February 4, 2018 10:48 am

Arvind Gupta retired from active work around four years ago and now lives in Chennai with his daughter. But his work has a new life, thanks to the interwebz. A few months ago, he got a mail from teachers in Germany who were teaching Syrian children in refugee camps.

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February 4, 2018 12:00 am

Ditch the usual fare in Goa and get onboard an alternative food trail to really remember the beach town by.

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February 13, 2018 4:36 pm

Around the world with lit fests. The year has just begun and there is a whole list of literature festivals that beckon the true bibliophile, and we've short-listed five of our favourites for you.

January 28, 2018 9:30 am

Vijay Barse has given countless underprivileged kids hope — and a football ground to stand on.

January 28, 2018 3:55 pm

There’s a new force on Uttar Pradesh’s roads — a troop of women bus conductors, criss-crossing the state as they learn to stare down bullies, deal with harassment and enjoy the drive.

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January 28, 2018 12:05 am

Aadhaar, a flawed system which didn’t care about citizens, won’t care about the state either.