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December 4, 2016 12:31 am

What does it take to give up a well-paying job and go seeking life in rural India?

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December 4, 2016 12:15 am

In the digital world, the privileged have the power to deny a devastating crisis for the poor.

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December 4, 2016 12:10 am

Contemporary Hindi poet Manglesh Dabral on aggressive nationalism, returning the Sahitya Akademi award last year, and his altered relationship with his hometown in Tehri Garhwal.

December 4, 2016 12:06 am

A museum in Pattanam, Kochi, traces the journey of the black pepper and what made Muziris, the ancient seaport, one of the first cosmopolitan centres in the world.

December 4, 2016 12:05 am

British novelist Martin Amis on writing, living in Trump’s America and the tricky business of being a writer’s son.

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December 4, 2016 12:04 am

Award-winning director and actor Atul Kumar was once terrified of William Shakespeare. Now, his latest production, Khwaab-Sa, is one of his most forceful adaptations of the Bard’s plays.

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December 4, 2016 12:02 am

Marathi theatre was already in the middle of a slowdown. Demonetisation has hit it further.

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December 4, 2016 2:14 pm

I’m not feeling patriotic, I tell you, only annoyed.

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December 4, 2016 12:00 am

In the violent images of the man-leopard conflict that we read and see, lost is the essential character of the wild animal that just wants to be left alone.

December 4, 2016 12:00 am

Why frogs and toads have fascinated children (and some adults) for ages.

December 3, 2016 9:28 am

As NFDC’s Film Bazaar completes a decade, a look at the bustling platform that brings together passionate filmmakers and new, exciting cinematic voices.

November 27, 2016 1:00 am

The disarming whimsy of Constantia provides a very real backdrop to I Allan Sealy’s iconic Trotter Nama.

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November 27, 2016 11:27 am

Far away from home, coming to terms with grief in one of the oldest living cities in the world.

Sudhesh Adhana, national award winner choreographer of Haider, perform his work, Untamed donkeys, at Jantar Mantar on Saturday. The piece is a comment on woman’s abuse and will be presented at public space across Delhi. EXPRESS PHOTO BY PRAVEEN KHANNA 29 10 2016.
November 27, 2016 1:00 am

How Sudesh Adhana is talking patriarchy to the man on the street through a new, unsettling dance performance.

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November 27, 2016 12:18 am

Gulls have learned to adapt to humans and their degraded environment. That cannot be a good thing.

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November 27, 2016 7:08 pm

In an increasingly isolated world, the humble Udupi restaurant stands as an island of diversity, harmony and tolerance.

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November 27, 2016 12:06 pm

Five people tell us why they prefer the safety of their cupboards, jars and lofts to banks.

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November 27, 2016 12:00 am

A diary with pages of the past, a carefully wrapped family photograph, a bicycle that has seen better days. What do people take when conflict pushes them out of their homes?

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November 26, 2016 11:59 pm

Malika Amar Shaikh looks back at a life closely entwined with the Left and the Dalit movements, the souring of her marriage with Marathi poet Namdeo Dhasal and why she put the personal before the political.

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December 4, 2016 11:12 am

Virtual reality films like Cost of Coal not only allow one to experience another person’s situation — it also allows us to control our own.

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November 20, 2016 2:52 pm

Deepti Gupta is a rare Indian lead in Pakistani dramas. She speaks about being a misfit in Hollywood, the importance of a cultural bridge between the two countries and challenging narrow ideas of beauty.

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November 20, 2016 12:30 am

As the ban on mobile and wireless internet services cripples the Valley, a few find alternatives to latch on to

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November 20, 2016 12:19 am

Home to the largest monk population in the world, Mundgod in Karnataka remains a relatively undiscovered world.

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November 20, 2016 12:15 am

What if our phones were to go silent? Would you be able to deal with the silence?

November 20, 2016 12:15 am

For years, novelist Ann Patchett has been telling the same story over and over again. Yet, it never gets old.

People trek to Khirganga, a popular trekking destination about 2900 meters above the sea level in Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh. The trek from Barshaini to Khirganga is about 12 kilometers of rocky path covered by a canopy of tall pineand poplar trees. Trekkers walk to the echo of the Parvati river, that gives the valley its name. At Khirganga there's a temple and a natural hot spring pond. Alcohol and meat aren't allowed, as it's considered a holy site. But hashish and weed are easily available, shared and smoked openly. Since 1991, 20 foreign tourists have gone missing in Kullu district. Three of them since August 2015. Bruno Muschalik from Poland has been "untraced" since August 9, 2015.  Shota Sakai of Japan has been missing since 24 June this year; and Justin. EXPRESS PHOTO BY PRAVEEN KHANNA 15 11 2-16.
November 20, 2016 12:21 pm

In late August, American tourist Justin Shetler went on a trek in Himachal’s Parvati Valley. He never returned. His family pieces together the day they lost him to the mountains.

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November 20, 2016 12:06 am

Away from Delhi’s Dickensian grimness, coastal birds to lift the spirits.

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November 20, 2016 12:02 am

Once a Soviet territory, the old town of Tallinn, a vibrant, bustling hub of history and culture, is just perfect for a day trip.

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November 22, 2016 12:36 pm

Last week, I was rich. Now, I have to queue up to get what’s mine. Someone has to pay.

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November 20, 2016 12:00 am

Donald Trump’s victory has revived the uncertainty and fear Indian-origin citizens of the US faced after 9/11.

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November 13, 2016 1:13 pm

How the classic bandhgala came to be associated with Jawaharlal Nehru.

November 13, 2016 1:10 am

In Jawaharlal Nehru’s writings one can see an attempt to understand the complexities of India and a respect for cultures other than one’s own.

November 13, 2016 1:00 am

In Singapore, nearly three years after the Little India riot, migrant workers from Bangladesh and India attempt to create a semblance of home, through music, poetry and cricket.

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November 13, 2016 12:03 am

Arpana Caur — whose retrospective opens at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Bangalore, this month — on how she came to be an artist, living through the 1984 anti-Sikh violence and why scissors crop up on her canvases.

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November 13, 2016 12:02 am

Tamil writer Ambai on writing detective fiction, why men come first in any literary history and the unacknowledged legacy of women’s lives.

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November 13, 2016 12:01 am

How to be a crack birder and have a jolly good time.