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Every week Indian Express brings you in-depth feature stories on topics that dominate the mind of the Indian Intelligent and discussions that we should have.

Sunday Long Reads: India’s obsession with K-dramas, Cathy Yan interview, and more

February 28, 2021 1:01:12 pm

Here's your Sunday reading list!

Why are Indians head-over-heels in love with Korean dramas?

February 28, 2021 6:16:18 pm

K-dramas are more popular globally than they have ever been and are starting to reflect the growth of their audience

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From K-dramas to kimchi

February 28, 2021 7:11:00 am

With the popularity of Korean dramas in India grows, so does interest in other aspects of Korean culture - particularly the fermented vegetable preparation known as kimchi

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Have you heard the sound of Spring?

February 28, 2021 6:10:32 am

As new leaves and multihued blooms announce the season’s arrival, keep an ear out for chirps and birdsongs

‘Women have to be real, not likeable’: Cathy Yan

February 28, 2021 6:00:27 am

The Chinese-American on transitioning from an independent writer-director to helming the Hollywood superhero film Birds of Prey, on flawed protagonists, female directors being able to direct whatever they want, and her Sundance-awarded debut film Dead Pigs, now on MUBI


Why birds head for plate-glass windows and, therefore, towards death

February 21, 2021 6:36:40 am

In the US, it is estimated that 1 billion birds die every year owing to crashing into plate-glass windows of skyscrapers and houses

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‘His vibrant colours represented India’: Atul Dodiya

February 21, 2021 6:35:33 am

When SH Raza said artists need to work like labourers

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Our sacred, human duty

February 21, 2021 6:30:42 am

True religion is that which fosters compassion and understanding for those who are different from us

Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s last portrait and other stories

February 21, 2021 8:44:20 am

The paintings of a little-known British artist that hang in the Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum and the secrets they guard

‘Fire in the Mountains’ tells a remarkable story of grit and fortitude

February 21, 2021 6:13:23 am

The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last month, is a gorgeously-shot, authentic slice of Indian life

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India’s troubled history of vaccination

February 21, 2021 4:36:54 pm

As the COVID-19 inoculation gets underway in the country, a look back at the chequered history of smallpox vaccination in colonial India. What does it say about our faith in vaccines?

‘Only he knew the magic of colour’: Krishen Khanna

February 21, 2021 6:03:23 am

As SH Raza’s birth centenary celebrations begin, a friend walks down memory lane

Sunday Long Reads: Fight for love, Bombay Jayashri the reluctant musician, and more

February 14, 2021 10:47:04 am

Here's your Sunday reading list!

It Begins With Us: A romance bloomed in the shadow of the 1992 Bombay riots

February 15, 2021 12:03:47 am

While she was plotting her elopement with a man belonging to another faith, communal riots broke out in Mumbai in December 1992, but a foundation laid then led to a three-decade-strong marriage

Love and Other Words: A same-sex couple's fight to getting married, legally

Love and Other Words: A same-sex couple’s fight to getting married, legally

February 14, 2021 7:37:30 am

How a Delhi-based psychiatrist and a psychologist met at a mental-health centre, hit it off, and have been striving to seek social acceptance and legal right to marry and live like heterosexual couples.

When Bombay Jayashri, recently awarded the Padma Shri, was a reluctant musician

February 14, 2021 8:25:42 am

The Carnatic singer was coaxed into the art by her mother and then explored identity in music across genres

Stand By Me: Defying caste diktats in Haryana’s heartland for a life together

Stand By Me: Defying caste diktats in Haryana’s heartland for a life together

February 14, 2021 7:38:15 am

How the journey hasn't been easy for this couple, from falling in love in an auto rickshaw to college to now, as young parents, still awaiting their parents' acceptance

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How nature’s call got a bad rap

February 14, 2021 6:20:20 am

Why Mother Nature is offended by her scatological reference

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I Found You: Sweeping aside caste and financial disparities to build a life together

February 14, 2021 6:10:42 am

How 'an officer's daughter' defied caste and social mores to choose 'a driver' as her life partner in Uttar Pradesh, and, with mutual respect and love, walked into the future

The Rashtrapati Bhavan’s long, rich history of murals

February 7, 2021 1:13:38 pm

The many murals in Rashtrapati Bhavan, inspired by the Indian epics, as well as the history and natural beauty of this land, are a valuable legacy for the nation

Why we need to come home to ourselves

February 7, 2021 6:30:46 am

When we connect to what’s in the core of our beings, we connect to the rest of humanity

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When the kitchen feels oppressive even to women who love cooking

February 7, 2021 7:48:44 am

In the current “foodie” culture, we can’t avoid thorny questions about labour in the kitchen

Jeo Baby: “Just having a job doesn’t make a woman independent”

February 7, 2021 6:30:06 am

The director of the Malayalam film The Great Indian Kitchen on why gender parity should begin with equal distribution of domestic responsibilities