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.
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June 17, 2018 7:26:13 am

Unlike female friendships, male bonding has always had a special place in Hindi films. But why should boys have all the fun?

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June 17, 2018 12:00:46 am

Why an archaeological discovery has put a small village in western Uttar Pradesh on the world map. Some time back, villagers reported pieces of copper and clay pottery on their fields.

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June 17, 2018 7:18:03 am

Why Malayalam novelist KP Ramanunni undertook a penance for the Kathua gangrape in a Kerala temple. According to him, it was his response as a Hindu and a believer. He said he was following the Gandhian tradition of personal atonement for a public evil.

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June 17, 2018 12:00:26 am

For over 100 years, neither the furniture nor the taste has changed at this misal pav restaurant in Pune. While Vaidya Uphar Gruha may not be Pune’s first misal restaurant, it definitely stands out for its recipe.

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June 17, 2018 11:43:11 am

A look at public spaces built after 1947: How New Delhi’s well-known 3.5 acre site of cultural space housing the trinity complex of Lalit Kala, Sangeet Natak and Sahitya Akademi came to be.

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June 17, 2018 12:00:25 am

Of peacocks and peahens who come alive during the monsoon. It is during the monsoons, that the gentlemen come into their own. A dancing peacock can stop you in your tracks no matter how many times you may have seen it perform before.

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June 17, 2018 12:00:20 am

Bengaluru municipality’s proposed pet licensing by-laws have met with overwhelming protest from animal welfare activists and pet owners. It has led to howls of indignation from dog owners in the city.

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June 17, 2018 3:58:57 pm

Tourism has taken its toll on Indian hill stations, especially Shimla, but Jibhi in Himachal Pradesh is still waiting for tourists to make landfall with help from the nascent tourism ecosystem.

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June 17, 2018 12:00:04 am

At dusk, as the lanterns begin to cast a glow over lakeshore restaurants and the street orchestras serenade the dancers, lounge around belvederes, life seems charmed as we soak in the crisp alpine breeze by the lakeside.

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June 17, 2018 12:00:03 am

On a day out in Suva, the nation’s capital and once a scene of political crisis, a perfect day wrought from sunshine and sapphire skies is decorated with colourful cocktails on the terraces of the iconic Grand Pacific Hotel.

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June 17, 2018 12:00:02 am

The late Anthony Bourdain’s wisdom on life, food and travel continues to touch lives

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June 11, 2018 11:47:30 pm

An American writer on why she documented the desires and disillusionments of marriage in Mumbai.

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June 11, 2018 2:33:12 pm

If only humans, too, could metamorphose like the butterfly.

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June 11, 2018 2:23:30 pm

Wondering what to pack in your child’s lunchbox? Let this mother-son duo take care of your tiffin woes.

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June 10, 2018 7:25:26 am

In his short career, Kaala director Pa Ranjith has been lauded as well as reviled for his perspective on caste.

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June 10, 2018 6:36:03 am

Veteran lyricist Yogesh on making a comeback, writing about Everyman and working with Salil Chowdhury.

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June 12, 2018 11:40:41 am

"Our world is shown as colourless and poverty-stricken. Yes, we are economically poor but not culturally so. Where is the depiction of our vibrant culture, music and food? Why is our world shown bereft of it all?” asks Kaala director Pa Ranjith.

June 10, 2018 11:21:32 am

Hotelier Keshav Suri and restaurateur Ritu Dalmia were among those who filed petitions, in recent years, to strike down IPC Sec 377 in the Supreme Court. In this pride month, Suri and Dalmia talk about the pitfalls of homophobia and championing the cause from positions of privilege.

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June 10, 2018 6:00:22 am

Is it a ‘naagin’? Is it a being possessed? No, it is the north Indian male doing his best ‘shaadi’ dance.

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June 10, 2018 12:00:29 am

When you are a woman dealing with infertility, your privacy is the first luxury to go. Privacy is right to be treated with sensitivity. But when you’re infertile, it’s a luxury you should never expect.