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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.
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How Pandit Birju Maharaj taught his students to be powerful like Jatayu and agile like a hen

January 21, 2022 1:19:51 pm

Maharaj ji always rewarded the seekers, teaching them more than just dance -- he was a thought for a better world

Gandhi assassination

Did a painter actually prophesy Gandhi’s assassination?

January 20, 2022 10:00:19 am

Rashtrapati Bhavan’s treasury of paintings on Mahatma Gandhi present him as leader, who identified with people and knew their pain

Parleys in the Jungle: Canines vs Felines

January 19, 2022 2:41:38 pm

Like among our domesticated friends, the cat and the dog, in the wild, too, this generational debate finds no happy ending

The Beatles in Rishikesh

When India changed the course of The Beatles’ lives forever

January 19, 2022 9:26:07 am

A new documentary, The Beatles and India, directed by Ajoy Bose and Peter Compton, to have its India premiere at the Kolkata International Film Festival, traces the time Beatles came to India and the cultural assimilation that followed

Bharti Kher

‘When I make a work, I tap into the things that I don’t see’: Bharti Kher

January 17, 2022 11:03:34 am

The artist, 52, on her latest exhibition in Delhi, the inherited histories of objects and being a chronicler of the future

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Sunday Long Reads: Living in the metaverse, The Lost Daughter, Bollywood’s baddies, and more

January 18, 2022 11:45:46 am

Here are this week's interesting reads!

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Is metaverse snapping our connect with the real world?

January 16, 2022 4:44:43 pm

Psychologists are now worried if the human mind can process conflicting binaries and retain its balance


How Mumbai’s CSMVS became a repository of memories and culture, through wars, plague and pandemic

January 14, 2022 6:19:34 pm

In its centenary year, a look at how the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya tells stories of our shared humanity

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How The Lost Daughter addresses a mother’s social dilemma

January 13, 2022 1:20:04 pm

In her directorial debut, Maggie Gyllenhaal brings home a rarity on and off screen — mums who leave

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It’s a Cat and Dog Story

January 12, 2022 2:52:01 pm

In the game of one-upmanship, which among the two, evolved from a common ancestor, has a better chance at winning?

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Waiter, I need a fly in my soup

January 13, 2022 2:20:35 pm

Are insects the future of food? Entomophagy could be an essential element of global food security in the near future and save the planet

Dolma Aunty

Sunday Long Reads: Love for momos, Indian textile heritage, Left vs Right, skinks, books of 2022, and more

January 11, 2022 11:28:57 am

Don't miss out on this week's must-read stories!

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Why we need to reach out across the divide

January 9, 2022 4:00:46 pm

Wherever ideology creates schisms between us, we should rise beyond the comforts of those barriers and keep walking on the road that unites us

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What momos, which clocked over 1 crore online orders last year, mean to those selling them

January 9, 2022 6:16:45 pm

From a migrant dish to a city staple, the adaptable momo signals an evolving India, whose eating habits have been shaped by migrants from the sidelines of the food world

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How the Rashtrapati Bhavan has preserved Indian textile heritage

January 8, 2022 3:51:41 pm

As the independence ushered in the process of transforming Viceroy’s House into Rashtrapati Bhavan, its interiors' fabrics changed to reflect Indian traditional textiles


Why lizard’s cousin, the commonly found skinks, are difficult to spot

January 5, 2022 12:05:06 pm

The harmless, non-venomous ones saunter in indoors for heat on wintry evenings or when rains flood their tunnels

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January 4, 2022 10:00:51 am

SPECIAL TO THE EXPRESS: Writer-director Neel Chaudhuri on coping with grief and learning to live in the now

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Sunday Long Reads: Of faith and religion, doll diaries, the lure of the world wide web, and more

January 2, 2022 10:24:56 am

SPECIAL TO THE EXPRESS: Their work was a bright spot, making it to literary-award lists and creating standout OTT shows and theatrical productions, in the bleak pandemic year that went past. From writers to filmmakers to theatre directors, in this special fiction issue, we bring you a selection of short stories to start off the year.

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Our Gods and Goddesses

January 2, 2022 6:20:38 am

SPECIAL TO THE EXPRESS: UK-based writer Sandeep Raina narrates a tale of faith across communities — ties that ought to bind rather than isolate us

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The Purchase

January 2, 2022 6:00:47 am

The temptation and potency of the World Wide Web



January 1, 2022 9:00:04 am

SPECIAL TO THE EXPRESS: Of the sea and a match made in the wrong kind of heaven

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Doll Diaries

January 2, 2022 11:26:29 am

Be careful what you wish for -- they may just come true!

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Return of the King

December 31, 2021 6:00:25 am

Elvis Presley had died in 1977 and no one could stand the idea of him being resurrected by a South Indian man. Now, on the cusp of 2022, Karthik intended to change that


What takes down a bull elephant in a single bite?

January 4, 2022 12:53:27 pm

With spring-loaded reflexes and formidable swoops, the animal kingdom proves that size doesn’t matter

Atal Bihari Vajpayee

How Atal Bihari Vajpayee inspired the lives of many, including one to become the President of India

January 4, 2022 12:53:56 pm

From the late 1950, Atal Bihari Vajpayee made several visits to the Rashtrapati Bhavan, each imbued with a different emotion, reflecting the twists and turns of his political career