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‘In my opinion, democracy does not exist in India’

January 19, 2020 8:01:35 am

Writer Asghar Wajahat on his disillusionment with democracy and the upcoming screen adaptation of one of his plays.

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The digital risks that come with recording these times of protest

January 19, 2020 7:48:59 am

These are all actions that make sure that the arc of history remains bent in the right direction, and that paid troll farms and hired authoritative cells do not capture the narrative.

From anti-CAA protests, to JNU and Jamia, why women are leading the fight

From anti-CAA protests, to JNU and Jamia, why women are leading the fight

January 19, 2020 7:48:55 am

For years, they have fought the smaller battles at home. But as women from all classes and creeds occupy streets once considered unsafe, as their thunderous, peaceful presence bolsters the anti-CAA protests, as they face lathis and iron rods, they signal a new beginning.

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We are moving away from the novel, says ‘Show Them A Good Time’ author Nicole Flattery

January 19, 2020 8:00:50 am

Irish author Nicole Flattery on her debut and the resurgence of essays

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A perfect stuffing

January 19, 2020 8:14:19 am

A deep dive into the samosa in all its glory.

‘As an artist, it’s important to have conversations’, says Artist Bose Krishnamachari

January 19, 2020 8:14:16 am

Artist Bose Krishnamachari, 57, on returning with a solo after nearly a decade and why an artist cannot work in isolation from his surroundings.

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The Vegans Are Coming

January 19, 2020 8:14:11 am

Or, what scares plants the most.

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Alan Sealy on becoming a writer, being bypassed by stardom and protests in India

January 19, 2020 8:01:01 am

In the three decades since the publication of The Trotter-Nama, Irwin Allan Sealy has turned his back on the West, the distractions of celebrity and forged a dazzling, homegrown tradition of writing

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Sunday Long Reads: Anti-CAA stir, Akbar Padamsee, cinema and more

January 12, 2020 2:32:45 pm

A witty friend and a generous mentor, Akbar Padamsee was an artist who merged philosophy, aesthetics in his work.

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In Other Worlds

January 12, 2020 6:37:57 am

An Englishman in Bangkok, Lawrence Osborne's dark, stylish novels have earned him parallels with Graham Greene - the comparison fits, in more ways than one.

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Truth Be Told

January 12, 2020 8:49:18 am

Let’s talk about politics.

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The Landscapes of Craft

January 12, 2020 8:49:11 am

Robert Macfarlane and the generosity of nature writing.

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The University That Built Me

January 12, 2020 8:49:07 am

At Jawaharlal Nehru University, I learned to shed my many layers of privilege and realised that there is nothing apolitical about life.

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Poetry and songs have become the soul of the nation-wide protests against the new citizenship law

January 12, 2020 2:30:08 pm

With the republic preparing to celebrate its 71st year, citizens of all ages, led by the young, are singing Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s Hum dekhenge, Habib Jalib’s Dastoor and Rahat Indori’s Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai.

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Writers at Liberty

January 13, 2020 2:47:15 pm

From writers and publishers to festival organisers, the literary community is rallying behind those protesting the new citizenship law and the rupture in civil liberties.

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Working On Faith

January 12, 2020 6:08:00 am

Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles on making The Two Popes and his instinctive cinematic language.

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The Artist in Every Shade

January 21, 2020 7:08:08 pm

Ever the cerebral experimenter, Akbar Padamsee’s artistic vision grew over several phases

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It feels like I’ve known Akbar forever, says Krishen Khanna

January 12, 2020 8:04:41 am

The 94-year-old artist, the last of the Progressives, remembers his friend

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Lines of Beauty

January 12, 2020 8:04:29 am

A wonderful teacher, a witty friend and a generous mentor, Akbar Padamsee was an artist who merged philosophy and aesthetics in his work to remarkable ends.

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We have become a country of walls and barricades, where only a certain kind of people are allowed

January 12, 2020 8:04:50 am

Building Blocks: A look at public spaces built after 1947