Israeli actor-director Einat Weizman on her controversial play Palestine, Year Zero and why publicly supporting human rights is an act of courage in her country.
Julia Donaldson sits with a variety of marker pens in front of her, letting her young readers choose the colour they want her signature in. A young girl indicates a pink one. Donaldson looks at her kindly and says, “I am a little tired of pink. Shall we try purple instead?” The young girl stares back for a moment and then nods.
The Park Street cemetery, which is now 250 years old, is home to stories of Kolkata’s past and present.
My family… see… I also have a sense of humour. But chutkula is chutkula, and deshprem is deshprem.
Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s Padmavat is not a story of religious war. It is a tale with a moral: earth is vanity, nothing lasts forever.
The lonely life of a forest bungalow guard in UP’s Pilibhit tiger reserve.
They know the forest like no one else. They are the first point of contact when you visit India’s reserves and national parks. Yet, they remain forever in the shadows. We look at the unknown and unsung men of our wildlife story — the guards, the chowkidaars, the mahouts, the trackers and others who rise from the dust and return to them. First up, the story of Umer Mia and others of his ilk.
Behind Ranthambore’s success story, men of extraordinary courage and integrity.
Tamil Dalit writer Bama on 25 years of Karukku, writing in the language of her people and being a mentor-teacher to first-generation Dalit students.
On a slow trek in northwest Vietnam, negotiating the lush greens and rich ethnic culture of Sapa.
Inside one of Mumbai’s favourite ice cream shops.
74-year-old artist Vivan Sundaram talks about archives and history, his political leanings and how the 1968 strikes and agitations in universities and factories in France shaped him.
It’s a futile exercise to seek authenticity in abstractions such as colour and language.
The flight of a black kite is a thing of breath-taking perfection.
Tara Books travels to Japan for an exhibition that celebrates the exhilarating work of the Chennai-based indie publisher.
Do kids and wildlife go together? You’ll be surprised how.
Bengali Sweets in Bengali Market: Two brothers and their contribution to New Delhi’s sweet story.
In the heart of Ahmedabad, a space for immersive art.
From her alcove high in the mountains, Didi Contractor has spent decades making buildings in the image of nature. The 88-year-old self-taught architect’s oeuvre, like her life, is a story of rare beauty.
While most Instagram handles that chronicle the city attempt to capture its beauty, Gopal’s Mumbai, when paused, does not look pretty. It is the mundane that sets his work apart.