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Amar Kanwar

Amar Kanwar: From the fault lines

February 11, 2018 6:20:51 am

How the unabashedly political art of filmmaker Amar Kanwar is earning him a global following.

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Master of Weaves: Designer Sanjay Garg on completing a decade in the industry

February 11, 2018 12:05:49 am

The talented designer talks about the politics of fashion and why he doesn’t care about celebrities wearing his clothes.

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My Dear Motasha

February 11, 2018 1:03:29 pm

Remembering a favourite grandparent and his lingering presence in my life.

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The cradle will fall: On Leïla Slimani’s sensational book ‘Lullaby’

February 11, 2018 12:00:35 am

Leïla Slimani’s sensational book, Lullaby, asks difficult questions about motherhood and parenting. The French-Moroccan writer on why she believes it is her role to break the silence around women’s lives.

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Contempt Off Court

February 11, 2018 12:00:21 am

A gay lawyer takes the fight against Section 377 beyond the courtroom and onto the stage, with his latest theatre production

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Wounds in Deep Blue

February 11, 2018 12:00:16 am

Why I cannot bring myself to enjoy swimming.

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By The Book: For Once, a Blue Moon

February 11, 2018 12:00:16 am

A curated list of recommendations for the young ‘uns. This week, on all things lunar.

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‘Violence is no more an aberration or deviancy’

February 11, 2018 12:00:10 am

Artist Riyas Komu on his new exhibition, the political nature of his art and why he has faith in the power of public action

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‘I wanted to put everything in a social and political context’

February 11, 2018 12:00:09 am

Writer Sujatha Gidla on what drives her, her case against reservation and why she is not confident about Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani’s electoral prospects.

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Down in Jungleland: Nature’s Improv

February 11, 2018 12:00:06 am

How mother nature adapts to changing circumstances.

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Sky Above My Head

February 11, 2018 12:00:06 am

A Kolkata collective offers free education to underprivileged kids.

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There is an online voting about Ram Temple’s fate… and WE SHOULD WIN

February 4, 2018 10:36:16 am

We should not ignore this poll… what does it matter, all this law-shaw? Court said let that Bhansali film release, but Karni Sena warriors are still on the street…Go now! Vote in that online poll deciding the fate of Ram Temple. What, you don’t believe me?

A classic car rally and exhibition in Jaipur keeps its tryst with tradition

February 4, 2018 10:41:19 am

The exhibition will be held on the lawns of Taj Jai Mahal Palace. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, the venue provides the perfect ambience for exhibiting classic cars. This year’s highlights include a 1936 Pierce Arrow, a 1930 Rolls Royce, and a 1922 Wolseley Tourer.

Losing It: The internet has something for everyone struggling with weight and body image issues

February 4, 2018 12:05:13 am

From YouTube dieticians to online hucksters of miracle diets, the internet has something for everyone struggling with weight and body image issues. But how do you know it is not playing you?

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Real Facts, Alt President

February 4, 2018 12:05:01 am

Who would you rather believe?

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Vineet Kumar Singh’s desi knockout

February 4, 2018 7:47:03 am

Actor Vineet Kumar Singh on playing a boxer in Mukkabaaz, and how he lived his life best between the calls of action and cut.

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Down in Jungleland: Playing hide and seek, thanks to the deviousness of Mother Nature

February 4, 2018 10:42:35 am

The wickedest trick is played by those wily orchids which behave unspeakably towards some bees, wasps and flies. These orchids turn up dressed like very pretty lady bees, wasps or flies. When, say, a dude (and dumb) bee happens to pass by, he’s on to her in a second.

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Israel is leading the way when it comes to the world’s vegan movement

February 4, 2018 10:43:58 am

'A week or two after returning to India, as we were trying to soak in the phenomenon of veganism in Israel, we came across a headline in the Jerusalem Post: “Veganism Set to Top Culinary Trends of 2018 With Israel at The Helm!” Yes, you bet!'

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Rupi Kaur: The attractive, marketable social media icon critics love to rage at and young Instagrammers flock to

February 4, 2018 10:44:39 am

Last year, a 3,000-word BuzzFeed article criticised Rupi Kaur for positioning herself as the voice of South Asian immigrant women. Kaur’s eyes widen, and she allows herself a little laugh

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Arvind Gupta on taking science to children with toys made from junk for over three decades

February 4, 2018 10:48:05 am

Arvind Gupta retired from active work around four years ago and now lives in Chennai with his daughter. But his work has a new life, thanks to the interwebz. A few months ago, he got a mail from teachers in Germany who were teaching Syrian children in refugee camps.

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Where the party really is: Ditch the usual fare, go for unique Goan flavours

February 4, 2018 12:00:06 am

Ditch the usual fare in Goa and get onboard an alternative food trail to really remember the beach town by.

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat: More fiction than history

February 4, 2018 7:46:06 am

In killing the spiritual core of the epic on which his film is based, Sanjay Leela Bhansali set up his movie, and its characters, all wrong.

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This fest is lit: Get set to go to these literary festivals around the world in 2018

February 13, 2018 4:36:49 pm

Around the world with lit fests. The year has just begun and there is a whole list of literature festivals that beckon the true bibliophile, and we've short-listed five of our favourites for you.

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How I Learned to Love Delhi

January 28, 2018 12:00:56 am

When the language doesn’t play spoilsport, that is.

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Looking for Lai Pata: For those uprooted by the Partition, permanence comes from the stories of food

January 28, 2018 10:29:54 am

It is these stories of food linked with home that I often think, co-join the lives of so called modern immigrants of today’s world — people who move cities for work, thriving often in the isolated metropolises, where each of us are often abandoned creatures without the comfort of the taste we inherit.