Essays

How the Body Remembers

How the Body Remembers

By Arshia Sattar 0

Memories of love are physical. It is our skin, writes Arshia Sattar, that recalls what it was to be touched, our hands that recall what it was to touch, and so we revive the corporeality of lost lovers

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The Lottery

The Lottery

By Nityan Unnikrishnan 1

A graphic story by Nityan Unnikrishnan on love and companionship

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A Beating Heart Behind the Words

A Beating Heart Behind the Words

By Janice Pariat 0

What do we write about when we write about love, asks Janice Pariat

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The Biological Imperative

The Biological Imperative

By Shougat Dasgupta 0

Shougat Dasgupta reflects on the politics of parenthood. And loving your children

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Love is a Battlefield

Love is a Battlefield

By GN Devy 0

And we’re fighting for our future. Our fraught quest to find meaning in love might be what makes us human, argues GN Devy. It imbues mankind with a cosmic grace

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Perpetuating Privilege

Perpetuating Privilege

By Amita Baviskar 0

Whatever the populist rhetoric, elites have always found ways to defend their interests and shut others out, argues Amita Baviskar

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Shantiniketan Days

Shantiniketan Days

By Shivani, translated from Hindi by Ira Pande 1

This is an excerpt from Amader Shantiniketan, written almost 50 years ago by Shivani, translated by Ira Pande

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The Star Files

The Star Files

By Nasreen Munni Kabir 0

Thirty years ago, Nasreen Munni Kabir met a man who had long been a legend. Excerpts from an interview with the inimitable Dev Anand

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The Little Publisher That Could

The Little Publisher That Could

By Sandip Roy 1

A stubborn devotion to quality and Kolkata characterises Naveen Kishore, the founder of Seagull Books, bringing Nobel winners and world literature to a bookshop near you, writes Sandip Roy

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Jackie and Tania

Jackie and Tania

By Margot Cohen 0

Escaping the Holocaust, many Jews found refuge in India. Margot Cohen tells the story of one couple who remade their lives in a gentle, generous Bangalore

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