Essays

Dargahs

Dargahs

By Madhavi Menon 0

A neglected tomb in Delhi holds within it a story of extraordinary passion between two men. Madhavi Menon examines Indian Sufism's ecstatic homoeroticism

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The Reader

The Reader

By Gautam Bhatia 0

A schoolgirl of fierce intelligence, determined to forge her own stubborn path through the world, Gautam Bhatia remembers his singular sister

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How the Body Remembers

How the Body Remembers

By Arshia Sattar 3

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 2

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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