Essays

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 0

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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The Missing Link

The Missing Link

By Mamang Dai 0

What do mountain-dwellers feel about their homeland—those forbidding and entrancing, life-sustaining highlands? Mamang Dai ponders the mystique of the Eastern Himalaya in Arunachal Pradesh

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The Joys of the Unknown

The Joys of the Unknown

By Martin Moran 1

So much Himalayan lore is centred on the highest peaks, argues Martin Moran, that the glories of the rest remain unexplored

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The Hill and the Mountain

The Hill and the Mountain

By Bill Aitken 1

And the many continents in between. Bill Aitken on mountains as a means of self-discovery

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Ruined City

Ruined City

By Gautam Bhatia 0

An architect imagines a Delhi of the future. Dystopian? Yes, but Gautam Bhatia’s drawings should not shock—not in times like these

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What They Took

What They Took

By Sharif Elmusa 0

Once symbolic of progress, the tractor, recalls Sharif Elmusa, owned and loved by his family of Palestinian farmers, became a tool used in their literal uprooting, in the removal of the soil beneath their feet

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