Essays

In Storage

In Storage

Parni Ray 1

Kolkata's Victoria Memorial Hall has always been irresistible to Parni Ray. In part, it's because the iconic museum hides as much as it shows

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A City Without Time

A City Without Time

Anand Vivek Taneja 29

Anand Vivek Taneja remembers a dead river in a Delhi that has turned its back on it, just as it has on a language that was its own

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Little Wing

Little Wing

Akshai Jain 0

Akshai Jain looks at one man's mission to explain the return migration, across the Indian Ocean, of the humble dragonfly

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Memory’s Savour

Memory’s Savour

Avtar Singh 4

Love turns other people's histories into your own, writes Avtar Singh

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A Year in Delhi

A Year in Delhi

Ruskin Bond 3

Ruskin Bond remembers a very new capital city during World War II, complete with scorpions, waltzes and precious time spent with his father

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The Rights of Spring

The Rights of Spring

Noga Arikha 0

Noga Arikha considers the memories we’re all entitled to carry, and how they’re threatened by the vicious world we live in today

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The Sea, The Sea

The Sea, The Sea

Manjula Padmanabhan 1

Indifferent and consuming though it may be, Manjula Padmanabhan is still drawn to the sea

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Bad Tidings

Bad Tidings

Bulbul Sharma 0

Bulbul Sharma charts her family’s aversion to crossing the dreaded kala pani

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Naval Gazing

Naval Gazing

Jean-Marie Lafont 0

Jean-Marie Lafont considers how indigenous Indian navies of the 18th century contested British dominance

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As I Like It

As I Like It

Vibhuti Patel 0

Vibhuti Patel writes about her eternal love for Shakespeare—and Kenneth Branagh, a Macbeth after her own heart

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