Essays

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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In Replica

In Replica

Srinath Perur 1

Srinath Perur gives us some perspective about our shrinking world and what it means to travel it nowadays

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John and the Sea

John and the Sea

Gautam Pemmaraju 4

Gautam Pemmaraju goes looking for a man whose currents run deep as any ocean’s

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Faraway Island

Faraway Island

Rupika Chawla 0

Looking back at a long-ago stay in Lakshadweep, Rupika Chawla remembers beauty, isolation and a crushing claustrophobia

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The Edge of Beauty

The Edge of Beauty

Shougat Dasgupta 0

Shougat Dasgupta examines the knotted relationship between Sri Lanka’s celebrated landscape and its provocative filmmakers

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