Essays

Strugglers’ Lane

Strugglers’ Lane

Helen Jones 0

Helen Jones spends the day with wannabe actors desperately seeking their big break

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The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate

Mustansir Dalvi 0

As Mumbai's developers encroach on every inch of city space, its people are forced into trading their homes as commodity

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An Inner Biography

An Inner Biography

Sudhir Kakar 0

In a first-of-its-kind psychological portrait on Rabindranath Tagore, Sudhir Kakar attempts to lay bare the deeper truths of the genius’ early life and work

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After Dark

After Dark

Sidharth Bhatia 2

Dens of iniquity or hotbeds of modernisation? Sidharth Bhatia revisits the nightclubs of 1950s and 60s Bollywood-with their sultry sirens, Western beats and cult dances-to hum a tribute to the "club song"

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Sound Effect

Sound Effect

Vibhuti Patel 1

Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain and neuroscientist Seth Horowitz attempt to unravel the complex relationship between rhythm and the brain

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Insatiable Quest

Insatiable Quest

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr 1

Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr explores the coming of age of culinary cosmopolitanism across urban India

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Turkish Delights

Turkish Delights

Melik Kaylan 0

Or how an Istanbulite discovers his city through the lens of an Indian friend

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A Garden for Aliens

A Garden for Aliens

Bulbul Sharma 1

The travails of growing lavender in the Indian hills

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Italian Nocturne

Italian Nocturne

Sheela Raman 0

Sheela Raman moves to Italy only to find herself back in India

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Whose Roghanjosh is it Anyway?

Whose Roghanjosh is it Anyway?

Sudha Koul 1

In tracing the ancestry and essence of the popular meat dish, culinary expert Sudha Koul explores the idea of authenticity and Kashmiriat

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