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The Poor and the Baffled

The Poor and the Baffled

By Nityan Unnikrishnan 0

Nityan Unnikrishnan continues to be baffled about the state of the nation and its people

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The Good Snob

The Good Snob

By Bulbul Sharma 0

The vicious business of becoming upper-class—and the harder task of staying there. Bulbul Sharma on the cut and thrust of an eternal game

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Nowhere Man

Nowhere Man

By Shougat Dasgupta 0

In a hierarchical society is there any greater privilege than being able to declare yourself free of class, wonders Shougat Dasgupta

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The Aristoprats

The Aristoprats

By Shrayana Bhattacharya 13

A year of dating a feudal throwback forced Shrayana Bhattacharya to confront her fascination with the wealthy

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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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Class Action

Class Action

By Anjali Doshi 0

The exclusivist origins of India’s “sport of the masses”. Anjali Doshi traces the history of cricket in the subcontinent

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The Comedy of Manners

The Comedy of Manners

By Michael Snyder 0

Is etiquette more than snobbery? Is the egalitarianism of the present, the informality, any more inclusive, or is it just a pose, asks Michael Snyder

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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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Love in Bombay

Love in Bombay

By Anurag Banerjee 0

With few public spaces—and considerable public reproachfulness—Bombay is an unlikely haven for lovers. Anurag Banerjee shares some city secrets

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High Culture

High Culture

By Anupam Sah 3

Mountain heritage is as fragile as its environment. Conservationist Anupam Sah recounts his Kumaon childhood, describes the similarity of traditions across the Himalaya and prescribes an approach to preserving this precious heritage, both built and intangible

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