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The Aristoprats

The Aristoprats

By Shrayana Bhattacharya 11

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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Access

Access

By Janaki Lenin 0

An old relationship between mountain shepherds and villagers features new tensions. Janaki Lenin is witness to the changing dynamic between Kinnaura shepherds and Spitian villagers

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The Story of Wangdi Norbu

The Story of Wangdi Norbu

By Nandini Purandare and Deepa Balsavar 1

The great feats of 20th-century Himalayan mountaineering rested on the shoulders of unknown Sherpa and Bhotia youths. Deepa Balsavar and Nandini Purandare piece together the story of one such unsung hero

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The Unfinished Book of Family

The Unfinished Book of Family

By Mandakini Dubey 3

Every family is a novel in the making: a ready cast of characters, tales of heroism and farce, an easy organic structure. But though in the beginning there may have been the Word, the end will always be elusive, concludes…

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