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High Culture

High Culture

By Anupam Sah 0

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 0

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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Weekend Warriors

Weekend Warriors

By Shougat Dasgupta 2

Sports on TV is gripping entertainment. Perfect bodies performing impossible feats. But where’s the soul, asks Shougat Dasgupta

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The Mindful Body

The Mindful Body

By Leela Samson 1

An art form that uses the body as its instrument but is ruled by the mind—and the heart. Leela Samson on the challenges faced by the Indian classical dancer

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Morbid Curiosities

Morbid Curiosities

By Ambarish Satwik 0

Ambarish Satwik on his days as a student of anatomy, poking around in cadavers and studying photographs of extravagantly diseased bodies

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Mother and Son

Mother and Son

By Jai Arjun Singh 0

So much has been left unsaid, or taken for said, in an unusually close relationship with one parent, says Jai Arjun Singh, that when it’s time to talk you have to relearn

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Family Lore

Family Lore

By Jerry Pinto 0

We tell stories to make sense of ourselves, writes Jerry Pinto. But our origins, the people closest to us, are mysteries that resist explanation

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Filming the Family

Filming the Family

by Preksha Sharma 0

What happens when you turn the camera on your own? Preksha Sharma investigates

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