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All Hail the Queen

All Hail the Queen

By Sohini Chattopadhyay 2

The virangana persona of Fearless Nadia finds echoes in the all-action female leads we see today, writes Sohini Chattopadhyay

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After Taste

After Taste

By Mahesh Rao 1

Penis-shaped cakes, gourmandising matrons, chorizo-stuffed baby squid at a child’s birthday: Mahesh Rao teases out the flavours of excess in this Delhi triptych about people you may know

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The Breathless Hours

The Breathless Hours

by Janaki Lenin 6

Janaki Lenin describes the nocturnal habits of our most fearsome snake, the common Indian krait

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Learning to Fly

Learning to Fly

by Rajesh Devraj and Gitanjali Rao 0

Gitanjali Rao and Rajesh Devraj re-imagine the first years of Bibbi’s journey to becoming Begum Akhtar

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The Long Goodbye

The Long Goodbye

by Nityan Unnikrishnan 0

Nityan Unnikrishnan draws out the urban-dweller’s hankering for a distant, quieter, greener place

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Night Visions

Night Visions

by Manjula Padmanabhan 0

If allowed to, a child can find many guides in the dark. Manjula Padmanabhan illuminates the age of wonder

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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep

by Srinath Perur 0

The night terrifies and enlightens, writes Srinath Perur. It is when we consider the mysteries of our own lives, and what is inevitably in store for us all

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A Long Winter

A Long Winter

by Alisha Sett 4

Alisha Sett remembers a friendship struck up with a Pakistani storekeeper in Boston

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Nocturne

Nocturne

By Parni Ray 0

Parni Ray examines the night in this suite about trains, travel and the long journey home

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Turn off the Lights

Turn off the Lights

by Suprabha Seshan 14

Suprabha Seshan explains how our collective need to banish the dark is ruining our planet and our lives

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