Culture

The Lalbujh Affair

A short story.

| Aug 23, 2020

Nepal’s Ramayanas

The study of myths and histories in Southasia needs to transcend modern political boundaries.

| Aug 10, 2020

Re-centring the fold

A tongue-in-cheek exploration of fashion magazines in India.

The caste of Karnatic music

An untold history of mrdangam makers.

| Jul 07, 2020

The death of a book bazaar

Delhi’s beautification drive comes at the cost of a historic Sunday book market. 

| Feb 05, 2020

Resurrecting a forgotten architect

Does the fictionalised retelling of Minnette de Silva’s story do justice to her life and work?

| Oct 07, 2019

Bigot makes me coffee

A short story

| Jun 07, 2019

A novel of thresholds

‘Basanti’ and writing the New Woman in Odia literary culture

| May 22, 2019

Scoping the bigger picture

A photography festival in Dhaka seeks new answers to the erosion of public freedoms.

| Apr 10, 2019

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