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The paanwallah 

A devotee’s paean to the culture of paan.

| Dec 09, 2022

Tunnel to the future

How the Atal Tunnel is reshaping life in Lahaul.

Ghar ki shaadi

Of family pressure, maulvis and the nikahnama.

| Sep 27, 2022

Notes on the Sri Lankan struggle

Police brutality and growing public consciousness during the ‘Janatha Aragalaya’.

| Aug 09, 2022

India’s vanishing pasts

On the Idara archives' efforts to preserve Deccan literary, artistic, and historical cultures.

Productively ‘perverse’

Punjabi films of the 1970s-80s as a tool for resistance during Zia-ul-Haq’s dictatorship.

| May 24, 2022

The hearth of the matter

A writer's personal reckoning with ancestral kitchens and the ways in which we occupy them.

| Feb 25, 2022

Eating from the Bohra thaal

How commensality for some could mean alienation to others.

| Feb 23, 2022

No laphing matter

On the Tibetan dish laphing and its recent popularity across the region.

Pakistan’s digital battlegrounds

The unexpected rise of esports in Pakistan.

| Feb 18, 2022

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