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Shahidul Alam: Lessons in unlearning

The eye that challenged the status quo.

| Oct 12, 2018

The making and unmaking of a star

On the life and times of Qandeel Baloch, Pakistan’s first social-media celebrity.

| Jul 26, 2018

Adventures of a wildlife biologist

Why were lion-tailed monkeys the object of hatred among planners in Tamil Nadu and Kerala?

| Jul 19, 2018

A conversation with Asma Jahangir

From our archives, when the human-rights activist spoke to author Ritu Menon.

| Feb 11, 2018

Rewriting the Empire: an interview with Shrabani Basu

Journalist and historian Shrabani Basu talks about filling the gaps in the history of colonial India's relationship with Britain.

| Jan 27, 2018

A world of new solidarity

Harsh Mander on why we should raise our voice against injustice.

| Jun 10, 2016

Art beyond boundaries

A conversation with Pakistani artist Faiza Butt

| Jan 27, 2016

The tomb of Sha-Za-Fa

BOOK EXTRACT: A writer in search of Bahadur Shah Zafar’s tomb in Burma.

| Dec 24, 2015

The importance of being honest

BOOK EXTRACT: A gay man comes out to his father in 1980s India.

| Dec 23, 2015

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