Reading Kashmir

One year after the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, a selection of articles on the region.

| Aug 06, 2020

The ‘note’ economy

A brief history of English-literature exams in contemporary India.

| Aug 03, 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 anatomy of a torture complaint

Police brutality in India’s model state.

| Jul 01, 2020

When India put Indians in camps

The internment of Chinese Indians during the Sino-Indian War of 1962 has contemporary echoes.

| Jun 09, 2020

Braving it all

For women in Kashmir, journalism is a life-long struggle.

| Jun 05, 2020

Style and the city

Two writers explore the politics of fashion in Bombay and Delhi.

The fight for the commons

Who has the power to secure and legislate public spaces in cities?

| May 25, 2020

In Kashmir, Resistance is Mainstream

The Indian state’s decades-old tactic of installing and dethroning loyalists in Kashmir continues.

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