culture

Who doesn’t put ghee in their khichuri?

On food and representation, online and offline.

| Sep 11, 2020

Chronicling courtesans

A new book documents the forgotten history of tawaifs – or courtesans – in northern India.

| Feb 11, 2020

Rain in Prague

A short story.

| Oct 25, 2019

From ‘Mother India’ to ‘Mission Mangal’

Homegrown technologies at the service of Indian nationalism in Hindi cinema.

| Sep 18, 2019

Bigot makes me coffee

A short story

| Jun 07, 2019

Holes

A short story

| Mar 15, 2019

Fitna

FICTION | We were too much of what couldn’t be controlled.

| May 04, 2018

End overend

A short story

| Sep 01, 2016

Questioning Sairat’s politics

The caste and gender dynamics of Nagraj Manjule’s ‘Sairat’.

| Jul 25, 2016

Shangri-la, continued

Thimphu bookshops, language choice and the most recent clutch of fiction from Bhutan.

| Jun 24, 2016

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