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The quintessential prey

Care, coexistence and predation in a recent Hindi film on human-animal relations.

| Jul 26, 2021

Papa’s letters

A short story.

| Nov 13, 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

The death of a book bazaar

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

| Feb 05, 2020

Tracing memories

Six poems

| Oct 22, 2016

The red scarf

A short story

| Sep 01, 2016

Great migrant hope

Indian migrant labourers in Jordon and other West Asian countries have little to hope for unless there is considerable labour reform.

| Aug 24, 2016

In the time of toxic air

Addressing pollution in Southasian cities requires going beyond the 'development versus environment' debate.

| Jun 29, 2015

Reframing the city

Awadhendra Sharan's 'In the City, Out of Place' might be the most important book on Delhi in recent times.

| Jun 23, 2015

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