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Revisiting Mehrauli

Swapna Liddle, author-historian, on Mehrauli, its composite culture and misinformation around its history.

| Dec 22, 2022

The paanwallah 

A devotee’s paean to the culture of paan.

| Dec 09, 2022

Tamil Sikh

A fragment of memory from 1984.

| Jun 14, 2022

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

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