Hyderabad

India’s vanishing pasts

On the Idara archives' efforts to preserve Deccan literary, artistic, and historical cultures.

Young rebellions

A new book chronicles the recent wave of youth movements in India against ascendant Hindutva and neoliberalism.

| Jul 22, 2019

O reader, read this couplet

Inscriptions on Pakistani trucks offer a key to understanding the popular worldview on the ground, and it is different from what the world hears about Pakistan.

| Aug 01, 2009

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