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  • Woman in Charge

    Woman in Charge: Picking

    As the women sat together, they picked the leaves off the branches, leaving only the tiny buds that now smelled ripe with intoxication.
  • Woman in Charge

    Woman in Charge: Dreams

    At this moment, more than anything, she wished she too could giggle and laugh and read words and whisper secrets.
  • Woman in Charge

    Woman in Charge: Mother

    At times like these, Tara missed the gentle music of her village, which was so unlike this town.
  • Woman in Charge

    Woman in Charge: Respect

    Hair that shined in the morning light, ruddy cheeks, small eyes, and full lips. Their gaze, she knew, rested on her.
  • Woman in Charge

    Woman in Charge: Pradhan

    'Woman in Charge' is a new series, based on true events, that explores the life of a female Pradhan in a Kumaoni village.
  • Fandry

    Beyond Bollywood #5: Fandry

    Even when a larger-than-life portrait of Ambedkar is looking over you, there is only so far the love story of a lower caste boy and an upper caste girl can go.
  • Gandu

    Beyond Bollywood #4: Gandu

    Gandu's quest won’t bring tears to your eyes or that warm feeling in your heart. But you will also not be able to take your eyes off it.
  • My Beautiful Laundrette

    Beyond Bollywood #3: My Beautiful Laundrette

    The brilliance of this film lies in the flesh, the muscle, the teeth that Kureishi’s writing gives it.
  • Sita Sings the Blues

    Beyond Bollywood #2: Sita Sings the Blues

    Director Nina Paley uses lightness and humour to weave together a cutting commentary on one of the greatest epics in history.
  • The Pool

    Beyond Bollywood #1: The Pool

    Chris Smith's The Pool is a narrative of survival, not triumph; of life, not drama. Released in 2007, it is everything that Slumdog Millionaire was not.
  • The Power of Pie

    The Power of Pie

    Do we love the idea of cooking more than the act of cooking itself?
  • The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

    Is Your Food Depressed?

    Can love taste like a red velvet cupcake? Can pride taste like freshly baked bread at four in the morning?
The City Speaks #1

The City Speaks #1

By Jai Undurti and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj
The City Speaks #1