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  • 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 Dave Brubeck Quartet

    Time Farthest Out

    One day, back when thick rimmed glasses hadn’t “come back”, quite simply because they hadn’t left yet, Dave Brubeck set out to look for his mojo.
  • Courting the Countryside

    Newbie in Nuker

    Himachali women are a refreshing change from those I have encountered in the northern plains of rural India.
  • Do or Die?

    People who swear by fancy-sounding diets would do better to promote the love of good food than make debatable claims.
  • Rasmai Ya Ramgarh?

    Spending some time with a villager almost always assures one that change is the only constant we all look forward to.

The Tap #26

By Ramya Sriram