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  • 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.
  • Game On?

    Expectations, they say, kill an idea. And after reading Guy Ritchie's Gamekeeper, I agree vehemently.
  • A Bit of Jeeves and Wooster

    Everyone has their own perfect Jeeves and Wooster, but I can't see anyone other than Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie in those roles.
  • The Tea Party (Part 2)

    This decade has rendered us incapable of facing a gathering on a Sunday without a cocktail or three.
  • Hiking Up Hipti

    Seven households, one school, and one tiny gompa (monastery) make up Hipti, a small village in Ladakh.
The Oracle of Tripe #7

The Oracle of Tripe #7

By Chaitanya Modak and Benita Fernando
The Oracle of Tripe #7