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Articles labelled ‘columns’

  • More Than a Story

    Heartbreaking in a way only sheer beauty can be, Craig Thompson's Habibi is a celebration: of love, lust, and the human need for company.
  • The Genetic Mules

    There is no magical wind that breathes life into mere bones and flesh, even if that is what the Book of Genesis or other religious scriptures would have us believe.
  • Remembering Malgudi

    We are probably the last generation of urban kids that remembers watching Doordarshan shows like Malgudi Days, Byomkesh Bakshi, and Flop Show.
  • Beyond Happily Ever After

    A world of magic, marvels, and miracles; a world borrowed, stolen, yet far moved from the innocence of the happily-ever-afters.
  • Winding Up the Clock

    Where does one start when one starts to ponder such fundamental questions as the origins of life and the nature of time itself?
  • Village Vignettes: Romancing Rural Rajasthan

    In Rajasthan, pride does not take on the ugly avatar of arrogance. It helps the people ground themselves in a coherent identity in the face of a fast globalising landscape.
  • Deliciously Despicable Dexter

    The slow blossoming of a ‘monster’ into a human being has been wonderful to watch.
  • Everyone’s a Fucking Editor

    The Transmetropolitan series of graphic novels is satiric, dark, and wonderfully profane.
  • Blood and Lust

    If you can keep up with all the gore and naked, white flesh that comes with most H.B.O. shows, you will enjoy True Blood.
  • Village Vignettes: Harvest Season

    Being a handicap in a farming family is a deadly curse—the ignominy of being an extra mouth to feed without the solace of being a helping hand.
  • U-bends: Ujeli, Again

    Uttarkashi isn’t likely to make the top ten lists of many tourists. It doesn’t offer much in the way of museums or ancient ruins or souvenirs.
  • Winter Is Coming

    To put it simply, Game of Thrones is no simple, black-and-white tale of good versus evil.

The Tap #26

By Ramya Sriram