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  • A Foodie's Day in Beijing

    A Foodie’s Day Out in Beijing

    For the patient, curious, and intrepid traveller, there is almost no better place for a food adventure.
  • Dharamshala International Film Festival 2014

    Cinema’s Home in the Hills

    In conversation with the minds behind the Dharamshala International Film Festival.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Verrier Elwin

    Undoing the Amnesia

    On the life and times of Dr. Verrier Elwin.
  • "Oh, those Calcuttans."

    A Nobody, a Nation, and a Few Fugitive Comprehensions

    Did my leaving India bind me to it in a way that staying would not have?
  • 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.
  • Sainsbury's

    Of Cheap Coffee and Angry Yellow Curries

    For an Indian living in the U.K., an angry yellow curry is better than no curry.
  • 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.
  • Nipun Mehta

    The Man Who Doesn’t Use Money

    In 2012, all it took was a 20-minute-long talk at UPenn for an unknown name, Nipun Mehta, to become an Internet phenomenon.
  • Air India

    Ghosts of Homecomings Past

    Flying Air India somehow brings out the unreasonable, the rebellious, and the ridiculous in a disconcertingly large number of passengers.
  • Bhaji Gully

    A Portrait of Bhaji Gully

    A small fire pierces the indigo chill, while the rough bristles of a broom scrape the stained pavements.
  • The Ramayana Syndrome

    The Ramayana Syndrome

    What would happen today if an attempt were made to project on T.V. a different version of the Ramayana?

The Tap #24

By Ramya Sriram