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  • Photograph by Jaideep Unudurti.

    Northern Lights

    “Welcome to Sweden, you lunatic,” says Karl. I’ve just landed in Stockholm, where the temperature is a bracing -19 degrees Celsius.
  • Sacred Cows, Indispensable Women

    Sacred Cows, Indispensable Women

    Even in a country as inherently classist as India, a lower class man has far more power than an upper class woman.
  • Cigars in Cuba

    Rolling Cigars in Havana

    A cigar festival is held in Havana every year and cigar tasting tours, as well as tours to nearby tobacco plantations, are extremely popular.
  • Nandita Das's Between the Lines

    Play a Little Harder to Get, Playwrights

    While Between the Lines tackles the gender divide in the context of a married, well-to-do couple, Class of ’84 flirts briefly with homophobia.
  • The Moral Policeman's Guide to Spotting Immorality

    The Painfully Noble Origins of Moral Policing

    Apart from what it dresses in, one needs to constantly monitor where the body goes, who it is seen with, and when it can appear in public places.
  • The Bookstores of London

    The Bookstores of London

    Once the capital of the world, the city of London is riven with a thick sediment of words.
  • 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.
  • American McGee's Alice

    Exploring Wonderland

    American McGee's Alice infuses an air of freshness into a tale that is over a hundred years old.
  • Courting the Countryside

    Newbie in Nuker

    Himachali women are a refreshing change from those I have encountered in the northern plains of rural India.
  • Long Distance Love

    The Long-distancewalla

    Even in the age of the Internet, love is old-fashioned.
  • Do or Die?

    People who swear by fancy-sounding diets would do better to promote the love of good food than make debatable claims.
The City Speaks #3

The City Speaks #3

By Jai Undurti and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj
The City Speaks #3