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Woman in Charge

Woman in Charge: Dreams

At this moment, more than anything, she wished she too could giggle and laugh and read words and whisper secrets.

Woman in Charge

Woman in Charge: Mother

At times like these, Tara missed the gentle music of her village, which was so unlike this town.

Woman in Charge

Woman in Charge: Respect

Hair that shined in the morning light, ruddy cheeks, small eyes, and full lips. Their gaze, she knew, rested on her.

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.

Veer-Zaara

In Chefchaouen with Shah Rukh Khan

While I love Shah Rukh Khan as irrationally as the next person, he did cost me a flip phone and some loose change.

Saadat Hasan Manto

The Legacy of Manto

Six decades after his death, we remember Saadat Hasan Manto, whose progressive and profound stories reaffirm his credibility as a giant of South Asian literature.

English theatre in India

The Issue of Language

English theatre in India continues to evolve and forge an identity for itself, as Indians continue to revise their complex relationship with the language.

Simin Patel

Bombay Meri Hai

In conversation with Dr. Simin Patel about her blog, Bombaywalla, her upcoming book about Irani cafés in Bombay, and the past, present, and future of the city.

God on the Hill: Temple Poems from Tirupati

How Do 13,000 Poems Go Unnoticed?

Despite the six centuries separating the composition of these poems and their readership, they are accessible, relatable, and compelling.

Myntra's Anouk Advertisement

An Unseemly Truth?

Are positive gay images hiding an unseemly truth? A look at Myntra and the politics of their ‘lesbian ad’ for Anouk.

Jodhpur

Into the Desert

It was a solid plan; to fall asleep before the cold got to us. Or so we thought.

Irrawaddy Literary Festival

Literary Festival Confidential

The author makes a virginal entry at Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Literary Festival, and comes away with a few unexpected revelations.