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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.

Ultimate Frisbee India

The Spirit of the Game

Over the past few years, India has been developing a taste for the unique sport of Ultimate Frisbee. We take a look at the state of the sport in the country today.

Fandry

Beyond Bollywood #5: Fandry

Even when a larger-than-life portrait of Ambedkar is looking over you, there is only so far the love story of a lower caste boy and an upper caste girl can go.

Je Suis AIB

A Contemplation of Satire

This isn’t just about defending to the death the rights of a few comedians to make dirty jokes. It’s about building a space in our country for satire.

Gandu

Beyond Bollywood #4: Gandu

Gandu’s quest won’t bring tears to your eyes or that warm feeling in your heart. But you will also not be able to take your eyes off it.

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?