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The Power of Pie

The Power of Pie

Do we love the idea of cooking more than the act of cooking itself?

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.