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Cover Story

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

'This week I was traveling from Goa—and a fellow-traveler asked me if she can use mine...' Smita Nair, a journalist, recounts an incident to tell how...

January 24, 2022 | Smita Nair
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  • Short Story

    ‘Laab’ In The Mountains

    He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the...

    January 24, 2022 | Maitreyee Boruah
  • Fact-Check

    It’s Just Numbers, Love

    Indians are still tied to age-old social prejudices in matters of the heart

    January 24, 2022 | Rukmini S.

Other Stories


Laws Of Attraction

How India’s legal framework governs people’s right to love and live

January 24, 2022 | Haima Deshpande
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You Are Making My Grey Glow

Love is a responsibility that matures you, and if you are in love, you cherish the greying.

January 24, 2022 | Kushal Poddar
Caste Barriers

Love In The Crosshairs

Though there has been a sobering effect on khap panchayats in recent years, killings in the name of honour continue in India

January 24, 2022 | Ashutosh Sharma

War Against Love

The bogey of ‘love jihad’ deliberately ignores the ways of the heart and imposes a spurious narrative of civilisational conflict

January 24, 2022 | Asad Ashraf
Cover Story

December White

Everything that we do as an act of love might be tinged in various colours, but the base note is imbued in white.

January 24, 2022 | Nitish Mohanty
Graphic Novel

Play Us A Memory, Violin Man

They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.

January 24, 2022 | Chinki Sinha

I, Me, Myself

Indian women are pushing back against social narratives to be single and live life on their own terms

January 24, 2022 | Debotri Dhar

Friends Without Benefits

Decoupling is a 21st century idea whose time has come. But for it to work, a lot of social, psychological, economic and judicial...

January 24, 2022 | Lachmi Deb Roy

Lament Of Separation

Songs of Habba Khatun—last queen of Kashmir—still echo in the Valley

January 24, 2022 | Naseer Ganai
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Sketches From Memory

A poem by Huzaifa Pandit who teaches literature at the Islamic University of Science and Technology, Kashmir

January 24, 2022 | Huzaifa Pandit

Her Palace Of Dreams

Rani’s palace of dreams is gone. But next to her tent is a small hill. On it are a few idols of gods and goddesses. Lord Krishna...

January 24, 2022 | Siddhartha Gigoo

An Affair To Remember

Bollywood’s tryst with romantic love has oscillated between the sublime and the ridiculous.

January 24, 2022 | Giridhar Jha

City Of Djinns

The past is being erased. And the present reshaped. Can Delhi survive the spear through its heart?

January 24, 2022 | Ananya Vajpeyi

Dealing In Hate

The ‘auctioning’ of Muslim women is a symptom of the cancer that is crippling India

January 24, 2022 | Tanvir Aeijaz
Last Page

College Diary

To be a college student in love in a small town presented its own set of problems. Not the least of all is the sheer lack of any...

January 24, 2022 | Anupam Bordoloi