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Goa Election 2022: The Good, The Bad, And The Bizzare

Goa Election 2022: The Good, The Bad, And The Bizzare

31 January, 2022 Vivek Menezes

Everyone’s having a party in Goa. From Mamata Banerjee to Arvind Kejriwal, political parties of all hues descend on the tiny state for Elections 2022.

Who Am I: The Gender Bias In India’s Oral Storytelling

Who Am I: The Gender Bias In India’s Oral Storytelling

31 January, 2022 Koral Dasgupta

The epics have been used and abused over many patriarchal eras, their relevance convoluted to shove a regressive concoction down the throats of youngsters.


Kings of Good Times: A Political History Of Goa

Since its independence from Portuguese rule, the smallest Indian state of Goa has seen the rise and fall of several regional parties

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

Total Eclipse Of The Heart

24 January, 2022 Smita Nair

'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 gifts make their own journey


I, Me, Myself: Indian Women Pushing Back Against Social Narratives To Be Single

Why does patriarchy, as upheld by men and women, insist that 'our' women must ultimately find their fulfilment through marriage and motherhood?

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24 January, 2022

You Are Making My Grey Glow

Kushal Poddar

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


24 January, 2022

December White

Nitish Mohanty

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


17 January, 2022

Death, Up Close: A Photo Essay On The World Of Dalit Morgue Workers

Arun Vijai Mathavan

Dalits have been forced to handle the dead for centuries. The manner in which they are compelled to handle the bodies in modern, state-run hospitals, have gone unnoticed and undocumented.


17 January, 2022

Pandemic Aggravated Digital Divide Between Haves And Have-nots

T.M. Krishna

Artistes are a fragile species who need constant reaffirmation and cultural validation


17 January, 2022

The Four Horsemen Of Apocalypse

Aakash Singh Rathore

It’s not just planetary crisis but the destruction of the individual too


17 January, 2022

Covid Nightmare: Time Of The Living Dead

Jai Arjun Singh

How zombie films, or almost-zombie films, have dealt with apocalypse, social crisis and personal desolation


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17 January, 2022

Patna Through The Eye Of The Third Kind

Kushal Poddar

Snapshots of Patna seen through photographs—people, places and poetry


17 January, 2022

Doomsday Is Not In The Future. It’s Here And Now

Ruchir Joshi

There is going to be no 'pralay' as we have imagined in our conceptions of the apocalypse as a single mythic event.


17 January, 2022

The Good Earth: Resilient And Resourceful

Pico Iyer

Our planet remains inexhaustible, as inexhaustible as our capacity for instruction and exp­loration.


17 January, 2022

The Migrant Worker As A Tragic Hero, From Reel To Real

Ashwani Kumar

The sufferings of migrant workers have become the most rivetingly tragic tale of our times


17 January, 2022

Gods, Bots And The New World Order

Ashish Avikunthak

‘Non-human’ entities rule our world. And we are mere puppets in the Great Game.


17 January, 2022

Love Is A Many-Splendoured Thing

Sakoon Singh

If anything will save us, it will be empathy and love in our darkest days


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17 January, 2022

AFSPA: A Night Of Detention And Torture

Amitesh Grover

A personal account of torture by security forces led to a play depicting the horrors of a draconian law


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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