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Alternate Realities

SOMEWHERE IN A UNIVERSE FAR, far away, a wall starts to crumble, and death begins to creep southwards into a land riven by strife and pride. Somewhere in B...   [ continue reading...]

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No Land’s Man

{ONE} AS AMIT SHAH, the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party, prepared for a three-day visit to Bengaluru in August, the party’s Karnataka unit went in...   [ continue reading...]

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Media Functions

Over the past decade, many prominent Indian media houses have staked their prestige on mega-events where advertisers sponsor speakers ranging from Indian politi...   [ continue reading...]

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Gathering Dust

ON A CLEAR EVENING at Salar de Uyuni—the world’s largest salt flat, located high in the alpine desert of the Bolivian Andes, and the brightest objec...   [ continue reading...]

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Pre-enactments

6 DECEMBER TO 20 JANUARY MAX MUELLER BHAVAN, MUMBAI The exhibition showcases Inferno and Tashlikh, two video installations by the Israeli artist Yael Bartana. H...   [ continue reading...]

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Lines of Control

One day in 2002, when I was a cub reporter with the newspaper Greater Kashmir, I was discussing a story idea with a senior editor when a man walked into the new...   [ continue reading...]

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Ground Zero: Site as Witness/Architecture as Evidence

25 NOVEMBER TO 10 JANUARY EXPERIMENTER, KOLKATA Ground Zero is the award-winning visual artist Sahil Naik’s first solo exhibition. It explores Naik’...   [ continue reading...]

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THE ROHINGYAS

Azeem Ibrahim Azeem Ibrahim’s timely book shows how the current condition of the Rohingya community can be traced to the biases and structural discriminat...   [ continue reading...]

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Auroville Film Festival

16 TO 23 DECEMBER AUROVILLE, TAMIL NADU The fifth edition of this festival will feature films by the residents and students of Auroville. The jury includes the...   [ continue reading...]

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History Detective

When the cultural historian and archivist Nancy Dupree came to Kabul in 1962, she did not know that it would spark a lifelong association with Afghanistan. She...   [ continue reading...]

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Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

14 TO 18 DECEMBER QFX KUMARI HALL, KATHMANDU, NEPAL The fifteenth edition of the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival, organised by the Himal Associat...   [ continue reading...]

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THE WORLD GOES ON

László Krasznahorkai Translated by John Batki, Ottilie Mulzet and Georges Szirtes In his novels and short stories, the Hungarian writer Lás...   [ continue reading...]

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WE THAT ARE YOUNG

Preti Taneja This new novel by the British-Asian writer Preti Taneja is an adaptation of King Lear situated in contemporary India. A parable about greed and wea...   [ continue reading...]

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THE BOOK OF DHAKA

Edited by Pushpita Alam and Arunava Sinha Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, has transformed dramatically in the last few decades into one of the world’s...   [ continue reading...]

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Mind the Gap

On a Saturday morning in September, around 20 people assembled in a room at Khoj International Artists’ Association—a not-for-profit organisation th...   [ continue reading...]

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JOURNEY TO LHASA

Sarat Chandra Das In the late nineteenth century, the British colonial government sent Sarat Chandra Das, a Bengali schoolteacher and amateur scholar of Tibetan...   [ continue reading...]

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INDIA’S CONSTITUTION: ROOTS, VALUES AND WRONGS

MP Raju This book, by a lawyer working at the Indian Supreme Court, traces the roots of the Indian Constitution back to ancient history. Raju argues that the co...   [ continue reading...]

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Stifling the Truth

At around 4 pm on 10 August, hours before the oxygen supply at a hospital affiliated to Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das Medical College ran out, I received a...   [ continue reading...]

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Serendipity Arts Festival

15 TO 22 DECEMBER PANAJI, GOA This is a multidisciplinary festival of visual and performing arts. In its second edition, it will feature over 70 art projects, d...   [ continue reading...]

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Group Think

ANWAR RAZA CAN TALK animatedly for hours about his reporting adventures, local gossip, and the corrupt state of politics and the media in Uttar Pradesh. Ev...   [ continue reading...]

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