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Africa in a Time Warp

In the Bengali film Chader Pahar, director Kamaleshwar Mukherjee has wasted the chance for a course correction on Africa.

Shillong Shining

The efforts of a new crop of young writers in Meghalaya are sowing the seeds of what can be called a “Shillong canon”.

Mirrors and Brothers

Inspired by psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan’s “mirror stage” theory, a friendly banter among siblings fails to resolve the value of mirrors.

Greed Is Back and Even More Wolfish Than Ever

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is an acid dissection of the wanton life and times of a criminally wealthy stockbroker.

Pirouetting Skywards

Contemporary Indian dancers are drawing on classical traditions to craft a new aesthetic and vocabulary of dance that reflect current sensibilities.

Supersize Us? Give Us Another 10 Years

The Indian middle-class obsession with food, weight and body image can be traced to the 1990s era of globalisation and consumerism.

The Body Is the Sum of Its Parts

Locating the coordinates of the north and the east in the poetry of northeastern India brings into focus the compelling sociocultural moorings of the region.

Some Kind of Bliss

A walk along the beaches of south Goa opened eyes and burst blisters but felt like being on cloud nine.

The Pleasure of Leisure

“Leisure” and “luxury” may well be practically synonymous but the only way to have uninterrupted leisure is to avoid work altogether.

It's Just Not Cricket !

As modern-day cricket has now attained the frenzied status of mass mania in India, purists have begun to flock to other sports.

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