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Sans History, Sans Style

The recent Tamil film Kabali, starring the flamboyant and popular actor Rajinikanth, raised plenty of expectations but fell flat since it chose to ignore the history of its setting.

Waterboarding No More

An experience at the Delhi Jal Board regarding a complaint of overbilling reveals that the attitudes of public servants have changed, thanks to technology and grass-roots democracy.

Boxed In No Longer

Even as praise continues to be showered on our Olympics women athletes, perhaps it is time to think of how to disassociate gender with achievement and focus on personhood.

Losing Sight

A noted documentary from the American Public Broadcasting Service reminds us, 25 years on, that “business is war” even amidst a denial of disaster and a hope in systemic resurrection.

Blocked In by Words

Just as writers suffer from writer’s block, readers might well be burdened by “reader’s block” as they struggle between reading for pleasure and reading for purpose.

Being and Belongingness

Participatory theatre in the form of ritual performances, validated by myth and tradition, celebrates collective identity--whether in Tamil Nadu, Varanasi or Bavaria.

Gender Agenda

In grammatical terms there is no gender system in English, as with many other languages like Bangla, Turkish, Korean and Thai--but unlike Hindi, which boasts grammatical gender in all its glory.

The Abdullah Hall Years

The Women's College of the Aligarh Muslim University has a chequered history of engagement with feminism, as a former student recalls in a moment of poignant remembrance.


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