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Lab-Coat Glamour

The stereotypical image of women—including those in science—as sentimental beings with strong notions of sacrifice and duty is unquestionably heteropatriarchal.

A Loud and Convincing Voice

An account of a personal encounter with Gregory Pardlo, the American poet who won the 2015 Pulitzer prize in poetry for his collection Digest.

No Sweat

Watching films in air-conditioned theatres these days is an experience bereft of the sweaty pleasures of the days of yore, according to a long-time cinemagoer.

The Usual Suspects

The Delhi Metro’s warning against “suspicious persons” is a sorry comment on the dangers of racial profiling and stereotyping in the fight against terror.

Drying Ink

The internationally acclaimed traditional art form of kalamkari fabric design and production is in danger of extinction.

Oodles of Noodles

Despite the recent brouhaha over the safety of the popular Maggi brand of noodles, there are many who still swear by the humble cup of stringy comfort food.

Paradise Lost

The capital of Himachal Pradesh, once the summer retreat of the British Raj, has been transformed from the historical, colonial “Simla” to the contemporary, urbanised “Shimla.”

The Marathon Spirit

Running a marathon calls for intensity, grace—and also a reminder of what the human spirit is capable of achieving.

The View from Above

The Economics of Incentives Elected governments are under constant pressure to rush headlong into the catastrophe of public brankuptcy. The agents of this pressure are economists tutored only in the more ersatz aspects of what these rousers of the rabble are pleased to call “political economy.”...


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