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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.”...

Chilly Encounters

The addition of chillies to spice up a cuisine often brings on more than fond culinary memories—tears, sweat and scalded tongues are delicious spin-offs.

Golden Lunch

Visiting the Golden Temple at Amritsar is a reminder of the Sikh tenet of love and compassion, expressed in the idea of a simple meal as a universal equaliser.

No End in Barcelona

Home to La Rambla, the only street in the world which the Spanish poet Lorca wished would never end, Barcelona is now enlivened by migrant Pakistanis.

Mirrored Voices

A tête-à-tête with a 95-year-old Nepali cultural historian endows the experiences of both narrator and interviewee with new meaning and shared connections.

We, the Schooled Middle Class

In the light of today’s social and political environment, when secular credentials are under threat, we need to seriously re-examine our education system.

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