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The Smithy of Words

The utility of dictionaries has increased with new technology and internet apps making reading a better experience for both native and non-native speakers of English.

Vive la Difference!

Trying to organise an international, multicultural and secular wedding in Paris turned out to be a lesson in differing bureaucracies.

The View from Above

In an effort to impart complex ideas as simply as possible, in this edition of his column, the illogical Toothcomber tackles the profligacy of the poor and economic inequality.

English, Lanka!

In Sri Lanka, the English language remains a symbolic marker of privilege, refinement and class—as well as a means of upward mobility.

Quality of Work and Corruption

We care so little about the quality of assets in our public environment, poor quality being an outcome of corruption. When can we hope for a change? Some thoughts on corruption.

A Wave-kissed Biennale

As a large-scale contemporary art expo that sought global attraction and transboundary presence, the second edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale was a felicitous winner.

The N-Word, Loud and Clear

Recent incidents in the United States raise fears of a renewed bigotry and discrimination that could increasingly fuel racial and cultural hatred.

Superheated Expectations

The courage and tenacity of Bhagat Singh was invoked in a meeting at Meja in Uttar Pradesh when villagers gathered to discuss resistance to superthermal power plants.

Blood, Period

In many countries, especially in India, menstruation is a subject of taboo and stigma, which feeds the ego and pride of a misogynist society that objectifies and sexualises women.


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