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Steps against Violence

For Sheema Kirmani, Pakistan’s most famous classical dancer, dance is a weapon against religious fanaticism and the terrorising of women.

The Big Fat Indian Stereotype

They see curry on my plate And begin their sad monologue About how Indian I am Wisecracks about my limited career options And remarks on my “pre-destined married life” Gaffs at “The Great Indian Nod” Reflecting their inability to distinguish our yes from a no Throw in a few Bollywood songs And they...

The Uncommon Cartoonist

R K Laxman, India’s best-known cartoonist, who passed away on January 26, aged 94, was a larger-than-life figure whose legendary status belies a strange quirkiness.

Anchoring the Past

A plan to resurrect Mumbai’s eastern docklands and maritime history would be incomplete without promoting the Marine Museum at Nhava.

Beyond Grief

Recent incidents around the world remind us that we will not be able to limit violence till we internalise the norm of individual civil rights and accept the sanctity of the human body.

Good Touch, Bad Touch

In interactions between adults and children there is a thin line between genuine affection and lascivious intent.

Net Work

The global growth in internet-based labour activism augurs well for a new social and political paradigm built around the digital space for negotiation and bargaining.

A Noble First

Abdus Salam, the founder-director of the Third World Academy of Sciences at Trieste, was the first Indian Muslim Nobel Laureate.

The Sweet Swan of Avon

As the 450th birth anniversary of William Shakespeare passes into history, doubts linger about the motives and authenticity of the world’s best-known playwright.

Decay and Darkness in Bihar

Once praised for its exemplary governance, Bihar is today in an advanced state of decline and poor development, despite the presence of unbelievably fecund land.

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