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Our Own Coventry

Some of the “remote corners” of the country, like Aizawl in Mizoram, seem to function as convenient dumping grounds for political rejects.

From Tenderloin to Tandoorloin

The notorious Tenderloin area of San Francisco, home to over 30,000 of America’s poor, has a vibrant South Asian connection.

Gods' Own Lepchas

Dzongu, the reserve in north Sikkim close to the Kanchenjunga, is meant to protect and preserve the cultural heritage and tradition of the Lepchas.

To Read or Not to Read

It is easy to blame the internet for the death of the printed word but reading – deep or shallow – is less a function of the medium and more of the aptitude of a person.

Race and Space

Ignorance, bolstered by stereotypes of external appearance, is a determinant in racism and is increasingly manifesting itself as hateful external aggression.

Honour and Ignore

Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Prize brings to mind the rather sorry experience of physicist Mohammad Abdus Salam, the first Pakistani to win a Nobel.

No Offence Taken

A complex entanglement of knowledge and prohibition characterises censorship and supposed offence-giving, as countless literary examples reveal.

A Vehicle of Escape

Discerning personal cultural subjectivity might well turn out to be therapy for literary-minded individuals.

A Second Coming

In the masterly hands of U Shrinivas, the mandolin, a musical instrument once alien to India, touched the core of jazz music – improvisation and camaraderie.

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