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Organically Bound

The Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu is home to a growing movement of organic farming, now egged on by the district administration.

Pakistanis, Indians and Thin Skins

Unlike their Pakistani counterparts, Indian writers seem to be cowed down by a general fear of irreverence and open criticism of society and the establishment.

The Rebirth of the Gandhi Cap

Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party have given a new lease of life to the very humble Gandhi cap.

A Pilgrim's Trail

Trekking enthusiasts have rediscovered an ancient trail in the form of the Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra, which takes place once in 12 years.

Africa in a Time Warp

In the Bengali film Chader Pahar, director Kamaleshwar Mukherjee has wasted the chance for a course correction on Africa.

Shillong Shining

The efforts of a new crop of young writers in Meghalaya are sowing the seeds of what can be called a “Shillong canon”.

Mirrors and Brothers

Inspired by psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan’s “mirror stage” theory, a friendly banter among siblings fails to resolve the value of mirrors.

Greed Is Back and Even More Wolfish Than Ever

Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street is an acid dissection of the wanton life and times of a criminally wealthy stockbroker.

Pirouetting Skywards

Contemporary Indian dancers are drawing on classical traditions to craft a new aesthetic and vocabulary of dance that reflect current sensibilities.

Supersize Us? Give Us Another 10 Years

The Indian middle-class obsession with food, weight and body image can be traced to the 1990s era of globalisation and consumerism.

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