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A Few Good Men

The perception of a Haryanvi culture of boorishness and misogynist chauvinism may be a stereotype that is reflected in other parts of the country too.

Of Hartals and Heroes

A growing sentiment against hartals in Kerala is finding expression in media and civic discourse as well as in contemporary Malayalam films.

A Cut in Jade

Bringing out little magazines of verse in English is inevitably an uphill task, as the experience of Poetry Chain reveals.

Gothic Tales in Modern Times

Women writers like Isak Dinesen, Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood and Doris Lessing have overcome widespread biases to answer the call to their own largeness.

Wards of Awards

Artists who revel in awards from the establishment run the risk of co-optation and neutralisation – and a loss of integrity.

The Harmony of Communion

Pete Seeger, who died on 27 January 2014, aged 94, was an American singer and activist who turned folk music into a vehicle for social change.

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.

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