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Copyright in Classical Music

Composition and improvisation are the essential aspects of Indian classical music. Our copyright law frowns upon both.

Lessons from London

The sanitation debacle of 19th-century London foretells the failure of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission.

Why Remember, Why Tell?

A reluctant memoirist reflects on the challenges of the genre in India, the disclosure of sexual abuse in/to the family, and why a public telling matters.

​The JNU Way

A former student on what makes Jawaharlal Nehru University a formidable place of learning, both inside the classroom and outside.

​Heralding the Anti-caste Aesthetic

Marathi poet Loknath Yashwant’s work is an example of how Dalit literature can provide the anti-caste “sensible.”

‘Bel Patri’

Watching Shoojit Sircar’s October leaves this writer with questions about names, mothers and memories.

Onstage and Offstage

The Brokpa’s traditional dance provokes different reactions at different venues and under different circumstances.


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