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Losing Kindness, a City at a Time

Her changing relationship with domestic helps over the years and across cities, leads this writer to question her own understanding of class, hierarchy, and compassion.

Rain Dance with the Gods

This account from Bhopal lays bare the impact of severe, unseasonal rains on the city’s informal sector, which continues to be resilient, inventive, and quick to adapt.

Everybody Loves a Good Smog

With the North India smog repeatedly reminding us that we are in no way ready to arrest climate change, it is high time we switched to sustainable and equitable modes of transport.

A Monsoon Bus Ride to Uttarkashi

Travelling through picturesque, lush Garhwal on a rickety bus, this writer makes two journeys at once.

From Albert to Salim

Saeed Mirza’s parallel cinema echoed the working class’s discontent and frustrations, even pre-empting the massive social transformation brought on by the Great Bombay Textile Strike.

The Killing of Avni

Another Sorrowful Story of Human–Animal Conflict One year on since tigress Avni was killed, a look at what the forest department should have done differently to resolve the territoriality conflict between humans and animals

Jean Rhys and Reading the Fiction of Failure

The fiction of Jean Rhys is a good setting to locate a critique of the present-day liberal feminist project, which is so deeply enmeshed in models of positive thinking, that all space for failure is eliminated.

Writings on the Wall

Wall art lends colour, humour, and dynamism to our politics, while reiterating our constitutional rights.

Why I Believe Cutting Trees Is Suicide

As thousands of trees are felled in Mumbai’s Aarey Milk Colony in the name of “development,” a film-maker offers a deeply personal take to argue that it is not just the city’s green cover, but also its mentalscape and the well-being of all its citizens, that has been dealt a severe blow.

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