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Shadows of Doubt

National Film Award winner Shahid asks uncomfortable but important questions about how the Indian state regards Muslims and terrorism.

Private Pleasures

The working ways of literary geniuses reveal a world of quirky fetishes and strange habits that transcend imaginary borders to produce timeless masterpieces.

Young Yamuna

Pursuing the Yamuna upstream to Purola, the gateway to Har ki doon, a valley in north Uttarakhand, a trekker gets lost in blue skies, a warm sun, and many-hued birds.

Love and God on the Margins

The first female rector of St Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, New York, the Reverend Winnie Varghese, daughter of Kerala Christian parents, is openly and proudly gay.

Freedom, but by the Numbers

In the wake of the controversy over Wendy Doniger’s book on Hinduism, issues about responsibility and consequence under Indian law need to be borne in mind.

The Patriach Will No Longer Write

With the death of the Nobel prize-winning Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a solitude has descended on the world of literature.

The Return of the Village

While both the classic Mother India and the recent Gulaab Gang may be seen as examples of the Hindi “village film”, there is a world of difference in their treatment.

No Longer an Option

Nirbhaya is a play that allows women to overcome, in a raw and untamed manner, a history of silent suffering at the hands of depraved men.

Out of This World

Escape from civilisation may be an option for characters in films like Highway but lesser mortals will have to confront their own demons right here and now.

Why I Write in English

For a writer in Kuwait to produce creative works in English is a political act that enhances, not impairs, the Arab identity.


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