Piece by piece

A visit to Nathu La in Sikkim three years ago did it. Poet-artist Sufia Khatoon says she was captivated by the...

Zen positive (and the art of staying)

Haemin Sunim, the monk who went online, lives with the singular motto of helping people around the world with ...

A modern farm life

From a two-floor house to a 4,000sq ft home and a property spread over three acres, in Chandigarh. That’...

Sanjeev Kapoor on ‘Verbalisation of Visualisation’

A star chef and an entrepreneur with a vast business empire, Sanjeev Kapoor is in no mood to stop growing and ...

This shed of sheds

Who is to say what made Suresh Shah fall in love with central Calcutta’s Jogodyan Lane one day in 1965? ...

No full stops

“Amma then spent decades on the fringe, a renegade lobbing hand grenades at the establishment that exclu...

People  /  Published 19.05.19

The transgender identity remains lost in translation

Although Sintu Bagui is one of the first transgenders to become a Lok Adalat judge in Bengal’s Serampore district, his voter ID says “male”. Sintu insists he will update his gender status post t...
By Manasi Shah in

Books  /  Published 24.10.18

How a Whitey in Chennai became a reverse coconut

Carlo Pizzati is a vellai mappillai, an Italian ‘whitey son-in-law’ of a Gujarati Jain Welsh household in Chennai. Much as he would like to, he can’t avoid a conversation about identity.At a rea...
By Saloni Meghani in

Entertainment  /  Published 23.10.18

Alt band Switchfoot is coming back to India

By Mathures Paul in

Heritage  /  Published 17.10.18

This village can’t watch Raavan burn

'The large effigies have six major sections -- the crown, the face, the torso, the skirt, the feet and the footwear,' explains Ramit Mitra, co-founder of Delhi By Foot, a company that organises cultur...
By Smita Tripathi in

West Bengal  /  Published 24.08.19

The singing seller of tea

The year was 1982. The Mithun Chakraborty-starrer, Disco Dancer — a film about a street performer who goes on to become a big star — was the season’s big hit. Manik Das, all of 10, devoured it a...
By Bitan Sikdar in

Books  /  Published 03.06.20

Karunanidhi in anti-Hindi agitation

By Vaasanthi in

People  /  Published 03.06.20

Couture jeweller Raj Mahtani on his book of poems

More than three decades after being a couture jeweller, Raj Mahtani’s heart is looking for a slice of the old-new. He is rekindling his old passions to connect in a newer avatar. And his first attem...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Entertainment  /  Published 20.11.18

Soni Razdan sees life differently today

Sit with Soni Razdan for five minutes and you’ll feel refreshed. Her energy is so soothing, so calm. By her own admission, she has lately become “very Zen”. In town for the screening of her late...
By Ushnota Paul in

Heritage  /  Published 10.11.18

Have you been listening for the pedlar's cries?

Let me count the ways in which the pheriwala calls out. Yes, in this good old new city of Calcutta, where malls, coffee shops, nail salons threaten to beat down all oddities into a global sameness, th...
By Upala Sen in


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