Moral Dilemmas and Networking: How Facebook Began

How much power and influence does Facebook have over our lives? How has it changed how we interact with one another? And what is next for the company – and us? As the biggest social media network in the world, there’s no denying the power and omnipresence of Facebook in our daily life. And in…

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The Bringer of Rain

Translated by Krishna Manavalli, Two Plays brings together two of the most celebrated stories from award-winning playwright Chandrasekhar Kambar. The first play, The Bringer of Rain: Rishyashringya, tells the story of a village afflicted with a deadly famine eagerly awaits the arrival of the chieftain’s son, whose homecoming promises the return of rain. The second…

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Can you Compare Delhi and Peshawar?

John Butt came to Swat in 1970 as a young man in search of an education he couldn’t get from his birthplace in England. He travels around the region, first only with friends from his home country, but as he befriends the locals and starts to learn about their culture and life, he soon finds…

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Bhaichung Bhutia Writes to His Younger Self

From Anju Bobby George’s unexpected gold medal at the World Athletics Final in Monaco to Abhinav Bindra’s Olympic gold in Beijing, India’s sportspersons have constantly proved that they stand shoulder to shoulder with the world’s best. However, as easy as they might make it look, their success is the result of years of struggle, focused…

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Kurumba- A Tribe That Possesses Magic

The Maria girls from Bastar practise sex as an institution before marriage, but with rules-one may not sleep with a partner more than three times; the Hallaki women from the Konkan coast sing throughout the day-in forests, fields, the market and at protests; the Kanjars have plundered, looted and killed generation after generation, and will…

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Life After a War

Translated by Maharghya Chakraborty, this latest translation of Taslima Nasrin’s celebrated memoir recollects Nasrin’s early years against the backdrop of the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. My Girlhood revisits Nasrin’s memories of war, trauma, survival, and the beginning of a journey that redefined her world. Find an excerpt below that gives us a glimpse into life…

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A Talib’s Tale – An Excerpt

  John Butt came to Swat in 1970 as a young man in search of an education he couldn’t get from his birthplace in England. He travels around the region, first only with friends from his home country, but as he befriends the locals and starts to learn about their culture and life, he soon…

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Unique Traditions of Indigenous Tribes in India

Inhabiting the remote hills and forests of India are isolated communities of people who have survived the ever increasing influence of urbanisation. The Adivasis have their own religious beliefs, traditions and rituals which are far removed from the rest of the country. White As Milk And Rice takes us away from our metropolitan cultural medley…

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