Are You Balanced?

Take this quiz to find out!           In his debut book, Life’s Amazing Secrets, Gaur Gopal Das distils his experiences and lessons about life into a light-hearted, thought-provoking book that will help you align yourself with the life you want to live.

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‘Five letter word’- Struggles faced by the invisible men of India

Female-to-male transgender people, or transmasculine people as they are called, are just beginning to form their networks in India. But their struggles are not visible to a gender-normative society that barely notices, much less acknowledges, them. While transwomen have gained recognition through the extraordinary efforts of activists and feminists, the brotherhood, as the transmasculine network…

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Shot in the Dark

by Aslesha Kadian 30 May 1999. Kriti was restless. She was hovering around her mother who was packing at a frantic pace. They were to leave for Srinagar in a couple of hours to spend the summer vacations with her father who was commanding a battalion about a 100 km north of the city. It had…

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The Tenant

by Rachita Raj The moon sat suspended low in the night sky, fat and bulging, like a luminescent orangey-grey egg yolk. I leaned back against the pillow and looked around the room. Dull walls of an indeterminate colour stared wanly back at me, a heap of flaky paint-plaster in a corner where the rainwater had seeped in,…

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7 Moments from House of Screams that will Give you the Chills

In Andaleeb Wajid’s new book House of Screams, Muneera finds out she’s inherited her uncle’s old house on Myrtle Lane, she decides to move in with her husband, Zain, and their three-year-old son, Adnan. The promise of saving money and living in one of Bangalore’s nicest areas has them packing up their old lives at their…

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Why Ambedkar is the Best Advocate of Equality

The Radical in Ambedkar: Critical Reflections edited and introduced by Anand Teltumbde and Suraj Yengde, establishes B.R. Ambedkar as the most powerful advocate of equality and fraternity in modern India. This remarkable volume seeks to unpack the radical in Ambedkar’s legacy by examining his life work from hitherto unexplored perspectives. Read on to learn why Ambedkar…

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If You Love Jane Austen’s Emma, You’ll Love Polite Society!

Everybody’s favourite Regency comedy of manners-Emma is coming to South Delhi in Mahesh Rao’s Polite Society! While Jane Austen’s Emma poked gentle fun at the little foibles and economic exigencies of the exceedingly polite middle-class and county gentry in Regency England, Polite Society reimagines Emma in contemporary Delhi to portray a society whose polished surface…

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