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Shehrbano Taseer knows fear and intimidation intimately. She has lived with both since her father’s death.

A journey into the courtyard of memory, where for the past seven centuries the Qawwali has been the bridge between Amir Khusrao and Nizamuddin Aulia

Asha Bhat has been voted as a 'panch' in the recent panchayat elections in Kashmir. What makes this victory interesting?

Bengali fakir Lalon's life was an attempt to discover the man inside, the one that defies categorisation.

Reading the Ramayana with Arshia Sattar is always an experience in itself. For a book like the Ramayana which for 20 odd years has been bound to the single interpretations of a dominant social group, Arshia’s workshop on the Ramayana and Valmiki seemed to have released it from the shackles. The workshop was held at Open Space between the 12th-18th of March.

October 5: Inaugural lecture in the series on Keeping The Peace

Keeping The Peace is a series of lectures that will explore the culture and practice of Conflict Transformation and Peace Building.

June 30 and July 14: Reading India
Rakesh Ganguli of Open Space took two sessions introducing issues related to equitable development in India for international students of the Mahindra United World College’s summer exposure programmes.

July 13: Translating the Sacred

How does one bring ancient sacred poetry into the modern world? Three poets described their efforts.


A recently conducted survey of Indian youth points to an increasingly conservative trend amongst tomorrow’s decision-makers.

The festive season has begun in earnest, here in America. After the small flutter of costumes and candy that Halloween creates at the end of October, the real thing, the Holiday Season, settles in with Thanksgiving, which is dedicated to the cooking and eating of so much meat that humans and refrigerators alike are stuffed and groaning for days after. Halloween has its fair share of commerce but it is Thanksgiving that reminds us that in our sparkling age of high consumption, to be is to buy.

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