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Articles & essays
14 Feb

Queered up and nowhere to go

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  Written by Sneha Krishnan

The writer looks at what it means to be queer, the emergence of the ‘conservative queer’ and what it means to straddle many worlds.

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11 Feb

Sedition and the Law

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  Written by OS Team

Extract from the keynote address by Colin Gonsalves at the Persistence Resistance 2011 film festival (Magic Lantern Foundation.)

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10 Feb

Youth survey: Back to the future?

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  Written by OS Team

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

05 Feb

Green ‘August’

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  Written by Paromita Pain

Young Indian designer Siddhartha's eco-friendly attire, under the label 'August', has earned him international recognition

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05 Feb

Gender-bender Mona Lisa

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  Written by OS Team

Is Mona Lisa actually da Vinci’s male lover? Does it matter? His work incorporates masculine and feminine -- is that what appeals?

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03 Feb

The magic of trees

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  Written by Arvind Gupta

From a pipal felicitated by Nanasaheb Peshwa in 1754 to a 250-year-old baobab and many more trees that have been brought to the city by travellers, this is an excellent guide to the trees of Pune

India’s Islamic scholars and religious groups have been extremely reticent to openly condemn the murder of Punjab governer Salman Taseer. A lone scholarly voice raised has been that of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan.

Kamayani Sharma wonders what constitutes ‘belonging’, and whether in an increasingly atomised and simultaneously flattened world, we can even recognise any longer the markers that point to ‘home’'.

25 Jan

The exile of poetry

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In a remote village in Sierra Leone, this writer realised the real meaning of poetry, a poetry that does not need legitimation from publishers, critics, markets and cocktail parties

21 Jan

Alienation of a young Ladakhi

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  Written by Stanzin Angmo

The fact that Ladakh has only one college compels its youth to seek an education in Delhi, Jammu and Chandigarh, where they face problems of acceptance and identity

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