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11 Apr

I Can't Stand the Rain . . .

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  Written by Arshia Sattar

"The sky, struck with lightning's golden whip, cries out in pain in a rumble of thunder . . . Cranes are drawn to the clouds by desire and fly around them in formation, like a garland of white lotuses that streams in the wind across the sky.”

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01 Apr

Happy hours

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  Written by Yamini Deenadayalan

I know that is impractical to be humane when India is shining and there is a spirit of progress in the air, in a pub at Khan Market that has Happy Hours till 10 PM on a Saturday Night.

01 Apr

When you stare, beware

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  Written by Ranjana
Men who stare need some appreciation for their unstinting, unblinking efforts. And so, I am there.
22 Mar

Hang'em high

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  Written by Arshia Sattar

The morning paper on the day that I write this tells me that the death sentence for Ajmal Kasab has been upheld by the High Court in Maharashtra, this being one of those "rarest of rare cases."

14 Feb

Strangers in the mist

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  Written by Imran

In conversation with Sanjoy Hazarika, Temsula AO, and PC Sharma at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Literature from the North East

At the Jaipur Literature Festival (2011) the question we ask ourselves is does Literature matter in a modern world, and if it does how do we as modern readers locate our understanding of it?

25 Jan

The pursuit of pleasure

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  Written by OS Team

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.

25 Jan

Now you see them, now you don’t

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  Written by Arshia Sattar

My young friend Sana and I play a game when we wander around New York City. We count the Indians we see on every block – if we see more than five Indians on a street block, we give ourselves a gold star.

25 Jan

Far from home and still at home

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  Written by Arshia Sattar

The first time I did this column just about two years ago, I wrote about how the trees outside my window were Bangalore trees and the sky that I looked upon was a Bangalore sky.

02 Jan

Age of mobiles

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  Written by Shaweta

A rickshaw puller uses mobile phone to stay in touch with family back home

02 Jan

Death of a journalist

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  Written by Shaweta

http://www.hardnewsmedia.com/2010/07/3627

The death of freelance journalist Hemchandra Pandey in an alleged fake encounter has triggered outrage among many journalists and human rights activists all over the country, even at the level of UNESCO and International Federation of Journalists. Shamefully, the national dailies he used to write for continue to disown him

02 Jan

Frog couple

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  Written by Shaweta

There are all kinds of rain-spells Indians are known to cast. From worshipping frogs, to marrying off donkeys, we have done it all
Shaweta Anand Delhi

02 Jan

Paid News Controversy… Some Reflections

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  Written by Shaweta

The whole ‘paid news’ controversy in India, when a certain Maharashtra minister used local newspapers to write favourable ‘advertorials’ for him, leaves a bad taste in the mouth.  It’s not only politicians wanting to deride the fourth pillar, a few media houses use an ‘extortionist’ approach for making big bucks by offering potential buyers ‘rate cards’ and ‘package deals’, akin to the soliciting done by women in prostitution.

02 Jan

So what have I gone and done now??

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  Written by Tanushree Baidya

Let’s just say, I finally decided to let go of my inhibitions and confusions, and do something about my misery.

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