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Happy, Gay, Lucky! Third Eye Cafe, Embracing The LGBT Community With Elan

Happy, Gay, Lucky! Third Eye Cafe, Embracing The LGBT Community With Elan

Apr 30, 2019

Supreme Court's partial striking down of the Section 377 in September 2018 has given the LGBT community more freedom to express themselves. Mumbai's Third Eye Cafe is one such outlet offering a haven from prejudice

Through The Cobbled Streets Of Learning — A Handbook For The Indian Student In France

Through The Cobbled Streets Of Learning — A Handbook For The Indian Student In France

Apr 15, 2019

The Indian community has seen significant growth in numbers in EU countries post-Brexit and Trump. In search of brighter prospects, large number of Indians who were conventionally predisposed to choosing UK or the US for their higher education, are now turning to lucrative opportunities in countries like Germany and France.

Have Your Plate And Eat It Too! Bring Home Edible Cutlery

Have Your Plate And Eat It Too! Bring Home Edible Cutlery

Apr 03, 2019

Environment-­friendly, tasty and modish, edible crockery and cutlery are going down the gullet

Politicians And Their Look-Alikes

Politicians And Their Look-Alikes

Apr 03, 2019

They look similar,their voice is perfectly modulated them and they even impersonate them. Meet lookalikes of our netas.

Time’s Filter: Made For Each Other

Time’s Filter: Made For Each Other

Mar 19, 2019

They are the faces that launch a thousand products. Some are famous now; some are forever touched by the magic of old ads.

The Other Gully Boys: Meet Burari’s Hip Hop Dancers, Challenging Adversities Through Dance

The Other Gully Boys: Meet Burari’s Hip Hop Dancers, Challenging Adversities Through Dance

Feb 16, 2019

The self-tutored young Hip hop dancers from Burari are now making their way on to national stages, with their eyes firmly set on international championships in the near future.

Pashmina’s Purple Patch: Youngsters Are Flocking Home To Revitalise Weaves Of Ladakh

Pashmina’s Purple Patch: Youngsters Are Flocking Home To Revitalise Weaves Of Ladakh

Feb 06, 2019

After pursuing higher education in metropolises across the country, many Ladakhi youngsters are returning to rediscover their culture and history in a new light. How? Through indigenous textiles and weaves.

A Large Part Of The Folk Repertoire May Be Lost For Ever: Shubha Mudgal

A Large Part Of The Folk Repertoire May Be Lost For Ever: Shubha Mudgal

Jan 24, 2019

Renowned Hindustani classical vocalist Shubha Mudgal talks about folk music and its revival.

Republic Of India: A Danse Penumbral

Republic Of India: A Danse Penumbral

Jan 24, 2019

Leave aside the Constitution, the hardware of the State. The Republic was in reality brought into being by an elite consensus around a ‘pure’ culture, what it should have and what must be left out. And Exhibit-A is dance.

C/O Arthouse: How A Family Helps Their Village In Odisha Make A Living Through Art

C/O Arthouse: How A Family Helps Their Village In Odisha Make A Living Through Art

Jan 15, 2019

The Nayak family of Odisha's Nayakapatana has kept the fight on to help not just the art of Pothichitra survive, but also to ensure that fellow village folk can carve their fortunes out of palm leaves.

When The Folk Arts Spoke Menstruation

When The Folk Arts Spoke Menstruation

Dec 26, 2018

From Baul songs to Lavani, to old rites of passage, red is positive and life-affirming

Meet A 25-Year-Old Who Is Changing Lives Through Her Dance

Meet A 25-Year-Old Who Is Changing Lives Through Her Dance

Dec 24, 2018

Ranjini Nair, a 25-year-old Kuchipudi dancer, teaches dance to underprivileged kids under the Sarvam Foundation.

Learning About The Past Through Heritage Walks

Learning About The Past Through Heritage Walks

Nov 29, 2018

Seeing cities with ­heritage walkers, adept at both ­history and lore

A Can Of ­Sardines

A Can Of ­Sardines

Nov 15, 2018

Indian stand-up was out of line even before #MeToo

Life On Rent

Life On Rent

Oct 25, 2018

Owning is passe; hiring is the new credo. Wandering millennials, material needs intact, don’t care about stuff doomed by obsolescence.

#MeToo | Is There A Need To Draw A Line?

#MeToo | Is There A Need To Draw A Line?

Oct 11, 2018

There lies a cautionary tale embedded within the massed armour of charges—silences, selectivity, and perhaps questionable motives

#MeToo | Men Should Realise No Means No

#MeToo | Men Should Realise No Means No

Oct 11, 2018

Bollywood, comedy, and most damagingly, media...as industry after industry says #MeToo to guilt and complicity, it’s time organisations refuse consent to the predatory culture

Meet Jigmet Angmo, Ladakh's First Graphic Novelist

Meet Jigmet Angmo, Ladakh's First Graphic Novelist

Sep 30, 2018

In an attempt to preserve the stories of her childhood and the art of storytelling, Angmo turned to images and words, a method traditionally alien to Ladakhi culture, to bring to life the story of the Dungjonma who’s no more a witch, but a flying superhero.

Coaching A National Dream: Govt Plans To Tutor Rural Students For Entrance Exams

Coaching A National Dream: Govt Plans To Tutor Rural Students For Entrance Exams

Sep 26, 2018

The government’s cram school? Project to tutor rural students for entrance tests

On The High Road To A Buddhist Enlightenment And A Handful Of Stardust

On The High Road To A Buddhist Enlightenment And A Handful Of Stardust

Sep 24, 2018

An indomitable energy enamors the air at the festival, mirroring the stature and strength of its surroundings. It’s not just about making merry, the Naropa Festival is also a pretext to consolidate the foundations of a community based on a soil that’s dangerously susceptible to calamities

Right To Information | 4 Out Of Every 10 RTI Requests Are Rejected On Unknown Grounds

Right To Information | 4 Out Of Every 10 RTI Requests Are Rejected On Unknown Grounds

Sep 13, 2018

The 2017 annual report of the Central Information Commission of India states that four out of every ten RTI requests are rejected on unknown grounds.

In Search Of A Lost Home: Sindhis In India Are Struggling To Save Their Language

In Search Of A Lost Home: Sindhis In India Are Struggling To Save Their Language

Sep 05, 2018

Having lost their land of origin, saving their ­language is proving tough for Sindhis in India

Horror Is Like Semi-Porn In India But Netflix's <em>Ghoul</em> Is Different: Ratnabali

Horror Is Like Semi-Porn In India But Netflix's Ghoul Is Different: Ratnabali

Aug 30, 2018

Actor Ratnabali Bhattacharjee talks about her formidable Lakshmi Das and how playing the character was difficult, yet easy, at the same time.

<em>The Dark Knight</em> — The Film the World Needs Even After a Decade

The Dark Knight — The Film the World Needs Even After a Decade

Jul 19, 2018

It’s been exactly a decade since the film released, and in retrospect, the virtual world inhabited by us hashtag-citizens might just be studied as a post Dark Knight phenomenon.

“We Created Something Beautiful And Iconic”

“We Created Something Beautiful And Iconic”

Jul 19, 2018

In an interview to Outlook, Sacred Games actress Kubra Sait tells why Netflix’s first web series has taken content in Indian cinema to a different plane.

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