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Should You Go For Plant-based Milk Products? Here's All You Need To Know

Should You Go For Plant-based Milk Products? Here's All You Need To Know

For years, alternative kinds of milk, such as almond, soy, and even cashew milk, have been readily available. But lately, the plant-based milk category has exploded — now offering more alternative kinds of milk than ever before.

23 May 2022
Why Marathi Cinema Has Lost Its Sheen

Why Marathi Cinema Has Lost Its Sheen

Behind the geographical shadow of Bollywood, the Marathi film industry is finding its wings in themes dominated by glamour.

23 May 2022

Cutting Or Full, Our Cup Of Tea Runneth Over

May 21 was celebrated as International Tea Day. Chai isn’t just a beverage. It brews on as a symbol of one of the most cherished tenets that we as a...

Short Story: Breeding Machine

Short Story: Breeding Machine

They’re my children who experienced the warmth of my womb for nine months. Today, I can’t even say they’re mine. They’re Raja Khan’s children. Not...

22 May 2022

Book Excerpt: The Shadow On The Wall

Ruskin Bond, India’s best-loved author, turned 88 on May 19. He recollects a spooky incident that happened during his days as a struggling freelance writer...

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21 May 2022
Book Review: Leading By Example

Book Review: Leading By Example

Picking up on the title of one of the more spectacular James Bond books, Govind Dholakia, has embarked on the story of how he reached the heights of the...


21 May 2022
Poems: The Landscapes of Home, Love, Solitude, And Infinity

Poems: The Landscapes of Home, Love, Solitude, And Infinity

Can there be home within a home? Can our vanity be too big to hold all the love we get? Can solitude taste like the numb strumming of a guitar? How many years...


21 May 2022
Book of Tea: A Poem

Book of Tea: A Poem

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed May 21 as International Tea Day in recognition of the long history and deep cultural and economic significance...


21 May 2022
Short Story: Once Upon A Road

Short Story: Once Upon A Road

For Hasan, a man seemingly in his mid-thirties, roads often lead to more roads. An encounter with Vikram near a temple on an October night ends with a strange...


20 May 2022
Endangered Species Day 2022: History, Significance And The Top 5 Endangered Species Of India

Endangered Species Day 2022: History, Significance And The Top 5 Endangered Species Of India

In a bid to raise awareness about the importance of saving these species, the third Friday of May is marked to observe the Annual Endangered Species Day. 


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19 May 2022
Kolkata's Satellite City New Town To Get First Community Durga Puja This Year

Kolkata's Satellite City New Town To Get First Community Durga Puja This Year

Organisers hope that the festival, which is around five months away, will give a boost to tourism and businesses, besides helping build the brand of New Town.


17 May 2022
Anthropocene Fiction: Climate Change Novels You Must Not Miss

Anthropocene Fiction: Climate Change Novels You Must Not Miss

Fiction writers turn their gaze to the state of the planet in their stories about wildfires, melting Arctic ice, cyclones and other indicators of global...


15 May 2022
What If I Were To Tell You

What If I Were To Tell You

Unlike weight-lifting and power-lifting, it is a pity that shop-lifting doesn't feature as a skill that one could wear with pride in public.


15 May 2022
Short Poems

Short Poems

Short poems for a weekend read.


15 May 2022
Best-Known Women Writers From Pakistan

Best-Known Women Writers From Pakistan

Pakistani-English literature emerged as a distinctive field of postcolonial literature in the early decades after the partition though things seem...


15 May 2022
Book Review: The Millennial Yogi

Book Review: The Millennial Yogi

Vini’s past and Jay’s present, are peppered with wise adults and anxious friends, not to mention managing girlfriends who ride on high-income high voltage...


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15 May 2022
Book Review: Memoirs Of Defending Democracy

Book Review: Memoirs Of Defending Democracy

The book would be a right read now in this right world. We can sense the totalitarian force hitting our doorsteps with the dissolution of democracy.


14 May 2022
Book Excerpt: Black Is The Colour Of Death

Book Excerpt: Black Is The Colour Of Death

It must be difficult, having to worry if you could die honourably, if you could die with dignity, not asking, not begging, for the pain to stop. For if you...


14 May 2022
Michel Foucault And The Poetics Of Power

Michel Foucault And The Poetics Of Power

To the French philosopher, the mood for power is not always inimical, so the dissemination of power is not a means of circumscribing man, nor does it force man...


14 May 2022
Timeless Tagore: India’s most Prominent Global Brand Ambassador

Timeless Tagore: India’s most Prominent Global Brand Ambassador

The country celebrated the 161st birth anniversary of 'Kabiguru' Rabindranath Tagore, Indian icon and the first non-European Nobel laureate on May 7. His...


14 May 2022
Book Review: The City And Its Redundant People

Book Review: The City And Its Redundant People

Malati Mukherjee’s translation of Bitan Chakraborty’s 'Redundant' is a lesson in empathy for outsiders trying to find a foothold in the city of their...


14 May 2022
Hate Speech And The Language That Speaks Of Love: An Ode To Urdu

Hate Speech And The Language That Speaks Of Love: An Ode To Urdu

With so much hate being spewed on social media and public platforms, the language of Urdu feels like a soothing balm  


11 May 2022
'Sickness': A Short Story By Saadat Hasan Manto

'Sickness': A Short Story By Saadat Hasan Manto

‘I am not comfortable in the company of women, to the extent that I had agreed to a nikah about a year and a half ago but had not made any arrangements to...


11 May 2022
The Films Of Pakistan: A Translation of Saadat Hasan Manto’s 1948 Essay

The Films Of Pakistan: A Translation of Saadat Hasan Manto’s 1948 Essay

A weekend Eid visit to the cinema in Lahore prompts the translator Raza Naeem to remember Manto with a translation of his little-known, but prescient essay,...


11 May 2022
Memories Of The Memoirist: Remembering Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

Memories Of The Memoirist: Remembering Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

Author Ina Puri recalls the life and legacy of santoor maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma who passed away at the age of 84 on Monday, May 10, 2022.


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