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How Mothers Are The Bedrock Of Our Lives

How Mothers Are The Bedrock Of Our Lives

Ironically, to execute this expanded twin role of a homemaker and bread winner, mothers are now expected to become Superwomen without the charmed, fancy life of their DC Comics counterpart!

08 May 2022
An Ode To The Mother Of My Child

An Ode To The Mother Of My Child

A poet's ode to the mother of their child.

08 May 2022

An Ode To Mother

A son remembers his mother in this poem.

Poems of Colours, Memories, Sounds, Tastes and Smells

Poems of Colours, Memories, Sounds, Tastes and Smells

These poems bring alive images of twinkling jasmine flowers and purple geraniums; mynahs and mockingbirds; guavas and grapefruits to make profound comments on...

08 May 2022

Mother's Day Is A Reminder That Majority Of Women's Work Remains Unpaid

Mother’s Day has always been my least favourite of holidays or occasions. Why must there be just one day to celebrate motherhood?

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08 May 2022
Magadh Express To Delhi University

Magadh Express To Delhi University

The Bihari's journey into adulthood on train journey to college


08 May 2022
Short Story: R Cube

Short Story: R Cube

It was her quiet and fiery resilience that had attracted me to her: she was glorious, mysterious, and almost unattainable. Even in the throes of desire, a part...


08 May 2022
Supermodel And Supermom: Meet Elon Musk's Multifaceted Mother Maye Musk

Supermodel And Supermom: Meet Elon Musk's Multifaceted Mother Maye Musk

For the uninitiated, Maye Musk is no ordinary woman. While she is the mother of one of the most renowned (and richest) men on Earth and the known universe,...


07 May 2022
Short Story: The Strings

Short Story: The Strings

Everybody—her parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, children and the servants in the extended family—huddle around her on the carpet, enchanted by the...


07 May 2022
Poems: Of Angry Pride, Rebirth And Hope 

Poems: Of Angry Pride, Rebirth And Hope 

Draupadi is one of Indian mythology’s strongest female characters. Has the disrobing shame maimed forever a spotless name? Must a new beginning encircle the...


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07 May 2022
Farewell, Madhav Godbole : What His Life Teaches Us

Farewell, Madhav Godbole : What His Life Teaches Us

Madhav Godbole's life is testimony that honest and efficient civil servants should keep a measured profile and maintain a dignified stance even in adversity


07 May 2022
Bulldozer Poems: A Voice of Resistance

Bulldozer Poems: A Voice of Resistance

The bulldozer politics of the current times has ignited rare poetics among Hindi poets, prompting them to create a bond of solidarity with victims.


07 May 2022
He Is A Doctor, She A Nurse: How Language Carries Gender Bias Into Algorithms, Perpetuates Status Quo

He Is A Doctor, She A Nurse: How Language Carries Gender Bias Into Algorithms, Perpetuates Status Quo

In a society that is heavily becoming dependent on big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning systems, it is crucial to ensure that this data comes...


07 May 2022
An Obsession With Salman Khan

An Obsession With Salman Khan

I had to watch all Salman Khan movies that too at the cinema hall, again a big thing for a small-town girl. There were innumerable Filmfare, Stardust and Cine...


05 May 2022
Will NFTs Empower The Future Artist?

Will NFTs Empower The Future Artist?

NFT markets have given digital art a platform and a collector base with new models of engagement. But is the NFT madness just a result of FOMO on the boom?  


03 May 2022
Five Decades Of Invisiblisation Of India’s Minor Languages 

Five Decades Of Invisiblisation Of India’s Minor Languages 

How the 1971 decision to exclude minor languages from Census report is killing India’s linguistic diversity 


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01 May 2022
Labour Day: Mobility Of Humour

Labour Day: Mobility Of Humour

ART (a risky thought) is a project done by animator and cartoonist Sunil Nampu and artist Riyas Komu in collaboration.


01 May 2022
Fearless Collective Drops Five NFTs At India Art Fair Parallel Event

Fearless Collective Drops Five NFTs At India Art Fair Parallel Event

Founder Shilo Shiv Suleman, on tiptoeing into the NFT universe and why she finds the Indian art world very "static".


01 May 2022
The Paradox Of Bhojpuri: Vulgarity As An Alternative Tongue

The Paradox Of Bhojpuri: Vulgarity As An Alternative Tongue

Vulgarity is an alternative tongue. Earlier, it alluded to the criminal classes but as it appears, in the Kaliyuga everybody is a criminal, vulgarity is no...


01 May 2022
The Otherness of Belonging

The Otherness of Belonging

The lips submit to the address of the other, Letting the kite chasers and night growers belong, Ghare-Baire.


01 May 2022
Coke Studio: Feel The Beat

Coke Studio: Feel The Beat

Coke Studio symbolises a clandestine love affair between Pakistan and India. Despite the growing differences, it embodies the love the two nations share for...


01 May 2022
The Lunchbox: Stories About Love

The Lunchbox: Stories About Love

I must thank Sheikh for his generosity. I ran into him at Bombay Central two years ago when I was in Mumbai for my mother’s last rites. He drove me to his...


30 April 2022
Book Review: Faith, Gender, and Activism in the Punjab Conflict

Book Review: Faith, Gender, and Activism in the Punjab Conflict

Baljit Kaur is a trailblazer, but also a woman—like too many of our mothers and grandmothers—whose decades-long contributions have received scant...


30 April 2022
It Is Raining In January And I Can't Fly Kites

It Is Raining In January And I Can't Fly Kites

When the contractions started, the sky was blue and when it ended, I was out and it rained then, the first time that year. The sky was still blue though. Azure...


30 April 2022
Hatchi: Life Lessons From A Wise Furry Friend

Hatchi: Life Lessons From A Wise Furry Friend

Hatchi, an Indie from Mussoorie, adopted by the Academy and brought home by the daughter of the Director, traumatised by idiopathic epilepsy, bequeathed us...


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