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Short Story: Ruby’s Box Of Pencils

Short Story: Ruby’s Box Of Pencils

A school girl bedazzled by fancy pencils turns into a thief but an act in kindness causes a change of heart and quality of writing

17 April 2022
A Kashmiri’s Journey To Find His Grandfather’s ‘Missing Photographs’

A Kashmiri’s Journey To Find His Grandfather’s ‘Missing Photographs’

Delhi-based Gaurav Monga on his grandparents who lived in Kashmir, their successful photo studio and his efforts to track the photographs his grandfather took,...

09 April 2022

A Day In Spring: Memories Of Kashmir

A Kashmiri Pandit author living in London writes about his experience of watching a recent Bollywood film with his mother ahead of 'Sonth', the Kashmiri...

Anil Kapoor Celebrates 30 Years Of 'Beta'

Anil Kapoor Celebrates 30 Years Of 'Beta'

Anil Kapoor took to Instagram and shared the film's poster, along with pictures from an award ceremony.

03 April 2022

Poems About Memories And The Sacredness Of Light

Drawing on Indian-Jewish heritage, these poems celebrate the warm memories of growing up with the customs and traditions of the culture and faith.

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08 April 2022
Fairies In The Memory Garden

Fairies In The Memory Garden

The wise old aunt and the idyllic world of a starry-eyed youngster coming to terms with the realities of life


27 March 2022
Short Story: The Mothers In Her Backbone

Short Story: The Mothers In Her Backbone

As Ma laid her healing hand on her back, Anisha felt like she had magically inserted some fallen, missing piece of a little bone back into her column of...


06 March 2022
A Love Story Laced With The Sense Of An Ending

A Love Story Laced With The Sense Of An Ending

For a year, Reema carried on her unspoken love affair with Rashid: Texting him, meeting him at restaurants, losing herself in his warm embrace at hotels.


19 February 2022
Poems: Of Everydayness And Learning Tamil

Poems: Of Everydayness And Learning Tamil

A dawn in the life of an upscale southern neighbourhood of Mumbai, and a moment from a language lesson: ‘Thatha teaches me our history/It is full of men/I...


05 February 2022
Love Story: Build Your Country Around My Body

Love Story: Build Your Country Around My Body

A refugee from East Pakistan, Amala Manna loses her younger brother Kartik, within moments of crossing over to India. At a refugee camp in Gariahata, she meets...


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04 December 2021
Faded Red: Story Of The Young American Soldier

Faded Red: Story Of The Young American Soldier

In the fifth and final installment of the Outlook Special series, author Uttaran Das Gupta makes us spend some time with the American soldier we met last week,...


04 December 2021
Faded Red: The Berlin Of The Past

Faded Red: The Berlin Of The Past

One place in Berlin has preserves objects provoking memories of the erstwhile GDR is the interactive DDR Museum in the centre of the city.


22 October 2021
A Writer-Researcher Fondly Recalls The Time When The Printed Word Was The Gospel Truth

A Writer-Researcher Fondly Recalls The Time When The Printed Word Was The Gospel Truth

Vying for a share of the emerging readership, competition among publishing houses led to a variety of magazines on offer, writes Sudhirendar Sharma in her...


19 October 2021
Shimla's Coolies Are Vanishing Into Oblivion

Shimla's Coolies Are Vanishing Into Oblivion

It was the British who brought thousands of coolies to Shimla when they turned the place into the summer capital of India.


08 October 2021
The Changing, Unchanging Contours Of Some Key Indian Policies

The Changing, Unchanging Contours Of Some Key Indian Policies

Food, safe options for family planning and the right to quality education are some of the development goals of every nation. Experts closely involved in these...


07 October 2021
Recalling A Trip Down The Lanes Of Ram Janmabhoomi

Recalling A Trip Down The Lanes Of Ram Janmabhoomi

Tucked away from the outside world and heavily guarded, the Ram Janmabhoomi site has its own little stories; its own little anecdotes.


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08 October 2021
Camera Candida: A Photographer’s Efforts To Revive The Lost Art Of Portraits

Camera Candida: A Photographer’s Efforts To Revive The Lost Art Of Portraits

From Lahore to Delhi, Dinesh Khanna follows in his father’s footsteps to capture extraordinary images.


04 November 2021
An Artist's Labour Of Love Keeps Goa’s Heritage Alive….In Drawings

An Artist's Labour Of Love Keeps Goa’s Heritage Alive….In Drawings

Scattered souvenirs from memory’s cache spread across Panjim, Sao Tome and Fontainhas, of growing up under Portuguese colonial shadow


08 October 2021
How Green Was My Kashmir Valley: The Magic Of Movies In Cinemas

How Green Was My Kashmir Valley: The Magic Of Movies In Cinemas

Watching films in theatres in 1980s Kashmir left an impact on the audience few could anticipate.


04 November 2021
Post Card From Kashmir: The Dentist They Killed, The Driver They Assaulted

Post Card From Kashmir: The Dentist They Killed, The Driver They Assaulted

The events entrenched in memory are all imbued with a tinge of grief. A medley of loss and tears in an insurgency-wrecked Valley.


08 October 2021
The Sound Of Magic: For The Love Of Long Playing Records

The Sound Of Magic: For The Love Of Long Playing Records

Not only do they have indubitably unique sound, old vinyl records effortlessly summon up the past in a whirl of tactility and art.


08 October 2021
The Tradition Of Making Durga Idol With Soil From Sex Worker’s House

The Tradition Of Making Durga Idol With Soil From Sex Worker’s House

No festival is complete without its own set of myths. Traditions invented for the relatively new Durga Puja invoke a community society chooses to forget.


08 October 2021
Past Imperfect: Memories Frozen In Time

Past Imperfect: Memories Frozen In Time

From Partition to genocides in Rwanda and elsewhere, museums are important to understanding our fractured past.


08 October 2021
Congress-Left Too Harks Back To The Past In Search For A Better Future

Congress-Left Too Harks Back To The Past In Search For A Better Future

Exalted achievements of yore are often cited by to rehash the story of past political icons.


08 October 2021
The Quest For Our Glorious Past Is How The Right-Wing Woos The People

The Quest For Our Glorious Past Is How The Right-Wing Woos The People

The politics of nostalgia involves mobilising the masses around the yearning for a glorious past brought alive in imaginations of the future.


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