CULTURE

The Therapeutic Potential of Arts

The process of Art does not have to be formal or technical in nature. Art is in the...

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A Request to be Colonised

Fast food is so symbolic of the times that we live in. It is really not a phenomenon in...

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The power of a song in a strange land

From the moment of capture, through the treacherous middle passage, after the final sale...

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An Ode to Pran: The “Villain of the Millennium”

Describing the legendary film actor Pran is an immensely challenging task because not...

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The Gargi College Episode: Rethinking College Festivities, Brute Display of Masculinity and an Anti-Women Culture

The recent reports from Delhi University's Gargi College remind us of the significance of...

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Amid CAA Protests and Economic Crisis: Modi Government Plans to Save “India’s Cultural Vision”

In order to promote “unique Indian traditions” such as Karwa Chauth and Bhaiya Dooj,...

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Singing ‘Hum Dekhenge’ in Hard Times: Why a Pakistani Poem Echoes India’s Pains 40 Years Later

“Songs are sneaky things, my friends. They can slip across borders. Proliferate in...

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CAA and a Resistance to the Majoritarian Discourse Around the ‘Northeast Frontier’ and Beyond

The Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy recently tweeted, “A democracy is necessarily...

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A Literary Festival Jashn-e-Rekhta: The Tryst of Tradition with Modernity

We all know that Urdu is a confluence of Persian and a version of Hindi called Khadiboli...

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‘Spaces’ as Symbolic Capital and the Paradox of our Times

Jack Nicklaus quoted, “There are always new places to go fishing. For any fisherman,...

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