Month: August 2020

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Thriving in serendipity

Writer and teacher Gaurav Monga has in 20 years lived in 20 cities all over the world. Some excerpts for his journey called life… Gaurav Monga, 38, has made some…

Dramatic picturisations

A combination of the contemporary and the traditional, photographer Waswo X Waswo’s works have been humanised with his processes being akin to co-operative theatrical performances Calling attention to the place…

Events of the week

Canvassing flora  What: Two centuries ago, the British botanists began a visual study of Indian flora. Indian artists were commissioned to make botanical paintings which were sent back to Britain where it…

What women want, periodically

Period leave from work is what women dreamt of Zomato’s new policy for its staff makes it a reality It was that “time of the month,” and Samira* had no…

Monopolising tendencies 

As the battle between Apple and Fortnite intensifies, there is a deeper question that needs to be answered — should tech giants be allowed to establish their dominance to such…

20,000 porters out of work

Railway porters feel crushed by the Covid crisis as fewer trains and the fear among passengers of infection means that thousands of porters have seen their incomes fall by over…

Trial by media, acquittal by court

The public may have forgotten the Tablighi Jamaat incident, but they have been under arrest till now. The Bombay High Court found no evidence that Covid-19 was spread by their…

Getting a grip on violence in lockups

With a PIL now filed in the Supreme Court, the ease with which police personnel get away with custodial killing and torture is sought to be addressed. If the force…

The Indian factor

Biden’s likely already got the Indian American vote and the Black vote, so what else is left? Joe Biden painted himself into a corner. Back in March, during the last…