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The lure of folk lore

Two JNU scholars have documented traditional folk theatre of Bihar and paid tribute to the legendary Bhikhari Thakur His name might spell like a beggar,…

Where to pee?

Lack of hygiene and scarcity of public toilets in Delhi make it difficult for women to answer the call of nature in public places If…

15 years a slave

Entire families are kept captive for years to pay off a small debt they incur — and this story continues in 21st century Madhya Pradesh…

Mum’s the word

Barely three months after curfew timings were extended, the administration of Jamia Milia Islamia has issued stricter guidelines that aim to muffle female hostellers Nearly…

Dolls, drama and dreams

Music, fashion, theatre, painting, academics. Mauraya Sharma has mastered it all. Meet the 14-year-old child prodigy as he forays into the world of public performance…

A case of identity

With the rise in Sex Reassignment Surgeries in India, can we expect some acceptance from the surrounding cultural milieu? There is a marked rise in…

Love fest goes on

The streets of Russia project its connection with india. its people speak of Bollywood influence, leaders and poets India is not unknown to most Russians,…

Misogynistic debates

A survey of female participation and success rates in college debating societies uncovers blatant sexism and discrimination debating has for long been a “boy’s game”.…

Art in transit

Delhi Metro stations are transforming into hubs of exhibitions and artworks to bring art one step closer to commuters As you walk out of Delhi…