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Taj

Taj

(1) In junior school, they would give us ‘holiday homework’ for the summer, so that the iced lollies and sliced mangoes would not erase whatever it was school filled our minds with. I once asked my grandmother for help with one of the assignments. These days, when her grey eyes cloud with confusion, I am …

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Study of a Land I’ve Never Known

Study of a Land I've Never Known

#Poetry Cultivated by English the isles, they soughtO Albion your sea-encircled coast.What an interpreter of the maps visualisesTo the feet, hands never known Till like the Normans on your fair sand trod and tastedGeoffrey’s rhapsodical recipes of the national tongue.At Lakeland, lithosphere’s rainbow, poets met their museAnd your vast, icy cliffs guard Dover’s moon-blanched coast. …

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क्लिप

क्लिप

कोई आज़ाद पंछी नहींना ही उसका कोई पंख मैं तो वह छत पर बंधेतार पर टंगा कपड़ा हूँजिस पर क्लिपलगाए जाते हैं हवा का झोंकाभरोसा दिला गयाकि आंधी आएगीमुझे छुड़ाने Shubhshree Mathur Shubhshree is a storyteller and design educator from Kota, Rajasthan currently based in Bangalore. She is a tea lover, bibliophile and as outgoing as …

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Interview with Ankit on his Love for Miniature Paintings and why he Started ‘Niraamish’

Interview with Ankit on his Love for Miniature Paintings and why he Started 'Niraamish'

Apart from the aesthetics, I got interested in miniature paintings because of the historical and political questions related to them. I wanted to know why artists painted the Gita Govinda? Or why Muhammad Shah Rangila commissioned a pornographic portrait? Or at what point did a subsection of Indian society start to feel embarrassed about certain …

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Workshops x The Blahcksheep

Workshops X The Blahcksheep

We’re doing four exciting workshops this April. Curated by passionate instructors across diverse fields, these workshops offer a fun way to learn (and unlearn) while making new friends. Combining theory with doing, all our sessions are interactive and collaborative. The language of instruction is English. All sessions to be hosted on Zoom/Google Meet. In case …

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Hope Amidst Catastrophe: Sri Lanka’s Calls to End Corruption

Hope Amidst Catastrophe: Sri Lanka’s Calls to End Corruption

14th April, 2022: An update on the current situation in Sri Lanka by the author: • Appointment of a new Central Bank Governor: A new Governor was appointed to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Dr. Nandalal Weerasinghe who subsequently tightened the monetary policy. He announced on 12th April that Sri Lanka will be suspending …

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Bhunja ki Dukaan: An Important Parcel of Bihar’s Food Culture & Gender Politics

Bhunja Ki Dukaan

This piece was rejected by other publications and platforms that found it “interesting but not good enough to be published.” The author was told that it sounds like a “rant” and not a “proper write-up.” Bhunja ki Dukan literally translates into Dry-Roasted Snack Shops, i.e. small roadside shops that sell roasted dry snacks like peanuts, …

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An Apology Letter

An Apology Letter

This “Apology Letter” is addressed to all those suffering due to wars around the world today. In the grand scheme of things, this letter cannot change anything. But even if one person comes across it and finds a moment of relief and kindness, it will make the author of this piece happy. I am sorry. I …

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