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Walking in the footsteps of Patrick Geddes in the crucible of his ideas
A feature on Patrick Geddes and what his urban planning looked like.
Reminder: The British Still Have Our Art
A feature on South Asian art, which makes up a sizable portion of collections across museums in the UK, but many items are stolen, pillaged, and pilfered. What does this mean? What happens to these items? What can be done?
An unexpected friendship: A brotherly bond, from France to India
A feature on an unusual friendship.
Why Cricket May Finally Make it to the Olympics
The world’s second most popular sport has billions of fans, yet hasn’t been at the Olympics for over 100 years. A new bid might finally change that.
How we remember them: A garden of memories in Mumbai
A story on how a legendary anaesthesiologist is remembered by those who loved her.
Man of Culture
A bacterium found on a remote Pacific island first became the obsession of a Punjabi microbiologist. It then became a wonder drug that gave hope to millions around the world. A longform feature.
East Indian Sugar: The Sweeter of Two Evils
The search for sugar that wasn’t produced by slave labor led the British to another faraway colony: India. But was Indian sugar ever free?
TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF
Interview with Irwin Allan Sealy around his latest novel, Asoka: A Sutra.
The Past Is All We Have: André Aciman’s Homo Irrealis
A review-essay on memory, time and longing based on Andre Aciman's book 'Homo Irrealis.'
Edwina and Nehru: Love in the Shadow of Empire
A story on Jawaharlal Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten's relationship.
An Indian abroad: ‘My mind is a graveyard of the living’
"For the last few weeks, my body is the only thing that has been in Edinburgh, a city I moved to eight months ago. It eats, sleeps, moves and breathes on autopilot. Whatever else I am made up of is 4,500 miles and an ocean away."
An essay on witnessing India's second Covid wave from afar.
As the death toll rises, obituary writers are struggling to keep up
A feature on what it means to be an obituary writer during a pandemic.
‘Not French enough’: What it means to be an immigrant in France
An essay on France's integration model and what the country's republican ideals mean to immigrants and minorities.