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Voices: ‘Kannada Kalittayidini’ by Arunita Walia

“I’m learning Kannada” – a better alternative to “Kannada Gothilla” which means “I don’t know Kannada.” My college roommate asked me to learn the phrase “Kannada...

The Citizens Archive Of India is collecting your grandparents’ stories to...

Most of us grew up on our grandparents’ knees, listening intently as dadi/paati/appachan whispered tales of kings, queens, magic, witches and talking animals, and,...

The Man Behind Malgudi

R. K. Narayan is an important part of so many of our childhood memories thanks to his stories of Malgudi, written with such humour...

Monuments & Memory: India Lost & Found project puts architectural heritage...

In an age when Gen Z is preoccupied with all things tech, whether AI, the Internet Of Things, cryptocurrency and such, how interesting would...

Museum of Material Memory tells fascinating stories of objects, identities &...

Anyone who has ever owned a stuffed animal knows its emotional or sentimental worth. And indeed, whether a toy, piece of jewellery, sepia-toned photographs or...

Of photographs and stories: Riddhi Parekh on a photographer’s life

When we encounter a photograph that has an impact on us, we remember it more vividly because it demands our attention, stirs our curiosity...

20 Minutes With a Book That Talked Back

This question was firmly on my mind when I showed up at Bangalore's collective creative space, Lahe Lahe, on August 27th. I had come for Bangalore's first Human Library experience, a concept that originated in Denmark and that has been held in Hyderabad as well. It offers visitors insight into people who ordinarily might not get to share their stories as directly, and was organized for Lahe Lahe by Ria Andrews.

Maacher Jhol Review: Fish, Potatoes, Mustard Oil + a spicy secret!

Abhishek Verma’s highly acclaimed animated film ‘Maacher Jhol’ (a traditional Bengali spicy fish stew) brings to mind a joke by Bangalore based comedian, Sanjay...

Willy Wonka & Stories in Chocolate: In Conversation With ‘All Things’...

Food and memories are intimately intertwined, and when it comes to chocolate, this is especially true. From golden-wrapped sweets, a staple of celebrations and...

Art is Nature, Nature is Art: Interview with Visual Artist Svabhu...

Svabhu Kohli illustrates nature in a way that is both direct and fantastical, producing truly gorgeous vignettes of the night sky, the forest, the ocean, purple jellyfish,...

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