Wei Fen Lee

A Woman in Bangladesh

I only saw men wherever I went, and every young man was a hopeless romantic

18 May 2011
Art & Culture
The Ha Ha Queen of Singapore

In a country known for strict censorship laws, the most famous comedian is Kumar, a drag queen of Indian descent who pulls no punches

03 November 2010
The Volunteer Trap

Foreigners who shell out good money to do social work in India often go back feeling cheated, misled and sometimes just ignored.

03 September 2010
Real India
The Simple Epicurean

Ramki Krishnan lives, cooks and hosts foreign travellers for free in a 71 sq ft van in Chennai.

09 August 2010
The Guru Who Sold His Wisdom

Robin Sharma on the need for overcommunication, usefulness of acronyms and uselessness of cynics.

07 July 2010
Sporting Art

Fifa fever takes on a new space: an art gallery houses Riyas Komu’s latest exhibition celebrating football.

24 June 2010
Real India
The Acrobatics of Ageing

Shantilal Shanghvi, 80, has suspended himself gracefully across his silver years.

10 June 2010


Mehr Tarar

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Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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