Prerna Raturi

Recipes and Reminiscences

For Ruskin Bond and Ganesh Saili, authors of the The Landour Cookbook, good food is comfort food

23 October 2013
Art & Culture
Calcutta Once and Forever

An archive offers images of the city in the 19th and 20th centuries on everything from matchboxes to record covers

20 July 2011
Art & Culture
The Library of Everyday Sounds

Welcome to auditory history in the making: a couple of Indian initiatives devoted to recording the sounds of our lives

26 April 2011
Art & Culture
Where You Can See Tagore’s Passbook

The State Bank museum in Kolkata also boasts Rajendra Prasad’s current account application and the box that stored Gandhi’s ashes

06 April 2011
Art & Culture
Vernacular Wikipedia

It’s not just Hindi and Tamil. The online encyclopaedia is serious about Wiki versions in Sanskrit, Pali and forgotten languages like Angika too

24 March 2011
Art & Culture
Silk in Her Voice

Darlings, Usha Uthup’s back with Saat Khoon Maaf. And how!

18 February 2011


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