Sharmeen Hakim

Real India
The Voice of Bhendi Bazaar

In the age of mobile phones, the tradition of a local announcer lives on in Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar

19 August 2012
Real India
A Wealth of Health Material

South Mumbai has a library dedicated to physical well-being. And it’s free

29 July 2012
Real India
Non-Alcoholic Perfumes

Ittarwallahs are producing imitations of famous perfumes that are cheap and nearly as good

08 July 2012
Real India
What’s So Funny?

An irritated family in Mumbai goes to court against a laughter club

03 July 2012


Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

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. Views are personal

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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