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Istanbul: Lost in Shifting Shadows

Keerthik Sasidharan

A city caught between the heretical seductions of modernity and the atavistic lures of medievalism

Jawaharlal Nehru…as a South Asian remembers

We live in a world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open, said Jawaharlal Nehru

The King’s Salvation

A lesson from 12th century Angkor Wat where its ruler Jayavarman VII prioritised public health and elevated it to worship

Why Savarkar had to be saved

Patel and Morarji wanted to avoid communal violence and political instability at all costs

Let There Be Light

Long-term lockdowns are not the answer to the virus

Kolkata: Memoirs of a Bruised City

What the ghosts whisper from the pandemic streets of Kolkata

Patriots Against the Virus

A global plague, political epidemiology and national histories

When History Stands Still

Consolations from the trauma-ridden past of India

The Threat from the Tablighi Jamaat

It is time India recognised the danger in the Islamic group's ideology, its disregard for national borders and the jihadists it spawns

Is It Laboratory-Born?

An alternative biography of the novel coronavirus

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