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Essays

Why Sex is Divine

Charu Bahri

There’s more to the erotic imagery at the Khajuraho temples than a wanton display of lust. The author reveals the architectural logic for these sacred sculptures

Space Cadet

This author lost his boyhood to science fiction. It was a bit like Dante’s hell: abandon ye all hope, those who enter here

At Home in JNU

Meet the man who can’t part ways with Jawaharlal Nehru University

Unicultural Indians in Multicultural Australia?

So the scene for Indians is really bad in Australia. But surely there’s something these hapless desis can do to make life easier for themselves

Music to My Ears

Resul Pookutty is a film sound engineer, sound designer and sound mixer. In 2008, he won the Oscar for Best Sound Mixing for Danny Boyle’s film Slumdog Millionaire

King and I

A modest apartment, a borrowed Maruti 800 for outings, Mahendra Peshwa, descendant of the legendary Maratha rulers, is like any other middle-class guy. Except for that last name...

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After three years of post-retirement blues, former government employee TS Rajagopalan started working again—at a call centre, with youngsters half his age

A Fine Balance

Bobby is a 32-year-old man who feels like a woman. Here, he talks about what he went through to be both, and still come out happy

City of Imagination

The author on Calcutta’s elusive connection with its literary tradition and the anarchy caused by the Hungry Generation

Mother Superior?

Mothers think they are the centre of their children’s universe. Alas, they find they are not

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