Open Diary

Swapan Dasgupta

The legacy of Swami Vivekananda and the decline of Allahabad University

Homeless in Allahabad

In his hometown, Nehru is an outsider who has little relevance beyond the arcana of history

‘Whatever I am today is because of my father’

Allahabad shaped the man who shaped so many others

Land of the Trampled Dead

Why a stampede does not register in India

The Lady Cremators

Hindu tradition has long resisted the presence of women at funerals. But in a village near Allahabad, female professionals conduct the last rites.

Thread That Binds

200 Muslim families of two UP villages make the kalainara, the holy thread of Hindus.


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