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Only quality and not mere numbers count

Lakshmi Bayi

It’s time we moved from census to consensus and finally, happily, to sense

Asko Parpola, 78, Indologist

Civilisational Fetish

Amitava Kumar: Jargon Slayer

Amitava Kumar tells why he is waging a war on academic and lawyerly writing in his new book

Open Diary

The problem of language in higher education

The Foreigner’s Home

To what do we pay greatest allegiance? Family, language group, country, gender? Religion, race? And if none of these matter, are we urbane, cosmopolitan, or simply lonely?

I’m Not a Traitor

A lot can be gained in translation

Memojis: Sign Language 2.0

Emojis, animojis and now memojis are changing the way we communicate online

Lawrence Osborne: ‘Sensuality drives everything in travel’

Novelist and traveller Lawrence Osborne on the art of seeing and writing

At Home

A  journey after the Bangladesh War

A Home-Grown Page

Remembering an eclectic mind of allusive style

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