Securing the Border

Rajeev Deshpande

Changes proposed to the Forest Act are a much-needed overhaul of an outdated law, balancing conservation and livelihoods while boosting defence infrastructure

The Flow of Time

Rivers that run through the cultural history of India

Dharavi: Once Upon a Slum

Dharavi lies between myth and memory. Lhendup G Bhutia discovers one of India’s biggest social transformations

Cow Vigilantism: Politics of the Sacred and the Profane

What cow vigilantism has done to undefended lives and livelihoods. Ullekh NP visits Alwar in Rajasthan and Jaisinghpur in Haryana to find out. Photos: Ashish Sharma

Portraits of Belonging: Sagira Begum

An Old Delhi neighbourhood full of highly skilled craftspeople struggles to survive, to keep some fragment of its poetry in a city whose priorities are far more prosaic.

Sports Crazy

No cricketer among them yet, but Manipuris are doing Indian sport proud. And it’s not just that winning medals is their ticket to secure jobs

Obituary of an Unknown Indian

On the 26th of November, among those who were massacred by the terrorists was one Sunil Thackeray. All that was known about him then was that he sold omelettes. This is his story. Told by his love, Salma


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