Always the Outsider

Nandini Nair

The idea of alienation permeates Jhumpa Lahiri’s new collection of short stories

One Hundred Days of Solitude

The rootlessness of family can give you the world

General Excitement

Like the Olympics, the football World Cup is an occasion—at least for me—to enjoy pure sport

Invitation to a Chaos

The fallout of extending Assam’s failed NRC policy to the rest of the country

Botched Prosecutions

A judgment for acquittal in the death of two Dalit sisters in Kerala highlights the state’s refusal to acknowledge its child abuse problem

Death threats, beating trigger mass exodus of migrants from Kashmir

It is the third day in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, and thousands of migrant labourers from Bihar are fleeing the Valley after facing threats from local Kashmiris


A movie that is rather too loud but still watchable—mostly for Priyanka Chopra’s sizzler of a turn

The Outsiders

If migrants are responsible for crimes in India’s cities, why are they always from the labour class?

Half Way Indians

On the Caribbean islands, the immigrant Indian story is laced with shame and bitterness. They are neither Indian enough nor Caribbean enough to be accepted by either community


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