Strokes of Freedom

Nandini Nair

Acts of resistance and resilience by five generations of women artists

Jerry Pinto: Mumbai on His Mind

Jerry Pinto’s new novel is about urban adolescence in the eighties. He speaks to Open about the humiliations of college and the joys of language

The Mujra Mark

Congress House, an iconic landmark of the freedom struggle in Mumbai, has another unusual history

What Lies Beneath

Why renaming cities remains an evergreen political gimmick

Pallonji Shapoorji Mistry (1929-2022): The Builder

The reclusive construction mogul transformed Mumbai’s skyline

Sudhir Patwardhan: The People’s Painter

An anthology maps Sudhir Patwardhan’s interpretation of Mumbai’s struggles, hopes and aspirations

The Linguist and the Epidemic

What the SM Katre collection tells us about the politics of vaccination

Shuvaprasanna: Making the Epics Fabulous

Shuvaprasanna’s oil-and-acrylic paintings celebrate the stories of the Mahabharata

What Is a Modern Masterpiece?

An exhibition in Mumbai attempts to answer that question with 50 landmark works

Out of the Mask

The marker that divides the pandemic and post-pandemic eras


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