An Objective Portrait of Mumbai

Shaikh Ayaz

Tasneem Zakaria Mehta tells the cultural history of the city through 101 stories from the Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum. The author talks about her aesthetic obsession in a conversation Open

Chaos and the City

On a neverending tug-of-war in Mumbai between trees and a delayed Metro line

Thota Vaikuntam: Rural Reveries

Thota Vaikuntam’s living pictures celebrate the colours and textures of Telangana village life

New Kid on the Court

Pickleball, a game that is a mixture of other racket sports, is fast coming on its own in India

Strokes of Freedom

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


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