Istanbul: Lost in Shifting Shadows

Keerthik Sasidharan

A city caught between the heretical seductions of modernity and the atavistic lures of medievalism

Elif Shafak: ‘I defend a pluralistic, liberal democracy’

Turkish author Elif Shafak tackles difficult subjects, often to the ire of the ruling regime. She tells Rajni George how storytelling can create empathy

Modi and the Other Idea of India

The mistake of conflating Hindutva 2.0 with the Sangh ideology

War for Peace

Memoir of a Kurdish sniper who helped stop the ISIS in Syria

What Is China Up To?

The gap between aspirations and abilities

The Death of Secularism

Is Turkey’s present India’s future?

Erdoğan: The Half President

A dictatorship is taking shape on the Bosphorus. Anchal Vohra in Istanbul captures the fears and anxieties of post-referendum Turkey

Battle for the Headscarf

One woman’s defiance of Turkey’s secularist dress code

The Beauty of Disruption

Where East and West look hard and longingly at one another


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