Cracked Earth

Sikkim’s ecological fragments Sikkim’s ecological fragments

By Urbashi Pradhan

The significant environmental and livelihood benefits of forest fragments are recognised by people but...

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Reading the nation in war Reading the nation in war

By Subarno Chattarji

A review of Gita Viswanath’s book on Indian military literature and Hindi war cinema.

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Hell on Ascension Hell on Ascension

By N P Chekkutty

The story of Cochin’s Robinson Crusoe – found guilty of sodomy and banished to Ascension Island.

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People & Politics

Gorkhaland and beyond Gorkhaland and beyond

By Swatahsiddha Sarkar

Responses to the Gorkhaland agitation demonstrate the one-size-fits-all policy identity movements in I...

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Condensed in time and space: Sonepur Mela Condensed in time and space: Sonepur Mela

By Abhishek Choudhary

Despite its decline in size and stature over the last decades, the mela represents the desires and dep...

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Thirty-five seconds Thirty-five seconds

By Puja Sen and Shubhanga Pandey

On the media's obsession with the India-Pakistan relationship during the SAARC Summit.

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  • Gorkhaland and beyond

    Devasish Rai, 17 December 2014

    This article is very informative and edifying narrative on the Sociopolitical issues on the ongoing Gorkhaland Movement a separate state movement in ...

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  • In search of a different truth

    Lina@Word, 12 December 2014

    great piece; lots of mysterious things explained; loved Hethake toke maniachhena re, ikkebare maniacchena re

  • In search of a different truth

    Amio Kumar Dey, 12 December 2014

    As every thing in this world has changed with time, it is found that that baul too has come under its influence. But, after listening to many song of ...

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