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30 August 2016

Stuck in an auto, on Outer Ring Road, in monsoon, for Lagaan hours


Getting stuck in traffic is nothing out of the ordinary.

Getting stuck in Outer Ring Road traffic, in heavy rain, at a time when people are heading out from office on a Monday evening, that is something.

25 August 2016

Ima Thokchom Ramani: a brief history of the Meira Paibis of Manipur, then and now


Meira Paibi – translated as ‘someone who holds the torch’ in Meiteilon, the language of the Meitei community – is an all-women vigilante group in Manipur in north-east India.

18 August 2016

Majnu ka Tilla


Majnu ka Tilla at New Delhi, set up as a Tibetan refugee colony about 55 years ago, has some good eateries that serve authentic Himalayan food. Dry days don't exist here. People visit MKT—as the regulars call it—on national holidays for a drink. That is how the people of Delhi see it.

16 August 2016

The all new Ghalib Kebab Corner


Ghalib Kebab Corner in Delhi's Nizamuddin holds a special place among hostel students of Delhi Public School (DPS), Mathura Road, especially those who studied there between 1980 and the year 2000.

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