When My Indian Parents Went Online
Societal rupture reflected in one family's life on the internet
Popula Film Club: Global Journalism Evolves, in ‘Writing with Fire’
a new Oscar-nominated documentary from India
Senators Against Generic Covid-19 Vaccines Have Gotten 2x Pharma Cash
In May, a group of 18 Republican senators sought to block U.S. support for an IP waiver for Covid-19 vaccines, one that is fiercely opposed by the pharmaceutical industry.
I stared at M, admiring his new post-lockdown haircut
Through the rolled-down window of the cab I saw the myriad hues of a September morning in Delhi slowly returning to the look and rhythms of pre-covid times.
How Mehndi Helped Me Embrace My South Asian Roots During the Pandemic
I started hating this tradition. In doing so, I ran from myself, more worried about whether my authentic self was acceptable. I would make faces and moan about how annoying the process of applying and removing Mehndi is – just like my British friends do now – while also secretly loving how beautiful and elegant my hands looked.
Wherefore, qua, bonum: decrypting Indian legalese
The English language arrived in India with the British colonists of the 17th century, giving rise to unique genres and variants, including some that characterize formal communications on the subcontinent to this day. “It seems that some judges have unrealised literary dreams,” one former judge told me. “Maybe it’s a colonial hangover, or the feeling that obfuscation is a sign of merit… It can then become a 300-page judgment, just pontificating."
Jane Jacobs and Delhi’s lockdowns
The renewed relevance of 'eyes on the street' as the pandemic ebbs