The Saree-Clad Skater: In Conversation with Badass B-Girl Anagha Ravi

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The role of women in Indian society has long been one defined by patriarchal constructs. In a country where the female divine is worshipped for her nurturing power, capable of creation and destruction, blessing and curse, the Indian woman is rarely as readily respected in the eye of the public. Even as the perception of […]

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A Textbook for Tennis Nostalgia: An Ode to Tennis by Sumedh Natu

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Guest writer Sumedh Natu of Buzzfeed and Shotgun Media is a video producer with a deep love for the sport of tennis, one which is inextricably intertwined with his childhood memories of his late father. The cancellation of the 2020 Wimbledon came as a devastating shock to fans across the world, who yearned to see […]

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Humans of Food: Makin’ Bacon with Roycin D’souza

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Taste defines culture. Food, just like myths and stories and ancient heirlooms, are gems passed down to us from our ancestors. From the banana-leaf-wrapped goodness of the South to the meaty, seasoned curries of the North, India’s many diverse cultural lines are easily distinguished from one another by the foods they call their own. More […]

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Food Delivery Services and COVID-19: Everything You Need to Know

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The outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus has taken the world by storm, sparking major concerns amongst consumers and citizens of the world. Being a new disease, there is still much research to be conducted into its transmission, and its ability to survive on a variety of surfaces. Amid all of the uncertainty surrounding the disease, […]

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Trailblazers: Trail Running in India

The Indian sub-continent boasts diverse, varied and often opposing geological conditions. From the snowy mountains of the North to the deserts of the West, from the forested South to the coastal beaches that surround us, India is a cornucopia of natural pleasures. In this nation of plenty, a movement is born. A community of explorers, […]

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Isolation and Resistance: Art in the Age of Quarantine

    The era of fear and panic is nigh, and art may be our only salvation. The recent announcement of Covid-19 as a global pandemic has taken the world by storm. As the panic spreads, citizens all over the globe have locked their doors and shut themselves in, bracing for a long, uncertain period […]

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Local Indian Liquors That Offer A Uniquely Desi Kick!

The adventurous traveler takes pride in the exploration of the unknown. From exotic locations in unpronounceable parts of the world to curious and disarmingly delightful local cuisine, the avid traveler has tried it all. So why should alcohol be any different? From the Soma of the Gods to Lord Shiva’s elixir of choice, India’s love […]

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Brazilian Street Art – A Photoessay by Ankita Kumar of Monkey Inc.

Art is a mirror to society, reflective of the culture of the times in which we live. A form of expression that makes no distinction between age, religion, gender, caste or ethnicity, history has played witness to a multitude of artists from across the board, taking to the streets and turning their cities and towns […]

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The Mark of Excellence: The History and Legacy of the Michelin Star

The most coveted of laurels for chefs and restaurants alike, the Michelin Star is a mark of excellence recognised world-over. The hallmark for fine dining, when restaurants are awarded one Michelin star, it is a sign that the chef is one who has succeeded at the highest level. Two stars, and the restaurant is probably […]

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