Mahashweta Devi’s ‘Standayini’ or ‘Breast Giver’ is a hard-hitting story of a “professional mother” who suckles the babes of a rich household only to meet an ironic end when all her “milk-sons” grow up,
A young widower’s yearning for his daughter’s happiness entangles with his duty to be honest and loyal to his occupation. Talking birds, the landscape of mid nineteenth-century Lucknow and the fantastical world of the
As the first prominent woman Punjabi poet and writer, Amrita Pritam made waves for her voice and for her personal life. She wrote on partition and she wrote on the pain it inflicted on
In the midst of Dusshera and Diwali season, we often recount the famous story of the defeat of Ravana at the hands of Lord Rama and his subsequent return to Ayodhya. The burning of
Love can be awfully self-consumed; To a couple in love, the concerns of the larger world hold little value.
Savitribai Phule and Jyotiba, however, were a different breed of lovers. Savitrbai was married to Jyotiba
Birthday letters hold a special significance. Especially when written by a parent who articulates his heartfelt hopes for his young daughter.
This week, we bring you a letter written by Jawaharlal Nehru to Indira Gandhi
Letters have been the most powerful modes of communication, traversing borders and cultures for as long as we can remember. Even today, the written word holds immense power. As our signatures get longer and
Okhil Chandra Sen may not find a mention in our history books. But he is responsible for one of the greatest public utilities: toilets on Indian trains.
Roused by an unfortunate incident at Ahmedpur station