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Failed harvest

Many Punjab farmers who went to Africa and Georgia in search of greener pastures are returning home

The 'Great' debate

Was Rana Pratap a nationalistic warrior worthy of the appellation of 'great' or just a chieftain protecting his own honour?

Book review: Flood of Fire

Through the massively ambitious Ibis trilogy, Amitav Ghosh has permanently changed and reshaped the way histories are seen and fictionalised

From Varanasi to Cannes

Neeraj Ghaywan's Masaan has picked up two big wins at Cannes. The author talks to the makers about the film's journey

Turkey: Cappadocia rocks

No trip to Turkey is complete without a visit to this weirdly beautiful landscape shaped entirely by nature in the heart of the Anatolian plain

Notes from a yogi

Yoga is considered a form of exercise by those who follow it and those who want to. But the ancient practice goes beyond just physical wellbeing

The billion-dollar brush stroke

The author decodes how China's ambitious cultural policy has put the country far ahead of India in the international art market

Mahindra XUV 500: Chrome craze

The upgraded Mahindra & Mahindra XUV 5OO has a lot going for it - from better colour coordination inside to improved fuel efficiency

The path to ageing with dignity

With India's burgeoning elderly population battling for survival, Pension Parishad is one such organisation campaigning for their pension rights

Abbreviating the thought

Short film Seher Hone Tak was warmly received at Cannes, tells the author that concentrating emotions into a shortened narrative is liberating

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My first report card at school
Malavika Sangghvi

Contrary to the great expectations that my parents had from me, my first report card at school wasn't anything to write home about

Wines for summer
Alok Chandra

This is the time to have white wines, rose' wines, and sparkling wines - the colder the better

On the streets of Hanoi
Perri Klass

It seems that lowly street food is now, paradoxically, a higher-end tourist business

An audience of actors
Malavika Sangghvi

Tanu Weds Manu Returns is rare jewel, not only for Kangana's acting but also how director captures small-town India in all earthy humour

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