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Kolkata's Bourne & Shepherd, the world's oldest photography studio

Studio stories

Kolkata's Bourne & Shepherd, the world's oldest photography studio, has shut down after chronicling India's history for over 150 years

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An aerial view of the Naini lake
Ayyub assumed identity of Maithili Tyagi for her investigations for Gujarat Files
Qureshi's collection is inspired by Amrapali and the traditional attire of courtesans
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    Mitali Saran

    Holidays are good for your health

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    Itu Chaudhuri

    Patanjali's sloppy, nondescript typography, garish colour palettes and crude illustrations bring to mind "cheap" rather than inexpensive

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    Veenu Sandhu

    The object of Smriti Irani ire this time is Ashok Choudhary, who had the audacity of addressing her as "Dear Smriti Irani ji" in a tweet

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    Nilanjana S Roy

    Chaudhury writes about the many kinds of Hindi she encountered as a translator - not one Hindi, but multiple branches, from high Sanskritised, ...

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