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Sunday Herald articulations

Setting out on a tram trail

Published on 04-Jul-2015
trams Symbol of Kolkata's hertitage. Photo by author

They are romanticised street cars rumbling through the streets of the choc-a-bloc Kolkata, with the signature clanging sound...

The bitter riddance

Published on 04-Jul-2015

It was indeed a unique farewell party. Sunil, a junior engineer in my organisation, had resigned his post after managing to get another...

Fantastic folkways

Published on 04-Jul-2015
ingenuity Bayabai, an artisan, outside her decorated 'bhunga'; (below) Salemamad Husen crafting musical bells. PHOTOS BY Authors

We were in the flamingo-haunted, saline wilderness of Gujarat on a mission. The UNDP...

Monsoon musings

Published on 27-Jun-2015

I wake up to the soft but insistent hiss of a gently falling rain. The sound of rain drops hitting the leaves of the myriad...

Agents of change

Published on 27-Jun-2015

The other day, I strolled across to my neighbourly pharmacy to buy aspirins and some prescription drugs. The bill came to ₹Rs 156...

Bazaars by night

Published on 27-Jun-2015
buzz in town (Clockwise from above) Stalls stationed around Charminar during Ramzan (Photo by author); 'shahi tukda', a bread pudding sold during the festival; display of bangles at Night Bazaar in Hyderabad.

Every night during the month of Ramzan, while the rest of Hyderabad slumbers, the Old City is wide awake and bathed in light...

Lily goes berserk

Published on 20-Jun-2015

Early on as a physician in the US, I had admitted under my charge, a little old retired schoolteacher I shall call Lily...

When age & tech click

Published on 20-Jun-2015

I got myself a smart phone only two years ago. Until then, I went around with a normal phone - the kind that is used...

At the finish line

Published on 20-Jun-2015
accomplished Amitav Ghosh

A mitav Ghosh was in Bengaluru to release the third and final book in his Ibis Trilogy, Flood of Fire. In a relaxed...

Around the world

Published on 13-Jun-2015
piety Many Muslims gather at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia on Ramadan.

While the religious moorings in Ramadan are more or less the same across the Muslim world, certain strands of culture in different...

Photo Gallery
Indian villagers plant onion seeds on a field in Bhubaneswar...

Indian villagers plant onion seeds on a field in Bhubaneswar...

Exile Tibetan kids play in the rain at a Tibetan colony in New Delhi...

Exile Tibetan kids play in the rain at a Tibetan colony in New Delhi...

Indian Muslims arrive at a mosque to offer evening prayers...

Indian Muslims arrive at a mosque to offer evening prayers...

Boys enjoy a high tide in Mumbai on Tuesday...

Boys enjoy a high tide in Mumbai on Tuesday...

Shahid Kapoor's wedding with Mira Rajput...

Shahid Kapoor's wedding with Mira Rajput...

Actor Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput pose for photographers after their wedding...

Actor Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput pose for photographers after their wedding...

The newly wed couple, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput shares the post marriage selfie

The newly wed couple, Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput shares the post marriage selfie

Shahid Kapoor's parents Supriya Pathak and Pankaj Kapur during the marriage ceremony...

Shahid Kapoor's parents Supriya Pathak and Pankaj Kapur during the marriage ceremony...

The newly wed couple pose for a picture with their friend Mubina Rattonsey...

The newly wed couple pose for a picture with their friend Mubina Rattonsey...

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput pose for the photographers post wedding ceremony...

Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput pose for the photographers post wedding ceremony...

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