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October 5, 2020

Remnants of the Raj

An Indian traveler attempts to come to terms with the complex legacy of British colonialism. Like every Indian, I too lament the many ills inflicted upon us by the British…
June 16, 2020

Beyond Bollywood

A filmmaker travels to Mumbai and discovers the reality behind some of Bollywood's most emotional movies.   Once we landed in Mumbai and descended the plane, we were greeted by…
January 18, 2020

Assault on the Senses

A writer attempts to describe the intensity of India while avoiding the ultimate cliché. When the journalist Christopher Hitchens went to Prague during the final years of communism, he made…
November 11, 2019

Street Dancing with Shiva

In an ancient city in southern India, a traveler observes a local religious festival and unexpectedly ends up in the middle of the action. In the ancient Sri Meenakshi Amman…
November 13, 2018

Nimrah the Baker

Parsi baking culture survives in the heart of India, where Nimrah and his staff of 70 pump out tens of thousands of cookies a day. Our correspondent sampled a few.…