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Aakriti Chandervanshi
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Nanditta Chibber
Christmas in Bandra is a sight to be seen. With a fascinating history, Bandra—which was once a 'dowry port' disputed by the English and the Portuguese—is an amalgam of Portuguese and Indian cultures with the added influence of the East India Company, hosting a large Christian community (Photo…
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M.D. Muthukumaraswamy
Does the Raga Hamsadhwani intrinsically carry the associated meanings of Hamsa, especially when it is employed to render a devotional hymn on Ganesha? It would appear so. (Photo: Pixabay)   It is no coincidence that two of the famous Carnatic music compositions on Lord Ganesha are set in Raga…
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Aditi Dey
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Aditi Dey
  ​Neera Adarkar, an architect and urbanist, traces the history and emergence of the ‘chawl’ typology in Mumbai. She sheds light on the role of chawls in facilitating flows of migration into the city, the sense of community and solidarities that were fostered in the life within chawls and whether…
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Aditi Dey
  The Chawls of Mumbai were not just homes to the migrant labourers who flocked to the city to work in the textile mills, they brought with them a way of life and cultural forms—folk theatre, music and dance—which were recreated by different communities that inhabited the chawls. This excerpt from…
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Aditi Dey
  Chawls have been well represented in popular depictions of the city of Mumbai through movies, serials, plays and books. Most visibly present around the erstwhile textile mill regions of Parel and South Bombay, chawls have emerged as a housing typology across the entire city. Today they represent…
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Swapna Joshi
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Vinayak Parab
  Water is pure, Water is natural, Water is healthy, Water can help all.Water is simple, Water is free, Water can help the lives…The lives of you and me!                          Olivia Taylor   These lines by Olivia Taylor aptly define the importance of this odourless and colourless substance…
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Swapna Joshi
  Voiceover Text My cousin writes from Hyderapot My only chance to snatch, And says the climate is so hot, She says that I shall much delight To taste their Indian treats, But what she likes may turn me quite, Their strange outlandish meats. - If I can eat rupees, who knows? Or dine, the Indian way…
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