Under the Tuscan Sun

VIJAYLAKSHMI BARUA revels in the pleasures of experiencing a wine tasting festival. Florence wasn’t exactly how I had imagined it would be. Coming in from Rome, I found it quite different from the wonderfully exuberant and colorful capital. Florence has…

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Trashing it

"This reminds me of a story I read on the net. Garbage collectors in Ankara, Turkey, have opened a public library comprised entirely of books once thrown away and destined for the landfills" I walk every evening along a serpentine…

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Timeless appeal

SANJUKTA DUTTA wishes to take the mekhela-sador to a wider platform. Mekhela-sador, the traditional three-piece attire of Assam has won the hearts of many people from all over the world, from Bollywood celebrities to people overseas. It has always stood…

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Questioning authority

  • Life

She is born. She is slowly conditioned to certain behavioral patterns. She is expected to do as told or as the society programmes her to do. In contemporary India, a girl is still given education for the sole purpose of…

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