Currently viewing the tag: "India"

Masala Chai

On May 13, 2014 By

Text and photographs by Matteo Pistono

In India, the distinctive call of “chai, gaurum chai, chai” (tea, hot tea, tea) resonates from the urban alleyways of Delhi and Calcutta, to the dusty villages in Bihar and Gujarat, and from Himalayan outposts to the Kerala waterways.

Continue Reading

Ashoka’s Dream

On January 25, 2014 By

REVIEW BY PHILIP GRANT

Years after an unexpected encounter with the remarkable reign of Emperor Ashoka Maurya, Bruce Rich has written an insightful meditation on the relevance of the ancient Indian ruler to our own age of global discontent.

Continue Reading

Migrating Genius

On September 7, 2013 By

INTERVIEW
BY STEWART WACHS

“There’s so much to learn from birds. When I was a child they were my first absorbing fascination in life.”

Continue Reading

The Inner Teacher

On October 23, 2011 By

EDUCATION
BY ANURADHA VITTACHI

It has been calculated that it would cost US $4 billion to educate 500 million Indian children conventionally to basic level — but only half that via the Net…

Continue Reading

Crow Home

On October 5, 2011 By

FICTION
BY MANOSH CHOWDHURY

The sky seems to be a mix of dust and smoke, laced with an urban haze: something gray, something muddy, not blue at all. Maybe it had been blue once…

Continue Reading

India’s Bandit Queen

On July 5, 2011 By

BY CATHERINE PAWASARAT

Astonishing viewers at the Cannes Film Festival, the 1994 film “Bandit Queen” thrust PHOOLAN DEVI into the international limelight. But Devi criticized the film for being overly graphic and for leaving out major events…

Continue Reading

The Barter

On April 16, 2011 By

SHORT STORY
BY HO ANH THAI

The first day we met, he introduced himself with these words: “I am Heinrich, from Bavaria, located in the south of Germany.”

Continue Reading