Enlightenment in the Gobi Desert

Amidst the India-China standoff elsewhere, art unites the two countries on the Silk Road. Nanditha Krishna looks at the Grottoes of a Thousand Buddhas to realise how civilisation is a unifying force even in the time of adversity

A Dying Tale

The families of Surabhi Theatres have been on stage for 125 years. Now they are struggling to keep the art alive.

The Other Song

The search for a lost song opens out a vast furrow of other half-remembered songs, the memories of past singers, and those histories that have been forcefully banished into oblivion.

The Burkha Rapper

“I work within the rules, but I find the little loopholes that allow me to do my own thing.” —Sofie Ashraf, 21

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