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The Cultural Traveller

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The heart of a destination is also the heart of your own journey

Stories in this issue

The Jail Telecast

Jail doesn’t necessarily mean an end to a career in visual media if one is an inmate of Central Prison, Viyyur in Kerala. Known for pioneering unique in-house products under the brand ‘Freedom’—…

One Over All

THE BIGGEST COMMENTARY on the chasm between our real and online selves is nowhere more apparent than in politics. The fate of most governments is now decided on social media. After all, this is where…

Noblemen Movie Review

Noblemen, by all appearances, should be a pleasant film. It’s set entirely in an old colonial boarding school, in some unnamed but picturesque hill station. There are lush trees, great shots of…

Article 15 Movie Review

‘Article 15’ is a film which demonstrates that the authentic depiction of social realism alone does not make for an effective communication of ideas. In an early scene in the movie, a Police Officer…

Capitalism and the Fall of Man

CAPITALISM DIED many deaths. Its resurrections from the ashes of socialist fatalism had already lost their novelty. Still, the proverbial crisis in capitalism keeps the Cassandras in business; it…

The Lynch Mob: Kill Easy

YOU SHOULD ORDINARILY be shocked at the video in which Tabrez Ansari is seen beaten up and asked to say ‘Jai Shri Ram’ but Indians have long been inured to lynch mobs. He was a suspected thief and by…

Dhoni’s Finale

IN FOOTBALL, COACHES often take the one truly great player they have, say a Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, and formulate their strategy around them. He is the centerpiece in tune to which the…

The Yo-Yo Relationship

THE VISIT OF the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo comes at a time of dampened expectations between India and the US. In Washington, ‘India fatigue’ is now a normal thing while in New Delhi, the…

After Rahul Who?

Now that it has become clear Rahul Gandhi will not withdraw his resignation, the question is, who next for party president? Also, whether Priyanka Gandhi too will resign from her post. First, there…

Mumbai Notebook

WHY ARE BJP governments obsessed with vanity projects? There’s Narendra Modi’s pet project, the Statue of Unity, the 182-m (597-ft) monument to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Gujarat, the world’s…