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Wild and Beautiful

Wild and Beautiful

A show at the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art puts the spotlight on our relationship with the animal world

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The Remains of Love: A Sonnet Series

The Remains of Love: A Sonnet Series

Excerpts from a sonnet series by a postgraduate student studying MA Creative Writing and Critical Life at the University of Leeds

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 Stories of Immigrants: Submission Guidelines

Stories of Immigrants: Submission Guidelines

The Punch Magazine invites submissions under Fiction, Poetry and Essays/Creative Non-Fiction categories for its special issue on immigrants — works featuring migrants. Here are the submission guidelines

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Elton John: My Gift is My Song

Elton John: My Gift is My Song

At 72, one of the world’s most iconic pop stars finds happiness at home

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Women in South Asian Writing

Women in South Asian Writing

The traditions, complexities and dysfunctionalities of a rapidly globalizing South Asia as described in the literature by women can become empowering or used to subjugate women further. Women writers from this region need to look at its western readers and not only inform them but condemn such practices as archaic and out of context.

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The Golden Glass and other poems

The Golden Glass and other poems

Thirteen poems by the author of And What Remains in the End: The Memoirs of an Unrepentant Civil Servant, whose collection of poems, The 70th Milestone, has been published by Speaking Tiger Books

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A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

Being a promoter of inclusivity and equality, I seek a world where basic human rights are not flouted

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The Saffron Closet

The Saffron Closet

The long fight against Article 377 is a reminder of the truth that naming non-normative forms of sexuality is important for purposes of political mobilisation. But this should also be a moment to remember that there are forms of intimacy that are hard to name, and hence too easily pushed into the shadows

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A Letter from an Indian in Exile

A Letter from an Indian in Exile

I am “queer” for two reasons: because I am gay and because my body — a half-Pakistani body by law if not by blood or ancestry — lies out the mainstream of what the mother country now considers acceptable

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The Sculptor’s Guide To A Goddess and other poems

The Sculptor’s Guide To A Goddess and other poems

Five poems from the author of 'Urmila' and 'A Tinge of Turmeric', exploring the identity and womanhood in 21st century India

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Lucy Ellmann: Republic of Consciousness

Lucy Ellmann: Republic of Consciousness

The Booker Prize shortlisted author on making the narrator of Ducks, Newburyport a representative for all consciousnesses, and encapsulating in the novel the whole of the world that the middle-age Ohio housewife has to contend with —a world that depresses, delights, offends and mystifies her

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Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte: A Hall of Mirrors

Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte: A Hall of Mirrors

Cervantes classic Don Quixote makes a reverberating Rushdian comeback. Quichotte is a testament of the modern man’s invincible courage and unwavering hope: a much needed reiteration of faith in a greener earth and a brighter future for our children

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