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Going back to a city you once called home
Leaving the City by the Bay’s organic arugula soy latte prettiness, but keeping a gym membership to stay tethered to it
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Royally boring
Spare a thought for the media that has to gush about the polite but unremarkable Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
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India's forgotten Chinese internment
In 1962 India and China went to war for a month. But India interned thousands of Chinese for years. There have never been any reparations. Neither has there been an apology. Most Indians know nothing about this chapter in their history.
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My essay about Kolkata's evergreen Christmas
A celebration dripping with mellow nostalgia for a colonial past has repackaged itself for a changed city, shedding its exclusivity and drawing in a new crowd with its eat-drink-make-merry spirit. That perhaps is the last miracle of Christmas
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Growing up between rooftops
We were the children of terraces. We did not think ourselves as such at the time because it was neither unusual nor special in any way. Our neighbours also had terraces and we took it as a matter of course that life as we knew it in Calcutta was lived from rooftop to rooftop. My grandmother had m
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There is no earth-shattering reason why Gurgaon district should not be renamed Gurugram even though the latter sounds a bit like a rumbling stomach. Those who think it turns the very concept of a
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For Brussels, we wept. But when there was a bomb blast in Lahore, Indian newspapers responded differently
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Talking about the shameful history of India's Chinese internment.
In 1962 India and China went to war for a month. During that time thousands Chinese-Indians from around India were rounded up and sent to an internment camp in the Rajasthan desert. Their internment lasted years. This is a history that many in India today have never heard about.
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It’s hardly Santaland but as Christmas approaches Montoo’s bakery, in a dingy lane in central Kolkata, is one of the city's hottest addresses.
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On Facebook, Paris Attacks and "What about Beirut?"
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