Posts Tagged ‘India’

Masala Chai

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.

Read More

Ashoka’s Dream

To Uphold the World Bruce Rich Ashoka book review

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.

Read More

Migrating Genius

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.”

Read More

The Inner Teacher

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…

Read More

Crow Home

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…

Read More

India’s Bandit Queen

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…

Read More

The Barter

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.”

Read More