Putting Hindustani Music on life support

IPSITA BANDYOPADHYAY

22 July 2013

One of the common debates that have surrounded the form of music commonly known in contemporary India as Indian classical music has been the idea that it is in a state of crisis.

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When the environment turns hostile

GITA ARAVAMUDAN

11 June 2013

The news report in The Economic Times dated 21st May 2013 said it all. 

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The extraordinary everyday - a hunt for new metaphors

Rohan Shivkumar

3 June 2013

The city of Mumbai is currently undergoing a rapid metamorphosis. As it seems to be in the throes of transforming from a post industrial city to a city imagined as a hub of financial, entertainment and information technology for the region, its physical form has undergone tremendous changes- often in extremely violent forms. Historical fabrics and environmental systs are ravaged into and new housing districts and glittering commercial buildings replace older neighbourhoods and slum communities. As the new violently rips into the old, as boundaries that connect transform into those that separate, new configurations are formed, new networks created.

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What India's demographic dividend means for its women

CHITRANSHU MATHUR

20 May 2013

The Godrej India Culture Lab recently invited Roopa Purushothaman, an economist who has worked with Goldman Sachs and was a co-author of the famous “Dreaming with BRICS” report, for a talk on Women and Leadership in India. Roopa presented her research on India’s demographic dividend and what it means for women in India, especially in terms of education, employment and nutrition levels, and also spoke about her initiative called Avasara Academy, through which she is mentoring and educating adolescent girls from underprivileged backgrounds.

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Evanescence is just a word

SAMPURNA CHATTARJI

13 May 2013

In my new book of short stories about Bombay/Mumbai, the protagonist of the story titled ‘My Revenge on the Beast’ says: "In this city something is always disappearing. 

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Urban Public Space and the World Class City

RAHUL SRIVASTAVA & MATIAS ECHANOVE

2 May 2013

When we valorize the idea of public space, we build on the virtues of the community, the commons, equality and citizenship.

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The city of scaffolds

Kashish Parpiani

16 January 2013

The city of Mumbai unfurls a new page each day in its constant pursuit to achieve developmental excellence. As an ardent resident, I believe it’s a city for the fickle. It almost feels like this city is trying to amuse it’s melancholic habitants everyday with something new. A city that always holds up the ‘work in progress’ board, as seen in Image 1. As a documentary photographer & freelance photojournalist, I’ve tried to capture this persuasive city in action for over three years now.

 

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