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Mumbai : In Transit

Mumbai is a city for those who know the way. There aren’t many resourceful signages (almost none at the local train stations) and yet everyone simply strides towards their respective destinations. The lean physique of most natives is a testament to their daily exertions in transit and the brisk pace with which they lead their […]

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Rhapsodies Chapter 1 : New Delhi

The Sunday sky was hung with heavy rain filled clouds and Café de Art with people who wanted to read and listen to poetry. Verse of Silence had brought these ardent lovers of poetry through Rhapsodies Chapter 1. Café de Art had quite a secular vibe to it with paintings symbolizing different religions lined across […]

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Yester-day, Today and tmrw – An enquiry into the Evolution of English Spellings

Have you ever felt irritated at Microsoft word for needlessly underlining in red to point at some mistake in the otherwise correct spelling? Have you ever wondered what led to the separation of English into American and British, other than geography? Well, the answers to these questions can be discovered by tracing the evolution of […]

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Uncivilised Daughters : A Play by Abhivyakti

As much enthusing, ego-boosting it was to hear the name Wordbred being announced on the stage, it is only fair for us to, in our best capacity, put up a comprehensive review of this play, called ‘Uncivilized Daughters’. Organized and enacted by Abhivyakti (cast and crew as stated at the end), the theatre society of […]

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The Guide

A little boy who walks to school; the arrival of Railways; an old orthodox mother; a neglected and discouraged wife; unwavering followers; and a Swami with a tainted past –  these are all vignettes of an India that lives among the memory of the post-colonial times. The Guide, by R.K. Narayan, bundles the threads of […]

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