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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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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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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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