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Suffernama

  Vol 2 Issue 1 | April-June 2022 Suffernama Story and art by Suhail Naqshbandi   Kashmir: a brief history Over the centuries, Kashmir has been ruled by several dynasties and kings – from Ashoka of the Mauryan Empire to the Mughals to Ahmad Shah Durrani of the Durrani Empire and later, Ranjit Singh of […]

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Into the Woods

  Vol 2 Issue 1 | April-June 2022 Into the Woods Story by C.G. Salamander | Art by Rajiv Eipe   Russian Forest Rangers Russian forest rangers like Anya are tasked with protecting forests, national parks, and local parklands. Living a basic life often in the remotest, coldest parts of the country, they are constantly […]

The Beholder’s Eye

  Vol 1 Issue 4 | January-March 2022 The Beholder’s Eye Story by Anirudh Singh | Art by Kavita Singh Kale   This piece of speculative fiction explores the borders of science and spirituality, playing cleverly on a much-overused saying about the nature of beauty. The short story by Anirudh Singh has been interpreted in […]

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The Cave Painters

  Vol 1 Issue 4 | January-March 2022 The Cave Painters Story by Mohd Salman | Art by Archana Sreenivasan   The Mystery of Cave Paintings Prehistoric cave paintings are among the most fascinating relics left behind by our ancestors. They belong to a time when the human struggle for survival was far more intense. […]

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Tattoo

  Vol 1 Issue 4 | January-March 2022 Tattoo Story by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar | Art by Partha Banik   How is a tattoo made? A tattoo is a permanent design made on the skin by inserting ink into the dermis layer using needles. This is usually a painful process – getting a tattoo essentially […]

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The Tyranny of Beauty

  Vol 1 Issue 4 | January-March 2022 The Tyranny of Beauty Text and art by Priyanka Paul   Social media and body image Studies show that the constant exposure to thin, fit and “idealised” body types and features on social media tends to negatively affect body image, particularly in young women, who tend to […]

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Sitara Devi

  Vol 1 Issue 4 | January-March 2022 Sitara Devi Story by Rupleena Bose | Art by Nayna Yadav   Mind the gap! In 2015, the Live Mint conducted a study of 925 Bollywood films, released between 1990 and 2015, starring the 20 top male actors in the industry. The results of the analysis revealed […]

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Died in the Wool

  Vol 1 Issue 4 | January-March 2022 Died in the Wool Text and art by Anupam Arunachalam   This might not be easy to appreciate in a world where most industrial paint is made in labs using chemicals, but in the old world, colour used to come from things. Specifically, natural things. In ancient […]

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Finding Mumtaz

  Vol 1 Issue 4 | January-March 2022 Finding Mumtaz Story by Anushka Ravishankar | Art by Mainak Mitra   Charbagh: the Magic of Four The Charbagh, the garden that begins at the gate and ends at the base of the mausoleum, is one of the most striking aspects of the Taj Mahal. It is […]

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Hum Dekhenge

Vol 1 Issue 3 | October-December 2021 Hum Dekhenge Story by Francesca Cotta | Art by Kruttika Susarla   Hum Dekhenge In 2013, I left my home in Goa to attend college in Pune. As with most of the first-year students, my parents found me a hostel in the vicinity of my new campus. The […]