Places

Bangalore, India

Bangalore, India

« The compulsions of trade often lead to other connections and spillovers, hard to trace but stubborn in their residue...We get glimpses of places, mentioned in passing in accounts of the time, or described in poetry. »  —Usha K.R., Ruminations along the Silk Route

 

Helena Makri

“If ever there was a book calculated to make a man in love with its author, this appears to me to me to be the book”—William Godwin (on reading a narrative by his future wife)

It was mid-...

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Rahoul Gonsalves

The uncertainty of life annoys me. I mean, wouldn’t it be awesome to have all your life’s trajectory set, before coming of age? You could make a conscientious decision of what...

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Written by Divya Devaraj, a second year medical student at St. John's Medical College.

Kanthi watched them carefully as they walked up her front verandah, running her fingers through her wet...

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Of the thirty-three crore or three hundred and thirty million gods and goddesses of Indian Hindu mythology, the most loved perhaps is Ganesha, especially by children. To begin with, there is his absurdly endearing...

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By Aiswarya Sasi

As I relinquished myself to sleep’s alluring caress,

In the warmth of the banyan tree behind the mess,

My cerebrum set out to tail a fairly odd train of...

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Chapter 14
Pages 283-288

‘Amma, must I come to Nallikai Swami’s?’ Nagaratna pleaded half-heartedly one last time. ‘I will...

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By Sitarah Mathias, a third-year student at St. John's Medical College

Chhatarpur. A sleepy, dusty little town in Madhya Pradesh connected only by road, where life moved in slow motion. Yet, a...

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On the map of India, my hometown Bangalore sits in the southern projection of the Indian peninsula, equidistant from the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, at the edge of the Deccan Plateau. We are landlocked, far...

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By Aiswarya Sasi (2015)

I walked into the eerily quiet room, like a rabbit venturing into a lion’s cave. In the middle of the room was a lone table, with chairs at both its ends. On one chair...

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Tia Teresa Thomas

Today was the last day of our 10-day posting in Emergency Medicine. We were only in fourth term so the prospect of Emergency Medicine excited us more than anything.. Our posting was during...

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Chapter 6

Gandhi
Pages 102 -- 106

1934

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(Excerpts from the novel Ghachar Ghochar)

I didn’t put up a fight when the family began efforts to get me married. None of my attempts at romance had got anywhere. It was only Chitra with whom I...

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