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Seeking Pleasure in Sacred Places

Seeking Pleasure in Sacred Places

Subhashini Kaligotla— A significant number of ancient Indian temples fall under the jurisdiction of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). These tend to have the hushed feel of museums, with… READ MORE

Becoming Organic in the Himalayas

Becoming Organic in the Himalayas

Shaila Seshia Galvin— These days, the word organic typically conjures notions of food that is natural, pure, and ecologically produced. Recent decades have seen the rapid expansion of organic agriculture,… READ MORE

Slow Motion

Slow Motion

Barry Perlus— Those in the Northern Hemisphere who have recently stepped outside just after nightfall to view Comet Neowise know that the window of time in which to view this… READ MORE

Protesting Empire with Railway Tickets

Protesting Empire with Railway Tickets

Kim A. Wagner— A traveller alighting at Amritsar railway station in April 1919, after the train came to a jerking halt along the third-of-a-mile-long narrow platform, would have been met… READ MORE

Will They Swing the Thick Stick?

Will They Swing the Thick Stick?

Martin Pugh— I spent 1969 to 1971 on Voluntary Service Overseas as a Lecturer in European History at the Aligarh Muslim University in India. It was an exciting time politically… READ MORE

An Ending: India’s Railway Children

An Ending: India’s Railway Children

Jonah Steinberg— Nobody was tending to the body, which was arrayed on the tracks in at least three recently-separated pieces, its vessels, sinews, and bones protruding, trailing everywhere. The legs… READ MORE

Before and After Apollo

Before and After Apollo

Bernd Brunner— History often rewards great breakthroughs but ignores the preparatory steps that made those achievements possible. The Apollo program, for instance, has been documented in great detail and still… READ MORE

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