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Musical life
The boy who fell in love with Tchaikovsky

The boy who fell in love with Tchaikovsky

Neha Thirani | July 28, 2012
Defying predictions that he would end up selling 'channa', Vanraj Bhatia became one of India's distinguished composers.
To dream, perchance to paint

To dream, perchance to paint

Neha Thirani | April 7, 2012
Sakti Burman never forgot the culture in which he was born and never refused the culture of France, where he lived for several decades.
Pricey consultants
Mission admission: Parents willing to pay the sky for kids

Mission admission: Parents willing to pay the sky for kids

Neha Thirani | November 5, 2011
The pressure to gain acceptance to select schools makes parents turn to pricey consultants.
The Indian modernist
The painter as model

The painter as model

Neha Thirani | October 15, 2011
An exhibition of pics captures the Indian modernist FN Souza in different moods.
Real estate ads that sell a dream

Real estate ads that sell a dream

Neha Thirani | October 8, 2011
Glitzy housing advertisements are selling a happily-ever-after, however illusory.
High Life
The glamour ghettos

The glamour ghettos

Neha Thirani | October 8, 2011
In every city, the wealthy are shutting the squalor out and building fortresses with gyms and green surroundings.
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When revolutions go viral

When revolutions go viral

Neha Thirani | August 27, 2011
Thanks to Facebook and Twitter, the urban Indian youth came out on the streets to support the anti-corruption movement - not only here but abroad as…
Of motherlands and mothers

Of motherlands and mothers

Neha Thirani | August 20, 2011
Artists from South Korea and India mix memory with metaphor.
Site-specific art
The Dharavi Akademi of art

The Dharavi Akademi of art

Neha Thirani | August 13, 2011
Chai shops, scrap heaps, water pipes - site-specific art blooms where it is planted.
'Bangladesh hasn't achieved a sense of closure from the war'

'Bangladesh hasn't achieved a sense of closure from the war'

Neha Thirani | August 6, 2011
Tahmima Anam's second novel in her Bangladesh trilogy, 'The Good Muslim', has as its backdrop the aftermath of the 1971 war of…
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