9 May 2018

Tiny Museums

Every person deserves a museum of his or her own life, because every life is so irreducibly strange, every mind so infinitely rich.

7 April 2018

The Also Rans

In 1967-68, Madras was unstoppable. Bombay hadn’t lost a Ranji final in nine years, but it now seemed vulnerable, prepared to be toppled from its throne. [Purchase Required]

1 April 2018

The Bit Player

Fielding in the deep, the player can be outdoors at 9pm, standing under a sky full of light. The bleakness of winter is still many months away.  [Purchase Required]

21 March 2018

The Local Architect

In the buildings of Balkrishna Doshi, the Indian architect who won this year’s Pritzker Prize, it’s easy to take the light for granted.

19 March 2018

A Port in a Storm

Whispers of an effacement — a cruel loan, financial intrigues— began to gust around the village. The near-loss of the harbor two years ago came upon the village like a temblor.

16 March 2018

To The Barricades

We inhabit an age of walls, the journalist Tim Marshall observes in Divided. Half of all border barriers erected around the world since 1945 have appeared in this century.

2 February 2018

America’s Sharpest Voice

Around half past nine on a Thursday evening, at the Comedy Cellar in New York, Hasan Minhaj is an hour away from taking the stage. By all reckoning, this should be a fine journalistic moment, a moment when the writer is let into the thin, charged space between Minhaj’s private existence and his public one.

7 December 2017

The Ganges’ Muddy Waters

Why has a river so vital to a country—so central to its largest faith, so indispensable to its farms—been pushed into its present state of peril, its waters low, filthy and neglected?

7 November 2017

How To Sell A Country

When money, influence and people could flow anywhere, countries aspiring to be a destination for these energies had to sell themselves hard.