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Every week Indian Express brings you in-depth feature stories on topics that dominate the mind of the Indian Intelligent and discussions that we should have.

How Covid face masks are redefining wearable art

August 2, 2020 1:22:58 pm

Indian craftspeople and tribal communities are turning masks into art -- from Cheriyal, Saora, to Mata ni Pachedi paintings. Here's a list


Sibling rivalry in animal kingdom

August 2, 2020 6:35:17 am

Unlike human greed, it's usually the lack of food that makes sibling rivalries among avians and mammals to frequently take a deadly turn, leading to siblicide

How modern Indian matchmakers find partners for the young and the rich

August 2, 2020 12:18:51 pm

With a little help from biodatas, counsellors and the alignment of stars.

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How the reality show ‘Indian Matchmaking’ hides the reality

August 2, 2020 2:31:04 pm

It skips the money deals that greases alliances and the rules that keep women in check and only unpacks selectively what an upper-class, upper-caste Indian marriage entails

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Prime Woman: Why Shakuntala Devi was a woman who wanted it all

August 1, 2020 7:38:59 pm

Anu Menon's film tells the story of a difficult mother and an unapologetic achiever. But it contests that her husband was a homosexual

What’s wrong with the trees of Lutyens’ Delhi?

July 26, 2020 7:14:09 pm

Pradip Krishen on the mistakes the British made in central Delhi’s green cover and how the Central Vista redevelopment will affect it.

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Why the light hummingbird needs to drink its weight in nectar

July 26, 2020 7:10:31 am

How various species of birds evolved different types of wings and flying techniques

Why an Italian pianist has been archiving music composed by prisoners in World War II concentration camps

July 26, 2020 6:55:45 am

Francesco Lotoro: “Music kept them alive. It was to preserve and assert their humanity"

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High heels and bras are cancelled

July 26, 2020 8:12:07 pm

Watches, lunchboxes, belts, suitcases - COVID-19 has shown us all the things we can live without

Run Kalyani is a beautiful exploration of tedium and solitude

July 26, 2020 6:03:53 pm

Geetha J’s debut feature opened the 20th edition of the New York Indian Film Festival

How the pandemic has shrunk the Big, Fat Indian wedding

July 26, 2020 8:10:35 pm

People are spending less on weddings that now feature masks, hand sanitisers and social distancing.

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When will ethnicity stop mattering?

July 26, 2020 9:10:05 am

I’m hoping to see a day when I’m just a human being and my food, clothing, language and art are simply nouns with no belittling adjectives

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In the time of a pandemic, when will we dress up and go out?

July 26, 2020 8:11:18 pm

However liberal one’s notions of beauty and sophistication, COVID and its masks have made everyone equally unappealing

How Begum Akhtar once rode the vintage Minerva which won at global Concours Virtual 2020

July 26, 2020 9:12:14 am

Owner Diljeet Titus speaks of the regal past of the 1933 Minerva Type AL, one of the only nine Minerva cars surviving today, that won by People's Vote this week


Why snails have a complicated courtship

July 19, 2020 6:40:12 am

The mating behaviour of snails is all about slow-burn romance

Why the policeman in Hindi films needs a makeover

Why the policeman in Hindi films needs a makeover

July 19, 2020 5:50:58 pm

The time for a humane, enlightened cop, in and out of the movies, is here: is there a real-life example that the reel can borrow from? It is time to take a knee.

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Saroj Khan was clearly the leader of the pack: Dayanita Singh

July 12, 2020 9:53:35 am

The artist remembers the three weeks she spent on film sets with the late choreographer.

How our experiences of life, love and food make us who we are

July 12, 2020 10:13:58 am

Michelin Star-winning chef Suvir saran on asking questions and finding our way back to ourselves.

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Why we should listen to the many sounds of nature

July 12, 2020 7:15:59 am

All too soon, the noises of human development will drown out the birdsong

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How song and dance made love and desire visible on screen

July 12, 2020 1:18:07 pm

Writer and filmmaker Paromita Vohra on Saroj Khan’s role in bridging different styles and eras of Hindi film dance

Emma is a fun and exuberant retelling of a classic

July 12, 2020 6:45:59 am

By the end of Autumn de Wilde’s film, we move from exasperation to fondness, and that’s pretty much the path that author Jane Austen had set us on