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Society that Indian Constitution envisions is one founded on freedom, drawing from historical resistance to oppression
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Society that Indian Constitution envisions is one founded on freedom, drawing from historical resistance to oppression

If freedom is not practiced in society — in our structures and our institutions — the Constitution’s promises will remain promises only.

The Arvind Krishna Mehrotra interview | 'There’s a lack of historicity in way we think, talk, write about Indian literature'
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The Arvind Krishna Mehrotra interview | 'There’s a lack of historicity in way we think, talk, write about Indian literature'

In 'The Book of Indian Essays: Two Hundred Years of Indian Prose', Mehrotra collects some of the best Indian essays of all time — including works by old favourites like GV Desani, RK Narayan, Nissim Ezekiel and Shama Futehally, all the way up to contemporary luminaries like Pankaj Mishra and Amitav Ghosh.

The Inheritance of Loss: Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi probes the contours of grief through a collection of essays
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The Inheritance of Loss: Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi probes the contours of grief through a collection of essays

In Loss (HarperCollins), Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi examines how the deaths of his father, mother and his beloved Dachshund have re-shaped his life.

#MeToo movement has been in the making for decades: 'Bitch Doctrine' author Laurie Penny
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#MeToo movement has been in the making for decades: 'Bitch Doctrine' author Laurie Penny

Bitch Doctrine author Laurie Penny chats with Firstpost about navigating the Donald Trump, #MeToo, Brexit era

Hugh Hefner passes away: Here's a look at some of the best writing found in, and about, Playboy
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Hugh Hefner passes away: Here's a look at some of the best writing found in, and about, Playboy

Playboy and its founder, Hugh Hefner, didn't just publish a whole lot of literary works; they also inspired it — everything from critical essays, investigative exposes, to exhaustive academic studies, and fun thinkpieces