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French connection: Lakmé's origin story

French connection: Lakmé's origin story

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An essay on an anomaly of Mumbai street food—forged in fire and shrouded in lore—the fire sev puri.

At the World’s End with Fire Sev Puri

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We pick the best new book releases for your reading pleasure.

We recommend: The best new book releases

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Here’s the splainer team’s recommended list of new releases to binge-watch.

We recommend: The best new movies and TV series

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Rohit ‘P-Man’ Pereira curates a playlist where the bass slaps.

A groovy playlist of the best bass lines

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Anatomy of a Scandal

May 20 2024

The grandson of JD(S) founder Deve Gowda raped women for years—no one cared till it became a political scandal.

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Port of Authority

May 17 2024

Why a deepwater port in Iran is threatening to become an explosive issue in India-US relations.

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Dog Days of Summer

May 16 2024

Our guide to the most prestigious doggie beauty contest in the world.

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Battle for Bengal

May 15 2024

All roads to a towering majority go through West Bengal—and the stakes couldn’t be higher for the BJP.

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