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A day at ANET field station

This year, a summer intern from IISER Tirupati, Narola Harsh helped me with my fieldwork. Despite having an interest in physics, he somehow landed at ANET field-base to assist me with my work. Harsh stayed at ANET for 20 days. This … Continue reading

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‘Live like you have a hundred years more to go: B.F. Chhapgar’.

As I walk into Cusrow Baug, ripples of sound from a piano, a guitar and a clock’s chimes all float through the air over the parked vintage cars and bikes. Old couples stand in their balconies, staring into infinity in … Continue reading

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The story of a child prodigy

February 8, 1997- May 15, 2013 The history of art is full of obscure but brilliant, people who never quite got their due, despite their immense talents. Oswald Yura is one such. A 16-year-old boy from a little-Known Island in … Continue reading

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Delhi by Winter

VARDHAN PATANKAR You were told there would be tall buildings, short buildings, houses and bizarre structures of architects. You were told to travel by sterile metro railways that are built to guide your feet and where people follow the rules. … Continue reading

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The back kick

VARDHAN PATANKAR Edited version published in Royal Enfield Trip Newsletter A few years ago, my girlfriend and I broke up. In order to displace my emotional turbulence, I took up biking. In that alternative ‘on the road’ state, I found … Continue reading

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Pehelvaan Thakur

By Vardhan Patankar “Nowadays, they have machines that give you a haircut and shave. You just have to move the machine blindly over someone’s head or face and you earn money” Pehelvaan Thakur A pure happenstance led me to Pehelvaan. … Continue reading

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Memories of firefly

Tonight is exceptionally dark. With few students here, I have turned-on only half the lights in the guest house. I am reading Hardin’s classical work, the Tragedy of the Commons. The night is setting in and the cool breeze is … Continue reading

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