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The character of Apu in 'The Simpsons' has been criticized for reinforcing negative stereotypes about Indians.
The character of Apu in 'The Simpsons' has been criticized for reinforcing negative stereotypes about Indians.

‘Shit-skinned’, ‘Turd-eater’—How a novel loved by the US Far Right shows Indians

  • Trump’s immigration policy czar Stephen Miller promoted a grotesque novel that depicts Indians as paedophiles who use their own faeces as fuel to cook
  • Writer Suketu Mehta has called the book 'the Mein Kampf of the contemporary anti-immigrant movement'

Writer Shubhangi Swarup. Photo by Nikhil Hemrajani
A view of the Namgyal Tsemo Gompa in Leh. iStockphoto
Students and pedestrians at Harvard University. (Reuters)
Naga women cooking in a traditional kitchen in Kisama, Nagaland. (Photo: Alamy)
Naga women cooking in a traditional kitchen in Kisama, Nagaland. (Photo: Alamy)

Whose dog meat is it anyway?

The Nagaland state government's move to ban the import and sale of dog meat following social media outrage further unravels the power-play of State versus indigenous communities

A file photo of a jail in Telangana holding 6,063 prisoners against their capacity of 6,848. Photo: AFP
A file photo of a jail in Telangana holding 6,063 prisoners against their capacity of 6,848. Photo: AFP

Covid-19 in prison: Is India doing enough?

Vijay Raghavan, professor of criminology at Mumbai’s Tata Institute of Social Sciences, shares that Indian jails continue to be overcrowded despite efforts for decongestion

The cast of 'Hamilton', with Lin-Manuel Miranda (centre)
The cast of 'Hamilton', with Lin-Manuel Miranda (centre)

'Hamilton' review: A revolution in rhyme

Our review is a tribute in verse to Lin-Manuel Miranda's stage sensation 'Hamilton', streaming now on Disney+ Hotstar

Amalia Kassai in Sebastián Lelio's 'Algoritmo'
Ramachandra Guha, writer, historian, public intellectual and managing trustee of the New India Foundation. Photo: Jithendra. M/Mint
According to a draft landscape of covid-19 candidate vaccines released by WHO on 2 July, there are 129 vaccines in the preclinical evaluation stage right now. Photo: iStockphoto
Ennio Morricone scored some of the greatest moments in film history
Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi in Dil Bechara
Smoke House Deli's Baconator burger.
When: The Scientific Secrets Of Perfect Timing (Canongate Books,  ₹499)
Gorgeous dive watches for you this monsoon.
Kaoru Kobayashi as the Master in 'Midnight Diner'.
Bitwarden uses AES-256 bit encryption for security. (Istockphoto)
A smoked brinjal salad called the ‘mkhabasa’.  (Samar Halarnkar)
A smoked brinjal salad called the ‘mkhabasa’. (Samar Halarnkar)

Opinion | Experiments with an eggplant and other desi adventures

In a time of restated Indianness, we ignore culinary invaders. But what is Indian food without foreign influence? Lessons from the brinjal

Draupadi from the Mahabharata is dark and her dark skin is always mentioned along with her beauty. (Artwork: Alamy)
A deserted Wimbledon Centre Court in late June.  (Getty Images)
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