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A musical tale of an old Delhi

Rakhha tha Dilli ka logo’n ne naam ishqabadMagar afsos ba misle khana e aashiq wo ho gayi barbaad(People had named Delhi, the land of loveAlas! It was destroyed like an unrequited lover’s heart) As I walk into Zakia Zaheer’s Hailey Road apartment one April evening, I am greeted by the sound of classical music and […]

The many stories of Indian women

Though coincidences are usually fun, they can also at times be reminders of discomforting questions. The place of women in modern India is undergoing its latest revision, revealing only the worst secrets about the country’s men. Never perhaps has the average Indian woman felt so insecure and so objectified. There is anger, understandably, which must […]

With a nine-story Prada Tower, art gets a new home in Milan

Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas says his nine-story tower for the Prada Foundation in Milan is meant to reveal the interaction between art and architecture. The white concrete Prada Tower, which is being inaugurated during Milan’s Design Week, completes the foundation’s contemporary art space. It combines restored structures with new buildings, helping to give new life […]