Purnima Tammireddy (Photo: Abdul Rasheed)


Lives in Literature: ‘Telugu won’t put food on your table’

A post office, relatively low-tech, is still an important part of life for pensioners and the elderly


RESET: The post office effect

The iconic Napier that started out in a shed-like structure around 1910 and then underwent gradual transformation.


Alt/Urban: The Lost ‘Picture Palace’ of Poona

(Left) Prawn curry from the previous day being thickened to make the Goan kalchya kod and (right) peanuts being roasted in sand.


Eat.Wander.Repeat: Of sand-baked cakes and yesterday’s curry

A plush Karachi Bakery outlet at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi (Photo: Getty Images)


Dilli Diary: What’s in a name? Ask a Khatri

Brutus, December 1998–June 2010  (photo by Siddharth Shukla, courtesy Avay Shukla)


The final goodbye: Be with your pet at the End

Chile’s Atacama Desert, a vast dump yard for used and unused clothes from around the world (Photos: Getty Images)


Preloved in a postconsumer world

Vasudhendra (photo courtesy: social media)


Lives in Literature: ‘The book gave my life back to me...'

Illustration by: Vidya Gopal


Easy does it: Rediscovering the perks of life in the slow lane

Chandrakant Patel (extreme right), with team members on the construction site of the Bombay Stock Exchange, 1969. (Photos: 4th Dimension Architecture, Chandrakant Patel)


Alt/ Urban: The story of the iconic Bombay Stock Exchange building

A classic Mumbai chawl, Prabhadevi (Photos: Denise D’Silva, Sameer Zagade)


The scent of a city

Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin presiding over a special prayer meeting of Dawoodi Bohras in Mumbai after the death of Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin, February 2013 (Photos: Getty)


Bohras: A community divided

Pots of water from this well in Maheshmunda are said to be carried to Kolkata for Dwarkanath Tagore (Photo: IANS)


Prince Dwarkanath Tagore's favourite well in Jharkhand restored