Contemporary Indian Culture

Kunal Basu Interview, Intro

Teaser: INTRODUCTION - Kunal Basu Interview, "The Byword" #3. Would you like to be transported to other places and times? Romance the strange? Embark on perilous journeys of the self? Explore big questions and ideas? [...]

To the ‘bahus’ of the world

TO THE ‘BAHUS’ OF THE WORLD, on ‘JAMAISHASTI’ Please don’t believe what they show on the ‘saas-bahu’ serials in India – the relationship between the ‘bahus’ (sisters-in-laws) of a joint household need not be all [...]

Shakespeare’s talented sister

Every year, on April 23rd, William Shakespeare’s birthday is celebrated by lovers of English literature all across the Anglophone world. Born in Elizabethan England, the ‘Bard of Avon’ remains the world’s most famous dramatist, and [...]

Franziska Tiburtius & Aletta Jacobs: European Women Pioneers in Medicine

From old wives & witches to nurses & doctors In a rare 1975 television Interview, the French feminist icon and author of The Second Sex (1949), Simone de Beauvoir, in trying to give a concrete [...]