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Street Stories

Meeting artist Paul Fernandes

February 3, 2014 Shweta Taneja 0

Till last year, I didn’t know who Paul Fernandes was, though I had seen his artwork all over Bangalore, occasionally colourfully covering up a bland restaurant wall or even an »

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Making detectives of children

December 4, 2013 Shweta Taneja 0

Let me confess something first. I might have written books for kids, but till now hadn’t interacted with them much. Not the ones who are in the 9-13 years of »

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The garbage amongst us

November 22, 2013 Shweta Taneja 0

Not so early in the morning, I look down from my third floor apartment. There’s a lady sweeping the dead-end road. I know her, though I don’t know her name. »

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Kali and the patriarchal fears

October 17, 2013 Shweta Taneja 0

She’s naked, covered with ashes, her hair matted with snakes in them, a garland of skulls and freshly cut heads around her neck. She laughs like madness herself, dancing to »

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An auto driver’s story

October 3, 2013 Shweta Taneja 1

I don’t really know his name. Never need it I guess. The conversation with him happens because we cannot find a parking spot. It is eight in the night on »

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A bull that never stopped growing

September 23, 2013 Shweta Taneja 0

Last Sunday I took a friend and her nine-year-old daughter to Bull Temple in Bangalore. It’s the place with the country’s largest monolith bull – known to be Nandi, the servant bull »