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Rereading Gandhi

April 5, 1930: Mahatma Gandhi arriving in Dandi , where he met Sarojini Naidu, to break the Salt Laws.

Preoccupations

Skills and ills

The education company Pearson and the Government of Assam jointly introduced vocational skill training in some schools in the State to improve employment opportunities for young people. Here, a training session in a government school in Guwahati in December 2012.

Preoccupations

One more chimera

The unkindest cut

Schoolchildren in front of the National AIDS Control Organisation's Red Ribbon Express before its launch, at Safdarjung Railway Station, New Delhi, on January 12, 2012. The government appears to be planning spending cuts on the National AIDS Control Programme.

Unmediated

The epic in a pixel

Director Rajan and Kumar Shahani in 'When the Bird became a Wave'.

Unmediated

Close-up and up close

Exterior shot of the prison wall in Necati Somez's

Squeezing the olives

The cell at Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated.

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Prefiguring journalistic truth-telling

A still from the film “ Man with the Movie Camera ”. The work has long been hailed as a film-makers’ film.

Unmediated

The aesthetics and politics of representation

Unmediated

Content marketing challenge

Customers at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in San Francisco, U.S.The fast-food chain propagates, through its own video animations, the values of organic farming, poultry and meat from livestock raised humanely on small and medium farms, and hormone- and antibiotic-free animal husbandry.

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Chiselled poetry

Sitakant Mohapatra. He belongs to the second generation of modernist poets in Odiya.

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Caste spins and readings

The journalist Rajdeep Sardesai (right) with the historian Ramachandra Guha at a function in Bangalore. While we need to cut Rajdeep no slack for this lapse of judgment, some of the broad-brush diatribe and generalisation it has occasioned in sections of the social and mainstream media seem quite over the top and counterproductive.

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From the earth and the sky

Mangalesh Dabral.

‘Cleaning up’ India

At this public toilet for women at Sriramapuram in Bangalore, the user's expression says a lot about the conditions inside and outside the facility.

Dreams of a lost land

Ibohal Kshetrimayum. He is a poet of images; his poetry has an unfailing visual impact.
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