The Saturday Interview: Divya Spandana

Unlike BJP, Congress doesn’t hit below the belt: Divya Spandana Ahead of Karnataka elections, Congress social media head Divya Spandana in an interview spoke of giving the grand old party a new and young voice and BJP a run for its money Last Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 07 01 PM IST Shoba Narayan Divya Spandana…

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Kashi, Ganga and the politics of religion

I enjoyed writing this four part series for Mint on Sunday.  Kashi is a dream-like place.  Seems to belong to another time, and yet to all time.  The photos are mine too 🙂   OF DEAD COWS AND THE GANGA: THE PARADOX OF RELIGION Photo: Shoba Narayan In her quest to embrace faith, the ultimate…

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Heritage Buildings

Thank you, Deepa Krishnan of Mumbai Magic for pointing me to a great PDF describing heritage conservation in Bombay Lessons from the Balabrooie brouhaha On heritage conservation in India Shoba Narayan Heritage views No.1: preserve or modernize? A smart leader allows his people to believe that they have influenced him; and that is what the…

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