IN SEPTEMBER 2018, photojournalist Shahidul Alam’s partner came to visit him in prison in Dhaka. She told him that New York’s Rubin Museum of Art was interested in showcasing his work. Would he be interested in the collaboration? A long-time critic of the government, Alam had been arrested under a draconian law following “provocative comments” in an interview. In prison, he was allowed limited communication with his visitors, using simple written signs: yes and no. He nodded and held up the yes sign.
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MUMBAI SHOWS THE WAY
THE LOCKDOWN BLUES
CALIBRATED LOCKDOWNS, DETERMINED BY THE STATES, MAY HAVE RESTRICTED THE ECONOMIC DAMAGE IN THIS SECOND WAVE, BUT CONSUMER DEMAND FOR ALL BUT ESSENTIALS IS LIKELY TO TAKE A HARD HIT
The Fight Isn't Over
WEST BENGAL/POST-POLL VIOLENCE
GETTING INTO THE SPIRIT
With her new supernatural series, The Last Hour, releasing on Amazon Prime Video on May 14, actress Raima Sen suggests there are more things in heaven and Earth than we dream of in our philosophies
A RAINBOW CABINET
Mamata Banerjee ensures broad representation for women, Muslims, SCs/STs and first-timers in her 43-member cabinet while entrusting core ministries to party veterans
SHOTS IN THE DARK
EVEN AFTER A BELATED SCRAMBLE FOR MORE DOSES, INDIA’S VACCINE PROGRAMME FACES A DESPERATE SUPPLY SHORTAGE. FEARFUL IN THE WAKE OF A RAMPAGING SECOND WAVE, EVERYONE NOW WANTS IT, BUT THERE ARE JUST NOT ENOUGH DOSES TO GO AROUND
A NEW DAWN BECKONS
Chief minister M.K. Stalin promises a break from the past, a government for all the people. Can he live up to it?
Covid-19 - When Will The Nightmare End?
Top experts weigh in on india’s best hopes to halt the rampaging second wave of covid-19
How The Armed Forces Can Help Battle Covid
The armed forces step up in the war against the virus, but given the threat of a hostile border they may not be able to scale up from present tasks
Curtains to Carpets
Textiles do not have to be excessive to be effective. The homespun, damasks, and quilts of early American interiors added color and comfort without fussiness.
MUSK BECOMES CHAMPION FOR BUSINESSES DEFYING SHUTDOWN ORDERS
At the Fit4All Gym in Lebanon, Illinois, owner David Tate considers Elon Musk a huge ally in the fight against government coronavirus orders that Tate says are driving him into the poorhouse.
LUCY- Perfection, Perfected
IN A WORLD OF LS ENGINES, IT’S NICE TO SEE A TRIED-AND-TRUE OLD SCHOOL SBC UNDER THE HOOD. DON’T WORRY—IT’S A STROKED 383 WITH MODERN FITECH FUEL INJECTION AND A BUNCH OF OTHER BOLT-ONS THAT MAKE IT RUN AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS!
Restore the Alamo!
Work gets underway on reclaiming the mission of 1836.
And Die like a Soldier
WILLIAM BARRET TRAVIS’S DEATH AT THE ALAMO
Nestled in Burlington, North Carolina – about an hour west of Raleigh, and maybe a little longer for riders battling traffic on Friday nights – Burlington BMX has been all about family, friends and good competition since 1985.
After a 1960s remodeling that succeeded in changing its very style, the Craftsman house in Portland, Oregon, was virtually unrecognizable. Then the right family came along.
BELENGGU HALT TO SPEARHEAD MALAYSIA'S SUSTAINABLE LANDFILL MODEL
According to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) in Malaysia, around RM430 million has been spent on closing just 17 out of 165 existing dumpsites and promoting the disposal of solid waste to sanitary landfill.
SpiceJet at the top as cargo carrier
Ever since the lockdown, SpiceJet has been operating cargo flights transporting vaccines, medicines, perishable items and more to domestic and international destinations
NADIA SAMDANI A LEGACY OF ART
Dhaka-based art curator and philanthropist Nadia Samdani is on a determined mission to put Bangladeshi artists on the global art map