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Stranger Than Fiction

Some stories are neither fact nor fiction.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a crippling effect on Assam's music industry. How are the state's top music makers coping with that?
Jyotirmoy Talukdar speaks to five prominent young poets from Assam about how they see the COVID-19 crisis and the ensuing lockdown.
Where are those good old days? / Will they ever be here, anymore?
'Roma' is a nuanced and soulful take on class, colonialism and gender through the fluid spaces of a Mexico City middle-class neighbourhood.
The India-Pakistan partition might have been “one of the greatest administrative operations in history” for Lord Mountbatten, but it was a calamitous event for many others.
Verses on war and what follows.
Robert Heath claimed to have cured homosexuality by implanting electrodes into the pleasure centre of the brain. Robert Colvile reports on one of the great forgotten stories of neuroscience.
Two refugees in transit find love, warmth and solace in each other.
Fifteen years after the fall of the Iraqi dictator, an Iraqi recalls the utter chaos that followed the American invasion.
Two refugees in transit find love in an unlikely place.