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5 Essential Indian Reads From This Week That You Can Finish In Under 5 Minutes

A eulogy of the coolest bar in India, an amazing account of tracking down Bob Dylan's biggest fans in Shillong, and much much more.

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1. What Moving To Mumbai For My Girlfriend Taught Me About Male Pride

Prayaag Akbar writes this insightful essay about how shifting to a new city to support his girlfriend's career initially made him feel like less of a man.
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Prayaag Akbar writes this insightful essay about how shifting to a new city to support his girlfriend's career initially made him feel like less of a man.

2. How Zenzi Made Mumbai Cool

Bhanuj Kappal writes about how iconic lounge-bar Zenzi became the hippest and most creative hangout in India, in a GQ longread that will make you miss the place even if you'd never been there.
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Bhanuj Kappal writes about how iconic lounge-bar Zenzi became the hippest and most creative hangout in India, in a GQ longread that will make you miss the place even if you'd never been there.

3. Igniting Brown Pride: Why The New Swet Shop Boys LP 'Cashmere' Is The Most Important Hip-Hop Album Of The Year

Uday Kapur writes for Border Movement about the importance of "Cashmere", the latest collaboration between Indian-American rapper Heems and British-Pakistani Riz MC, and how accurately it captures life as a brown person abroad in today's tense political landscape.
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Uday Kapur writes for Border Movement about the importance of "Cashmere", the latest collaboration between Indian-American rapper Heems and British-Pakistani Riz MC, and how accurately it captures life as a brown person abroad in today's tense political landscape.

4. Ours But To Tweet And Die

Comedian Varun Grover explains his stance on a war with Pakistan in The Indian Express, and hilariously captures the absurdity of the entire situation.
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Comedian Varun Grover explains his stance on a war with Pakistan in The Indian Express, and hilariously captures the absurdity of the entire situation.

5. Meeting Dylan In Shillong

Shail Desai writes a great piece on Livemint about tracking down a bunch of Bob Dylan superfans in Shillong, and what his songs mean to them.
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Shail Desai writes a great piece on Livemint about tracking down a bunch of Bob Dylan superfans in Shillong, and what his songs mean to them.