Mint | The Bayon Temple, Cambodia

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A version of this story, titled “Facing up to the past”, was first published in Mint on Sat, Apr 26 2014. 12 11 AM IST. Read the published article here. The Angkor Smile The 216 faces of the Bayon seem to know something we don’t. J7  is  what  he’s  called  by  the  locals.  No,  he’s  not  a  rapper,  but  he  certainly  is  … Read More

Hyderabad, India | Fingersmiths with a sense of style

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This article was first published in Mint on Sat, May 11 2013. 12 07 AM IST. Read the article here. Hyderabad’s calligraphers’ sleight of hand keeps an ancient art alive, and electronic printers at bay Mohammed Abid Khaleel engrossed in work at his shop. Photo: Harsha Vadlamani Opening his bottle of Camlin Waterproof black ink, Mohammed Abid Khaleel dips the nib of … Read More