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Ink and Insight: On Proust’s Masterpiece 

Ink and Insight: On Proust’s Masterpiece Why and how to start reading one of the finest writers to have put pen to paper. Photo: adocphotos/ Corbis via Getty Marcel Proust is the greatest novelist of the twentieth century. That is a sentence that doesn’t mean anything. It is a statement made to be rejected. One…

Brushes and Bargains: A Faustian Dance with Toxic Tints

Brushes and Bargains: A Faustian Dance with Toxic Tints Tanmayi Prabhune Who could have guessed that certain pigments would have a longer list of victims than even the most notorious criminals? Certainly not me, until I read Benjamin Labatut’s “When We Cease to Understand the World”. I came across chapters that talked about something really…


 LIVING ON THE EDGE Niyati Sinojiya  SY Bsc Growing up, I always loved watching sports with my mother on the television. The joy of watching my mom scream and shout with all the ups and downs of the game and being amazed as she went crazy over the winners, made every match an unforgettable experience.However,…

Pastel! Pink! Plastic! , still plastic. Barbie

Pastel! Pink! Plastic! , still plastic. Barbie Gautham Antarvedi SY. BSc. Illustration by ; Kat Brooks /Mattel) Washington Post The excitement I had about watching Barbie had me giggling like a little girl too. An excellent, star studded cast of course but I was especially excited because of the director. Greta Gerwig quickly became one…


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