Culture & Conversation

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Fuel for Love

A review of Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s Governor General Award-nominated, Dora Mavor Moore-prizewinning play, Gas Girls, now playing at the Segal Centre.

Another middle class man chauffered through the streets of New Delhi

Delhi: capital of capitals

Writing about a city which has been the subject of not just modern literary narratives but of the subcontinent’s centuries-old erudite Urdu and Persian poets such as Ghalib, Mir and Amir Khusrow, could not have been easy. With diverse characters — from rich businessmen to aspirational, middle-class youth working and call-centre agents, Dasgupta manages to foreground, in original ways, Delhi’s transformational and often contradictory modernity.