Still reading nuance between the lines, reason between the rhymes

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As thREAD marks its first year as The Hindu's colourful online space for debates on current and timeless issues, here is a selection of choice pieces that you may enjoy reading or re-reading...

So, thREAD is a year older and — hopefully — wiser. With over 350 articles and 110 authors, we hope we have come close, with each piece, to reading nuance between the lines, with a personal touch (because we feel nothing is more objective than the subjective experience) and an immersive interface to go with it.



As thREAD marks its first year, here is a selection of choice pieces that you may enjoy reading or re-reading.



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    Siachen Diaries | A tough terrain

    Siachen is a legacy of partition. In this multi-part series, The Hindu's Dinakar Peri chronicles the annual trek with the Indian Army to the world's highest battlefield.

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    The eternal isolation of our spheres

    The most profound scientific discovery that our species can make is a non-discovery; that we are alone in this illimitable universe.

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    Se-deuced off court

    Here's a piece of short fiction that douses you in the Wimbledon atmosphere. But beware, there will be a challenge at the final point.

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    A piece of quiet

    In a world where you can encounter as much noise on a crowded road as within your own chattering mind, it's essential we build a space of quiet, a gentle buffer zone, within ourselves and our verbal spaces.

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    Consequences of the algorithm

    AI has a mathematical morality, a calculating code of ethics. Should we be worried about leaving life-altering decisions in hands that operate by rule of thumb?

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    Clouds that burst our bubble

    While climate change took centerstage in the global consciousness, a real-time demonstration of nature's power in south India put the dynamics of the debate in perspective...

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    A tale for a tour guide

    A writer's job is to dig under the artificial narratives we form in the pursuit of being politically correct.

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    Namaste Israel

    Having moved back to the Promised Land — from Calcutta, Cochin, Manipur — over the last few decades, Indian-origin Jews, or Bene Israel, are large in number but not as prosperous.

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    In reel: The language of the Gods

    Can the attempt at reviving Sanskrit under the present government prove to be a blessing in disguise, enabling filmmakers to explore new avenues in Indian cinema?

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    On the road to Karimganj

    Bishwanath Ghosh's footprints along the Radcliffe Line reach Karimganj, severed from its parent Sylhet by just a short ferry across the Kushiyara. The azan call from either side of the border, though, sounds quite the same...



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