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Song of a people

Set far away from Georgia, a 12th-century epic poem about an Indian prince and a brawny Arab remains the consummate Georgian saga (Cosmopolis column, published in… 993 more words

Kanishk Tharoor

The battle over history

The city council’s decision to dismantle memorials dedicated to the pro-slavery Confederacy has sparked a legal and cultural tussle in New Orleans (Cosmopolis column published in… 935 more words

Kanishk Tharoor

FLUID URBANISM

Unprecedented globalisation has brought cultural coexistence to the forefront of discussions on urbanism. As socio-political shifts in global living standards pave the way for further migration on an exponential scale, the crafting of diverse metropolises becomes an increasingly urgent ambition for policy-makers and theorists alike. 10,192 more words

Eye Contact

Eye contact was a delicate matter. A quarter second of a shared glance was a violation of agreements that made the city operational.

– Don Delillo, Cosmopolis

Literature

Cosmopolis (2012)

A corporate executive travels the city in search of a haircut while the fabric of capitalist society disintegrates around him.

David Cronenberg has always been a purveyor of the existential crisis and here he turns his attention to global capitalism in this satire of the new corporate aristocracy. 96 more words

Film