Books & Films

November 17, 2018

This Short Film Examines How Patriarchy Isn’t the Only Cause of India’s Rape Problem

Priya Bhattacharji spoke to Tariq Vasudev on his award-winning film, Circus India’s ability to make statements and […]
November 15, 2018

I got into an unreserved compartment in a train bound for Bombay and proceeded to make my past redundant: Devashish Makhija

Shillpi. A. Singh caught up with the writer-filmmaker to talk about his journey as an artist and […]
August 29, 2018

Bearded Muslims as Terrorists, and Other Media Compulsions

ABC’s apology for portraying a Hindu terrorist in Quantico begs the question: what decides the portrayal of […]
May 12, 2018

The Film That Explores A Different Gaze Of Sexual Orientation

Rahul Desai writes about LOEV, the indie film that is currently streaming on Netflix which explores a different […]
May 3, 2018

This Man Has Been Hand Delivering Books Across Kolkata For 35 Years

Tarun Kumar Shaw has been delivering books to people’s doorsteps for three decades on his scooter and […]
April 1, 2018

A Retrospective on The Lake Doc Fest 2018

For me it was a very unique experience and I will definitely go again, says Priya Thuvassery […]
March 16, 2018

Recommended Reading: Diwali in Muzaffarnagar

Tanuj Solanki’s writing on the nuances of small town India is sensitive, thoughtful and refreshingly original Over […]
March 9, 2018

Making Literature Accessible To All

Priya Bhattacharji, spoke to Nithin Kundathil and Manoj Pandey, on their cool initiative, StickLit A movie character […]
February 10, 2018

The Obscure World Of C Grade Movies In India

Ragesh Dipu, on how C grade movies give its audience an undogmatic and genuine portrayal of the […]
January 31, 2018

Annushka Hardikar Gives A Modern Day Twist To Mahabharata

Disha Mukherjee spoke to the woman behind the zine that gives the women of the epic a […]
January 10, 2018

This Documentary Explores Nagaland’s Obsession With Japan

sbcltr explores the obsession of Japan in Nagaland with filmmaker Hemant Gaba Last year, 35-year-old filmmaker Hemant […]
January 5, 2018

In Conversation with Reema Sengupta

Priya Bhattacharji, caught up with the writer and director of the short indie, Counterfeit Kunkoo— the first […]
November 10, 2017

Diaries In Hindi Cinema

Pankaj Sachdeva, on the narrative significance a journal can play in a film and how Bollywood uses […]
November 3, 2017

Meet the Filmmaker Who Is Finding New Ways To Connect People With Nature

Priya Bhattacharji in conversation with Nitin Das aka Filmkaar, the creator of Healing Forest Project In Nature […]
October 30, 2017

Love Stranger Things? Then These Books Are For You

Neha Pant on books that will keep your adventure going long after you have finished watching the […]
October 14, 2017

The Film Festival That is Taking Independent Cinema to the Himalayan Community

Priya Bhattacharji on what makes the Dharmashala International Film Festival a must visit Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, not […]
September 14, 2017

Revisting Agha Shahid Ali’s The Country Without A Post Office

The poet would be disappointed if he were to see Kashmir today, it is just as he […]
August 31, 2017

How Rupi Kaur Conquered Instagram

Anamika Chatterjee attempts to dissect the reasons behind the poet’s phenomenal success Overthinking, typically, can lead to […]
August 19, 2017

This Man is Using Performance Art To Save Books

Priya Bhattacharji talks to Udayan Chakravarty on his dramatic adaptations of classic literature Once Upon a Time […]
August 11, 2017

Revisiting Topi, the poignant film on partition

There is a certain timelessness to this animated story of a young boy waiting to board a […]
August 9, 2017

Netflix Buys Millarworld Publishers To Bring Superheroes To Life

The move is in a bid to get new customers hooked into their ever expanding video gallery, […]
August 4, 2017

A Small Indie From Shimla Could Make It to The Oscars

Independent film-maker Sidharth Chauhan’s film, PASHI, has made it to the Oscar’s Qualifying Film Festival, writes Samarth […]
July 28, 2017

It’s Time Women Take Over Indian Cinema

We want more movies on women and their sexuality, writes Supriya Raman Since Lipstick Under My Burkha […]
July 28, 2017

The Good, Bad And The Ugly: Life Of ‘A Secular Muslim’ In India

Saket Suman reviews Seema Mustafa’s new book and discovers that it lays bare the many prejudices against […]
July 26, 2017

Stories of Kashmir’s Women

Majid Maqbool spoke to Freny Manecksha about her new book that focuses on the women of the […]
July 24, 2017

O Henry In Indian Cinema

Pankaj Sachdeva on how the American story teller shaped Bollywood William Sydney Porter was an American short-story writer. […]
July 17, 2017

Mumbai On Screen: A Retrospective

Pranav Joshi on how the Visual Fabric of Urban Life in Bollywood has evolved with the city When films were […]
July 6, 2017

Why Everyone Should Read When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy

When she writes, Kandasamy gives a voice to all the other women who face violence in their […]
June 24, 2017

How PK Nair Archived Bollywood

The archivist put together the broken pieces of India’s first feature film and saved it and the […]
June 10, 2017

Andrei Tarkovsky and Endurance of The Mirror

Forty years on, the film continues to captivate and induct new members into its cult like following, […]
June 2, 2017

Bollywood’s Weird Parent Obsession

Pankaj Sachdeva writes on the Oedipus Complex in Hindi films  The great Sigmund Freud, considered to be […]
June 1, 2017

This Publishing House Only Prints Books During The Full Moon

Tunglið, is a one-of-a-kind imprint that only to life during the end of each lunar cycle to […]
May 27, 2017

Dangal Beats Baahubali To Create History In China

Aamir Khan’s Dangal is the only foreign movie in China that isn’t made in English or Chinese […]
May 27, 2017

Indies You Can’t Miss

sbcltr lists down the best independent movies so far Despite censor certificate dramas and the stiff competition […]
May 24, 2017

Interview with Documentary film-maker and publisher Sanjay Kak

In an interview with Majid Maqbool, Kak spoke about the making of Witness, a unique collaborative photo book […]
May 18, 2017

S.Chandramohan’s Poems Of Dalit Resistance

Rohini Kejriwal, speaks to the young poet on his identity, politics of writing and his inspirations The […]
March 25, 2017

Unreserved: A Documentary on Indians who Travel

Alice Sharma, speaks to filmmaker Samarth Mahajan, who travelled for 17 days, across 12,000 kilometre to record […]
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