Who Is Durga?

Sinjini Sengupta tries to solve the mystery of the goddess and discovers herself in the process. The idol of Durga will come across as a strange paradox, unless your eyes are conditioned to step into a pa... Read More...

The Beauty Myth

In a time where youth is a constant obsession, Paromita Bardoloi speaks to seven women above 30 on ageing and how accepting the natural process of life has made them value the gifts of time.  The market is flo... Read More...

Unfair and Lovely

Sonali Verma talks to photographer Arjun Kamath on his latest photo story, Color of our skin and how visual story-telling impacts people Dear Arjun, when I was born, I was considered to be like a foreign baby ... Read More...

How to Play Dungeons and Dragons

Neha Pant discovers the popular role-play game and its timeless appeal There is a reason we are all obsessed with the Netflix Original series, Stranger Things, which has just the right amount of early 1980s-19... Read More...

Photographs From Yesterday

On world photography day, sbcltr reviews Ronny Sen's latest series, Chronicles of an Old World Colour  29-year-old photographer Ronny Sen grew up in Calcutta, reading Soviet Literature and magazines that refle... Read More...

Dalits and Muslims March for Freedom

On the eve of the 69th Independence Day, Amit Kumar reports from Amreli, Gujarat, where Dalits and Muslims are rallying for independence from extreme Hindu right wing oppression Yusuf Ghaffar, a man in his 50s... Read More...

Sufi Rappers of Kashmir

sbcltr speaks to Mohammad Muneem, the lead vocalist of popular Pune based sufi band, Alif, on the idea of writing in Kashmiri and their recent collaboration with Hip Hop artist and self-professed street poet MC... Read More...

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Yes, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany are no J.K.Rowling. Readers will miss the elaborate dynamics of the author and how she conjures an entire scene into action, but they will still read this book, writes Mallika ... Read More...

Recommended Reading

sbcltr recommends the books to read right now Summer is for the brave hearts and we are not them. If you’re like us, you’ll spend most of your time admiring the glorious clear views and enjoying the bounty of ... Read More...

Killing Ishrat Jahan

Sbcltr explains all you need to know about the encounter of Ishrat Jahan and the political controversy surrounding the 12 year-old case which is yet to go to trial. In the early hours of the morning on June 15... Read More...

Move on Up

Divya Guha mingles with rappers in Shillong and discovers an environment of slow progress that has fermented rebellion. Ronny Sen photographs the restlessness. Andrew Lyndem, 25, is nocturnal and starts his da... Read More...

The Great Indian Drought

Sharmistha Lal reports on the water crisis that has affected 253 districts and 330 million people in the country The moment the trains arrive, activity breaks out in the otherwise listless Marathwada region of... Read More...

Anatomy of a Riot

As the Judicial Commission set up for the Muzaffarnagar riots absolves majoritarian Hindutva and political leadership of communal violence, sbcltr reviews the documentary film Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai that highl... Read More...

The Sbcltr Mixtape: Volume 03

sbcltr recommends the music you should be listening to right now We don’t like summer. It is cruel, relentless and comes with a mandatory playlist of music that sounds and feels like a rehashed version of what... Read More...

Africans of India

sbcltr explores The Sidi Project by Luke Duggleby on Africans that have lived in India for centuries Intrigued by scattered reports on the internet about people of African origin living in South Asia, British... Read More...