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...

Manufacturing Fantasy

India’s relationship with Game of Thrones goes beyond fandom. Neha Pant on the two manufacturing units of Dehradun that supply to the hit HBO series and many other Hollywood productions. Before we find out t... Read More...

Art that Liberates

sbcltr speaks to Nimisha Bhanot. The artist behind the Badass Indian Pinups series Cheeky pictures that show Indian women as they ought to be--confident, sexually liberated and in-charge of themselves have b... Read More...

The Sbcltr Mixtape: Volume 02

sbcltr recommends the best of music out this month In the last month we discovered many things, one of them being the acoustic magic of Miley Cyrus. Yes, you read that right. Despite our bravest measures to de... Read More...

Under Siege: Hyderabad University

Ayesha Minhaz goes undercover at the University of Hyderabad to chronicle the events unfolding there The Cherlapally Central Jail of Hyderabad is bustling with visitors since the last 24 hours. Some local me... Read More...

Rape Is Legal

Kruttika Kallury explains how India is failing its women by refusing to criminalise marital rape Once upon a time, in 17th Century, there lived a Chief Justice in England by the name of Sir Mathew Hale. He wa... Read More...

Popcorn Sundays

sbcltr lists down all the quirky movies you need to watch right now Now that you have binge watched all the Oscar movies from last year, what do you have to look forward to? Forget main stream films for a few ... Read More...

A Case for Nostalgia

Gunjeet Sra on the unlikely connection between Umberto Eco and Harper Lee Spring isn’t the time for nostalgia. One usually saves that kind of self-indulgence for October. But two authors of my childhood litera... Read More...

Bad Feminists?

Being a woman is just not enough anymore to choose who gets the chance to steer a powerful country writes Bushra Ahmed With its furious debates, patriotic hyperboles and glitzy campaign drama, nothing is more ... Read More...

JNU: Anti-Nationals or Free Thinkers?

I don’t want khoon ka tilak or goliyon ki aarti, I don’t want Afzal in every house either. All I want is a campus back to normalcy writes Violina Bohra, a resident at Jawaharlal Nehru University My father is t... Read More...

Harassed at Work? So What

The recent appointment of R.K. Pachauri as Vice President of TERI, despite allegations of sexual harassment, prove that India is not ready to stand up for its professional women There is a huge disconnect betw... Read More...