Dispatch From Kashmir

Daanish Bin Nabi reports on what's going on in the valley since news broke out that rebel commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani has been killed in an encounter On July 08, 2016, while Kashmiris were still in a celebr... Read More...

Why Israelis Travel to India

Shalev Paller, a tank commander who served in the 2014 Gaza war explains why so many Israeli's come to India to unwind and regain their sense of self I wake up to the sound of laughing children, stare out the ... Read More...

Is Love Dead?

New age communication is making it easier to look for love but it is a bit like shopping—unlimited options, distractions and limited period offers only. Nikita Lamba reports on the state of modern relationships... Read More...

Letters to Nowhere

Sonali Verma reports on the strange after life of letters that don't get delivered and the people who deal with them. The Dead Letter Office or Returned Letter Office (RLO) on the second floor of the Jhand... 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...

Racist India

Neha Pant reports on the racial prejudices of Indians in the wake of protests, after a young African French teacher was brutally murdered in New Delhi last week “They regularly beat up auto-wallahs, sell drugs... Read More...

School of Rock: Dharavi Edition

sbcltr meets Abhijit Jejurikar, the man who brought music to India’s biggest slum As we walk across the busy streets of Dharavi and move further into the alleys, in search of the members of Dharavi Rocks—a ban... 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 Handwara Killings of Kashmir

Daanish Bin Nabi reports on how the Handwara case is proof that narratives are routinely changed in Kashmir to justify abuse of power Five civilians, including four youth and a 70-year-old lady were killed in... Read More...

Leicester City’s March To Glory

sbcltr tracks the amazing journey of Leicester City that have won the football English Premier League in a victory that has been described as a “fairytale” and “the most unlikely triumph in the history of team ... 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...

The Ringal Weavers of Uttarakhand

Rohini Kejriwal and Nicholas Rixon spend time with a family of weavers in the Chamoli district to understand how ringal is their legacy and their livelihood It was after spending a few days in the South Gola r... Read More...

Mumbai Originals

Sneha Nair explores the city of Mumbai and discovers the charm of old, family-run businesses, and communities that have stubbornly held their own in the face of glaring modernity For over 500-years now, Mumb... 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...