India’s Mood after Demonetisation

The Prime Minister might have banned high value currency of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 to catch the black money hoarders, but it is the common man that has been the worst hit. Harsimran Julka, reports from the bazaa... Read More...

Technology is disrupting democracy

As citizen journalism, social media, search, big data, e-mails and WikiLeaks have taken over the election processes across the world, has technology taken away the integrity from the democratic process? Asks An... Read More...

The World’s Loneliest Pig

There is only one pig in all of Afghanistan and his name is Khanzir Khanzir, whose name literally translates into pig in Pashto, is the only pig in Afghanistan. He’s a celebrity who spends his days grazing in ... Read More...

Finding Najeeb Ahmad

As the search for Najeeb Ahmad continues and becomes increasingly politicised, sbcltr lists down a timeline of events that'll help you understand everything you need to know about the case Najeeb Ahmad, is a 2... Read More...

The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence

How soon will robots steal our jobs? Asks Neha Pant Ever since Wipro, one of India’s top software services company announced the launch of Holmes, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform in June, paranoid the... Read More...

A World Without Men

Alice Sharma on Elle magazine’s new campaign that looks at gender gap in the workspace by photoshopping men out of pictures to demonstrate how lonely and rare it is for women to be on top. What would the world... Read More...

Reviving Letter Writing

A report by Mihika Jindal on how the Bengaluru based, The Indian Handwritten Letter Co. is bringing the age old, almost forgotten art back to life The postman knocks on the door, handing over a dusty brown env... Read More...

Triple Talaq and the Uniform Civil Code

With 59 per cent of divorced Indian Muslim women having gone through triple talaq, a practice outlawed in many Muslim majority nations, Muslim women’s rights cannot be ignored, writes Anusha Azees. In a paradox... Read More...

Photography: The Past is the Present

Ritam Sengupta accompanies photographer Twisha to a 100 year old photo studio and tries to comprehend how commercial studios might have encountered the transition from analog to digital As the demand for manic... Read More...

The Kathputli Colony Myth

Sonali Verma and photographer Dipnendu Choudhury explore the famed alleys of the Kathputli Colony in New Delhi, only to realise that the magic of its name is long dead and now part of folklore. It is home to l... Read More...

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...

Understanding War Economics

A large chunk of the Indian population has been crying for a war against Pakistan, but does war make economic sense to either countries, asks Anusha Azees.   Indo-Pakistan War (1947), Sino-Indian War (1962... Read More...

17th Century Rajasthani Tantra

This ancient esoteric art looks like contemporary paintings, writes Neha Pant. We’ve all seen the Mandana paintings of Rajasthan, the hallmarks of the Meena tribe where women paint detailed motifs on their mud... Read More...

Betting on Modest Fashion

The consumers of high-fashion no longer live in the West and the hijab is re-defining the rules of high fashion, writes Anusha Azees. This month, a moment of history was created at the New York Fashion Week wh... Read More...

Whose River Is It Anyway?

Arjita Singh gives a background to the Karnataka water crisis and explains how its roots lie in a mismanaged political problem that has existed for over 125 years. Thirteen years ago, economist S. Janakarajan ... Read More...