An American in India

Sonali Verma speaks to Marta Vanduzer Snow, a US citizen who is building roads and toilets in rural Uttar Pradesh 35-year-old Marta Vanduzer Snow needed a job in her final year of college. Little did she know ... Read More...

Dhaka and The Unyielding Rain

There is nothing golden about Shonar Bangla anymore. There hasn’t been anything golden ever since our independence 45 years ago, writes Alekha Baji from Bangladesh My friend lent me her gym bag for the hol... Read More...

Ground Report: Kashmir

As clashes between the locals and security forces continue for the fifth consecutive day, Daanish Bin Nabi spends a horrifying day at SMHS talking to the casualties of what is turning out to be a civil war like... Read More...

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...

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...

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...