Of Parsi Akuri and Caramel Custard

Mithila Mehta on why you should visit the Irani cafes of Mumbai Those of you who are active on the social circuits would have certainly heard of the restaurant, Soda Bottle Openerwala, a chic new take on the l... Read More...

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...

The Hero Myth

Salman Khan unabashedly compared himself to a rape victim recently. The women who questioned him on the statement faced threats of gang-rape and were trolled on the social media. Based on the incident, Sonali V... 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...

Music Day Recommendations

On world music day sbcltr lists down the best albums of 2016 It has been a gauntlet start to 2016 across the music spectrum. From a musical perspective, so far the year has been a trend killer. Long gestating ... 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...

Band Pick—Hoirong

Their irreverence for publicity reflects in their interviews and the only thing they take seriously perhaps, is their music. sbcltr speaks to the punk band on the release of their new album, Mwah. Hoirong ha... Read More...

Drugs, Violence and Censorship: Punjab

As the Udta Punjab censorship controversy continues to boil sbcltr recommends GLUT, a documentary that gives you a glimpse into exactly how severe is the drug problem in Punjab. The Bombay High Court has final... 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...