Murdering Elena Ferrante

Radhika Gulab writes on anonymity being an act of defiance and how Claudio Gatti is responsible for the death of the beloved author in his mean spirited attempt to assert masculine power. The last couple of we... Read More...

Pussy Footing Around Punk

Pussy Riot has never been about music and it shouldn’t be mixed with it either. They’re your favourite protest group and rightly so, writes Jesus Jones. “Nothing more hateful than a punk band selling out”. “A... Read More...

One Indian Girl

Writer Paromita Bardoloi on reading Chetan Bhagat’s disappointing new novel. On an interview with Indu Mirani, Raveena Tandon called Mohra, a woman centric film. My mind flashed parts of the song ‘Tu cheez bad... 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...

Coen Brothers: Essential Movies

The sbcltr movie list that will introduce you to the brilliant world of Coen brothers Get ready for a weekend binge that’ll blow your mind. Ever since news broke out two days ago, that the Coen Brothers (Joel ... Read More...

Bon Iver Declares Gender Equity Campaign

Celebrities in India could learn a thing or two from this campaign and get behind the important cause of gender equality, writes Alice Sharma. All set to make a difference with their music Bon Iver has announc... 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 Sbcltr Mixtape Volume 4

sbcltr recommends the indie music that should be on your playlist right now It’s a great feeling when you realise that your country has been producing music that is at par with some of the biggest names out th... Read More...

The Peculiar World Of Tim Burton

Take a look inside Tim Burton’s new movie through a collection of vintage photographs by Leah Gallo on the sets of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children There are very few directors left in Hollywood that can hol... Read More...

No Bad Blood

Alice Sharma meets the social entrepreneur who risked everything to make women’s hygiene and menstruation a topic of public conversation He is self-effacing with a charming smile on his face as he stands with ... 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...