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...

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...

Band Pick – Afterglow

sbcltr speaks to the Jazz-Funk quartet that has released a tribute song dedicated to the life and struggle of dalit scholar Rohith Vemula An affinity for improvisation and playing original music brought this J... Read More...

A Day With Johan Harstad

Sonali Verma meets the best-selling author who was in New Delhi last week to participate in Long Nights of LiteratureS, a European Literature festival.    ... 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...

PINK: Not a Film Review

Rohini Kejriwal writes about the uncomfortable questions and realities that Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury's movie confronts and how it strengthened her resolve to live life on her own terms  I had the pleasure of wa... 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...

How to Survive an Acid Attack

Reshma Qureshi is determined to show the world that acid attack survivors are much more than mere victims of tragedy, Neha Pant reports. She was walking to take an exam with her sister Gulshan, when Gulshan's ... Read More...

No one’s heard of Krautrock

Dhananjai Sinha explains how the unknown subgenre is an alternative history of rock and roll music itself What the hell is Krautrock? No. It isn’t some sort of an exotic root that you can eat. It doesn’t h... Read More...