May Day Cafe: For the Love of Reading

Sonali Verma explores a one-of-a-kind left-wing bookstore in Delhi that has become a unique cultural space for idea exchanges and community involvement. Every rickshaw puller at the Shadipur metro station know... Read More...

The Beauty Myth

In a time where youth is a constant obsession, Paromita Bardoloi speaks to seven women above 30 on ageing and how accepting the natural process of life has made them value the gifts of time.  The market is flo... Read More...

Language of Consumption

Whether it is the elections, a religious festival or even something as personal as happiness, Deval Kartik explains how smart marketing lures people into becoming consumers. During a recent visit to London, st... Read More...

Life by Curfew

Daanish Bin Nabi, a journalist living in Kashmir recounts the last 51 days of horror in the valley as the curfew is finally lifted, only to be re-imposed again after fresh agitations break out. Hizb-ul-Mujahid... Read More...

Band Pick – Advaita

Sbcltr speaks to the Delhi-based popular fusion band Advaita on their remarkable journey as musicians “Amidst deep discussions on the meaning of life, hot cups of tea and some inspirational jamming - Advaita w... Read More...

Unfair and Lovely

Sonali Verma talks to photographer Arjun Kamath on his latest photo story, Color of our skin and how visual story-telling impacts people Dear Arjun, when I was born, I was considered to be like a foreign baby ... Read More...

How to Play Dungeons and Dragons

Neha Pant discovers the popular role-play game and its timeless appeal There is a reason we are all obsessed with the Netflix Original series, Stranger Things, which has just the right amount of early 1980s-19... Read More...

Dalits and Muslims March for Freedom

On the eve of the 69th Independence Day, Amit Kumar reports from Amreli, Gujarat, where Dalits and Muslims are rallying for independence from extreme Hindu right wing oppression Yusuf Ghaffar, a man in his 50s... Read More...

Sufi Rappers of Kashmir

sbcltr speaks to Mohammad Muneem, the lead vocalist of popular Pune based sufi band, Alif, on the idea of writing in Kashmiri and their recent collaboration with Hip Hop artist and self-professed street poet MC... Read More...

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Yes, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany are no J.K.Rowling. Readers will miss the elaborate dynamics of the author and how she conjures an entire scene into action, but they will still read this book, writes Mallika ... Read More...

The World’s Oldest Library

This Library was founded by a woman and now for the first time in history, it will open its doors to the general public Twelve centuries ago, Fatima al-Fihri , a Qarawiyyin (present day Tunisia) inherited her ... Read More...

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...