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...

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...