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...

Irom Sharmila Ends Fast to Remove AFSPA

A sbcltr report on everything you need to know as her sixteen-year-old hunger strike comes to an end and the Iron Lady of Manipur gears for another battle—the 2017 assembly polls. “I haven’t got anything fro... 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...

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...