Leicester City’s March To Glory

sbcltr tracks the amazing journey of Leicester City that have won the football English Premier League in a victory that has been described as a “fairytale” and “the most unlikely triumph in the history of team ... Read More...

Manufacturing Fantasy

India’s relationship with Game of Thrones goes beyond fandom. Neha Pant on the two manufacturing units of Dehradun that supply to the hit HBO series and many other Hollywood productions. Before we find out t... Read More...

The Ringal Weavers of Uttarakhand

Rohini Kejriwal and Nicholas Rixon spend time with a family of weavers in the Chamoli district to understand how ringal is their legacy and their livelihood It was after spending a few days in the South Gola r... Read More...

Art that Liberates

sbcltr speaks to Nimisha Bhanot. The artist behind the Badass Indian Pinups series Cheeky pictures that show Indian women as they ought to be--confident, sexually liberated and in-charge of themselves have b... Read More...

The Sbcltr Mixtape: Volume 02

sbcltr recommends the best of music out this month In the last month we discovered many things, one of them being the acoustic magic of Miley Cyrus. Yes, you read that right. Despite our bravest measures to de... Read More...

One of a Kind: Abhinav Deodhar

Mrinalini Singh speaks to one of the only handpan players in the country who also hand crafts Didgeridoos. On a light spring evening in Lodhi Garden, Abhinav Deodhar, 30, is sitting by the lake. He has a UFO ... Read More...

Under Siege: Hyderabad University

Ayesha Minhaz goes undercover at the University of Hyderabad to chronicle the events unfolding there The Cherlapally Central Jail of Hyderabad is bustling with visitors since the last 24 hours. Some local me... Read More...

Rape Is Legal

Kruttika Kallury explains how India is failing its women by refusing to criminalise marital rape Once upon a time, in 17th Century, there lived a Chief Justice in England by the name of Sir Mathew Hale. He wa... Read More...

Control, Paranoia, Propaganda

Setting up a special media cell to track and counter negative news is not going to work, it is only going to spread unnecessary paranoia writes Shilpa Rao “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot ... Read More...
Sukhman Dhillon

What makes a Kashmiri?

The Kashmir I knew got stuck in time and froze like Dal lake in Chille Kalaan, writes Aditia Bhalla One of the earliest memories I have of Srinagar is my grandmother asking me to head over to the local baker’... Read More...

Popcorn Sundays

sbcltr lists down all the quirky movies you need to watch right now Now that you have binge watched all the Oscar movies from last year, what do you have to look forward to? Forget main stream films for a few ... Read More...

A Case for Nostalgia

Gunjeet Sra on the unlikely connection between Umberto Eco and Harper Lee Spring isn’t the time for nostalgia, one usually saves that kind of self-indulgence for October. But two of my childhood literary heroe... Read More...

Nomads of the Desert

Kalbeliyas were known for their dance and music, today they struggle to make ends meet With their gypsy features of light eyes and tan skin, they are hard to miss on the New Delhi traffic lights, selling last... Read More...

Spring Mixtape Vol 1

sbcltr recommends the best of new music out this February Remember when you were in college and you would spend hours looking for new music and experimenting with genres and artists. A playlist for each mood, ... Read More...

The Interrogation

Arif Ayaz Parrey imagines the questioning of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya by the Delhi police A Thulla (a passive aggressive term for a policeman) to Umar and Anirban:  Why did you organise an anti-na... Read More...