O Henry In Indian Cinema

Pankaj Sachdeva on how the American story teller shaped Bollywood William Sydney Porter was an American short-story writer. He is better known by his pen name O. Henry. His stories touch an array of themes, su... Read More...

Making Their Own Vinyl: Amarrass Records

Manan Kapoor on the only record label that is reviving Vinyl production in India In 1983, the Mumbai based HMV record label shut down and with it, the production of vinyl stopped in India. After almost three d... Read More...

Mumbai On Screen: A Retrospective

Pranav Joshi on how the Visual Fabric of Urban Life in Bollywood has evolved with the city When films were first shown at Bombay’s erstwhile Watson Hotel on 7th July 1896, they contained soundless recordin... Read More...

THE SBCLTR MIXTAPE VOLUME 8

Indie-musicians are coming together like never before. Whether it is through collectives, collaborations and even their own on-line radio, young artists are pushing boundaries of their music by working together... Read More...

An Art Gallery In the Woods

Rohini Kejriwal captures the essence of the open-air exhibition in Gunehar, Himachal Pradesh Last month, the woods between Bir and Billing, Himachal Pradesh were converted into a makeshift art gallery IN THE W... Read More...

The Immortal Life of Asrar Jamayee

Suyashi Smridhi on how the pension board declared the eminent Urdu poet dead even when he struggled to prove to them that he was alive and well When Lemuel Gulliver, in the land of Luggnagg in Book III of Gull... Read More...

Recommended Reading List

The sbcltr list of books that should be on your bookshelves this summer These are interesting times to live in and nothing is more proof of that than the literature that is being written and read worldwide. Ou... Read More...

The Man Who Photographs Death

The Sleeping Beauty project is a collaboration between an Italian photographer and an Indian who photographs dead people in Varanasi and it is less macabre than it sounds, writes Alice Sharma Death is that tim... Read More...

The Sbcltr Guide to Graphic Novels

A list of novels to initiate you into the popular literary genre  The term graphic novel has garnered much press in the literary world, after the release of cult classics such as Fun Home, Persepolis and Maus,... Read More...