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August 29, 2018

Watch The Incredible Journey Of a Boy Who Built Himself A Bicycle From Scrap

From learning to ride on a hand-made bicycle, to becoming the four time Nepalese National Champion, 21-year-old, Rajesh […]
August 29, 2018

Meet The Young Female Wrestlers Of Shamli, UP

In the largely conservative society of western Uttar Pradesh, wrestling is a very popular sport among men. […]
August 29, 2018

Watch This Satire on How Indians Worship the English Language

Poet Ashwani Avi and UnErase Poetry have come up with a unique way to parody the love […]
August 29, 2018

India Finally Has Its Version of Childish Gambino’s This Is America

Childish Gambino’s dark take on American culture in his now super-viral song, This Is America has inspired […]
May 31, 2018

Watch: This Boy From Arunachal Rap About Racism

Twenty-three-year-old, Kekho Thianmkho who is usually known by stage name K4 Kheko went viral recently for his […]
May 10, 2018

Watch The Short Film: Inside a Lost African Tribe Still Living in India Today

Asha Stuart, an African American film-maker met a Sidi man in Bangalore, which led her to explore […]
April 16, 2018

This Afghan Girl Rapped Herself Out Of Being Sold As A Child Bride

When she heard of her family’s plans to sell her, she protested with a rap song that […]
March 28, 2018

Watch This Comic Artist Explain The Internet As It Is Today

If the world is a strange place, the internet is weirder. East India company’s Sahil Shah explains all […]
March 1, 2018

Holi Essential: Vrindavan

Scores of people travel to Vrindavan, Mathura, to celebrate the Hindu festival of colours, Holi. This year […]
February 27, 2018

Watch The Video Of Pharrell’s New Adidas Collections Inspired by Holi

The three new collections slated to release this spring are all inspired by the festival of colour […]
February 24, 2018

Bharatanatyam In The Wild

These women are trying to reclaim public spaces, one dance at a time Classical dances are usually […]
February 13, 2018

A Hip-Hop Video Urging Indians To Stop Hating Mughals

The music video which was made by students and some faculty members for an elective course at […]
February 1, 2018

A Hip-Hop Video Urging Indians To Stop Hating Mughals

The music video which was made by students and some faculty members for an elective course at […]
January 27, 2018

This Music Video Combats Skin Colour Discrimination

The video, White Karidey, is a humorous take on the obsession with fairness in society According to […]
January 25, 2018

Why You Should Read Virginia Woolf

On her 136th birthday, watch Iseult Gillespie explains how to best understand the novelist How best can […]
October 29, 2017

Watch The March For Gorkhaland

This is the second in a series of short documentaries under #HumLeKeRahenge. Watch how in the wake of […]
October 14, 2017

Watch the Tamil Nadu Farmers’ Agitation

First in a series of short documentaries under #HumLeKeRahenge by Kahaani Wale, the documentary takes you to the 100 farmers […]
October 12, 2017

This Film on Gauri Lankesh Is A Must Watch

sbcltr recommends Our Gauri, a film on the slain journalist that will help you understand her politics and why […]
September 8, 2017

India In A Day

Watch the country’s first crowd-sourced documentary In october 2015, Ridley Scott, Anurag Kashyap and Google asked Indians […]
August 11, 2017

Revisiting Topi, the poignant film on partition

There is a certain timelessness to this animated story of a young boy waiting to board a […]
July 31, 2017

You Have to See Charli XCX’s Boys Video

This crush-anthem has a video that subverts the male-gaze deliberately and we love it, writes Neha Pant […]
July 26, 2017

Kakkoos, A Documentary on Manual Scavenging Is A Must Watch

The Tamil documentary captures the society’s apathy towards those who clean public toilets and sewers, writes Neha […]
July 4, 2017

Iranian Art Exhibition Of Anti Trump Cartoons

The exhibition was the result of a competition that had submissions from all over the world, writes […]
June 10, 2017

Bollywood Off Screen

sbcltr spoke to photographer Mark Bennington about his one-of-a-kind photo book, Living the Dream Who are the […]
May 17, 2017

Love Story of A Gaurakshak

Hear Ankit Chadha tell a story about what it really means to be a Gaurakshak During his […]
May 12, 2017

JNU Student Raps In Protest Of VC

Rahul Rajkhowa is protesting against the 80 per cent seat cut in M.Phil and PhD admissions Jawaharlal […]
April 25, 2017

The Man Who Photographs Death

The Sleeping Beauty project is a collaboration between an Italian photographer and an Indian who photographs dead […]
April 9, 2017

Postcards from Peshawar, Pakistan

Mithila Mehta, in collaboration with, Humans of Peshawar, gives you a rarefied glimpse into the everyday life […]
March 25, 2017

Unreserved: A Documentary on Indians who Travel

Alice Sharma, speaks to filmmaker Samarth Mahajan, who travelled for 17 days, across 12,000 kilometre to record […]
March 11, 2017

An Illustrated Guide To UAPA

Prof G.N. Saibaba’s conviction has raised questions against the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (1967). Watch this 8 […]
February 28, 2017

The Sbcltr Mixtape of New Music Volume 5

sbcltr recommends the Indie music you should be listening to right now The first two months of […]
February 21, 2017

#BadBeti In Drag

Non- binary Indian drag performer, Abhijeet, used the popular hashtag to recreate pictures of women icons in […]
February 20, 2017

Kurt Cobain: 50 years on

What would the legendary grunge rocker be like if he was still alive? And why are we […]
February 14, 2017

Evolution of Love

sbcltr’s curated guide to the powerful interpretations of the emotion in art What is Love? This is […]
February 14, 2017

Grammys 2017

The biggest night of music was in tandem with the biggest trend of the year–resistance. The 59th […]
February 8, 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale: Vintage Atwood Revival

The video summary of the classic that is enjoying a recent rise in sales Two days ago, […]
February 6, 2017

Saudi Arabian Women Take On Patriarchy

Watch this hyper cool music video in which burqa clad women roller blade, drive bump cars, all […]
February 1, 2017

Hipstory: World Leaders Reimagined

Illustrator Amit Shimoni reimagines some of the world leaders as hipsters, accompanied by biographies written by Stephen […]
February 1, 2017

Stellar Frequencies

Mixed media artist, Daniel Sun, opens his show Stellar Frequencies in Goa this week, sbcltr gives you […]
January 24, 2017

Best of The World Press Photo Exhibition

sbcltr brings you some of the most expressive award winning images from the travelling photo exhibition Every […]
January 23, 2017

The First Gorillaz Song in Five Years

The virtual band’s new song is called Hallelujah Money and features Benjamin Clementine A blur reunion, teasers and even a […]
January 22, 2017

Why I Marched For Women

Richa Sharma’s visual dispatch from the Women’s March in Washington DC On Saturday, 21st January, I marched […]
January 10, 2017

Recreating Ravi Varma’s Portraits

Rohit Chawla recreates some classic Indian Art in this stunning photo series One of India’s leading contemporary […]
January 6, 2017

Om Puri Essential Movies

The sbcltr list of Om Puri movies that you cannot miss When veteran actor Om Puri died […]
January 2, 2017

The 2017 Music to Look Forward

sbcltr lists down the albums to start your year with Although music is something that transcends time, […]
December 27, 2016

Kabul’s Female Graffitti Master on Arts

An Afghan graffiti artist is boldly taking to the streets with a spray can and hope for […]
December 26, 2016

George Michael

More than just a musician, he was a phenomenon—all heart, rebellious, pushing his limits and brazenly being […]
December 22, 2016

Procrastination: A photo essay

Photographer Polly Brown tackles the ideas of wasting time before a deadline We have all been guilty […]
December 19, 2016

Music Trends 2016

sbcltr lists down the things that happened in popular music this year that changed the industry We […]
December 16, 2016

The Reality of Demonetisation

Documentary filmmaker, Nakul Singh Sawhney, travelled to Uttar Pradesh to film demonetisation and its impact on rural life. […]
December 5, 2016

Nanok Vs Banks

The video of the new Nanok song borrows from Banks’s video on self-love Monica Dogra and Anushka […]
December 1, 2016

Charles Bukowski in Animation

sbcltr recommends three poems and their animated interpretations Charles Bukowski’s words resonate with many who live dissolute lifestyles […]
November 30, 2016

You Filthy Rat Bag

This 16-year-old artist is making fun of everyday life in brutal illustrations that tell the truth about […]
November 28, 2016

Delhi Pride Parade In Pictures

sbcltr brings you some of the best moments from the event Rainbow colours, a lot of energy […]
November 24, 2016

Shanghai Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Media artist, JT Singh, takes you on an intimate visual journey of the city and its locals […]
November 23, 2016

Inside The Coal Mines of Jharia

Photographer Ronny Sen captures a world of underground fires and blasting mines in the dystopian photo series, […]
November 21, 2016

India’s First Lesbian Web Series

As the country celebrates Pride month, sbcltr recommends watching this first of its kind, same-sex web-series that is making […]
November 20, 2016

Demonetization and The Common Man

Watch this documentary series on the impact of money ban It’s been twelve days since the Modi government […]
November 18, 2016

Hardwired To Self-Destruct

Metallica goes back to its roots with Hardwired. It’s been eight long years since the disappointing Death […]
November 2, 2016

Before The Flood

Before the Flood is Leonardo DiCaprio’s new environmental documentary. Leonardo DiCaprio – the environmentalist and Oscar winning […]
October 31, 2016

Halloween Playlist

The sbcltr Halloween Monday playlist has songs that are actually disturbing, weird and spooky. Trigger warning, listen […]
October 26, 2016

Pussy Footing Around Punk

Pussy Riot has never been about music and it shouldn’t be mixed with it either. They’re your […]
October 21, 2016

Coen Brothers: Essential Movies

The sbcltr movie list that will introduce you to the brilliant world of Coen brothers Get ready […]
October 19, 2016

The Love Project

Alice Sharma on one woman’s quest to find analog love in a digital world When the world […]
October 17, 2016

The Sbcltr Mixtape Volume 4

sbcltr recommends the indie music that should be on your playlist right now It’s a great feeling […]
October 15, 2016

The Peculiar World Of Tim Burton

Take a look inside Tim Burton’s new movie through a collection of vintage photographs by Leah Gallo […]
September 28, 2016

Band Pick – Afterglow

sbcltr speaks to the Jazz-Funk quartet that has released a tribute song dedicated to the life and […]
September 12, 2016

No one’s heard of Krautrock

Dhananjai Sinha explains how the unknown subgenre is an alternative history of rock and roll music itself […]
September 7, 2016

Listening Sessions Season 1

sbcltr Listening Sessions is a platform designed to create an experience of intimate art that bridges the gap between […]
August 19, 2016

Photographs From Yesterday

On world photography day, sbcltr reviews Ronny Sen’s latest series, Chronicles of an Old World Colour  29-year-old […]
August 9, 2016

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 […]
June 21, 2016

Music Day Recommendations

On world music day sbcltr lists down the best albums of 2016 It has been a gauntlet […]
June 10, 2016

Drugs, Violence and Censorship: Punjab

As the Udta Punjab censorship controversy continues to boil sbcltr recommends GLUT, a documentary that gives you […]
May 29, 2016

School of Rock: Dharavi Edition

sbcltr meets Abhijit Jejurikar, the man who brought music to India’s biggest slum As we walk across […]
May 19, 2016

Anatomy of a Riot

As the Judicial Commission set up for the Muzaffarnagar riots absolves majoritarian Hindutva and political leadership of communal violence, sbcltr […]
May 14, 2016

The Sbcltr Mixtape: Volume 03

sbcltr recommends the music you should be listening to right now We don’t like summer. It is […]
April 10, 2016

Art that Liberates

sbcltr speaks to Nimisha Bhanot. The artist behind the Badass Indian Pinups series Cheeky pictures that show […]
April 3, 2016

The Sbcltr Mixtape: Volume 02

sbcltr recommends the best of music out this month In the last month we discovered many things, […]
February 17, 2016

We are JNU – Protest Song 2016

This song is written and composed by Sylvie who is a student in JNU, from Germany. It […]
February 17, 2016

Dog without a bone

  ‘Dog without a bone’ is the stage and recording name of singer-songwriter, Nihar Manwatkar. Currently based […]
January 11, 2016

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