April 27, 2019

I was not built to conform: Ravana

sbcltr caught up with electronic music producer Ravana to discuss his new album and the journey behind […]
April 25, 2019

India’s Only Authentic Documentary Film Festival

In a sleepy hamlet in Naukuchiatal, where the only noise is the hum of birds occasionally interrupted […]
January 18, 2019

The Indian Hip Hop Evolution

Manan Kapoor, on how rappers across India are reclaiming hip-hop to tell powerful socio-political narratives that are […]
January 9, 2019


sbcltr spoke to the musician about his new album The Only Find and what makes it special […]
December 21, 2018

A Sex Ed Zine For Millennials

Take a look at BEDx Talks, a desi zine aimed at empowering youngsters by giving them answers […]
December 18, 2018

I did not give a damn about anyone. I didn’t care and I don’t think I will care in future as well: Raj Amit Kumar

His provocative directorial debut, Unfreedom may have been internationally released by Netflix but Raj Amit Kumar is […]
December 15, 2018

India’s First Art Rock Band

Priya Bhattacharji spoke to the musical project that seamlessly blends visual arts, theatre and poetry to bring […]
November 21, 2018

How Dalit Music in Punjab Transformed From a Religious to a Political Soundtrack

The popularity of Dalit singers has now reached such levels that various political parties are vying to […]
November 17, 2018

This Short Film Examines How Patriarchy Isn’t the Only Cause of India’s Rape Problem

Priya Bhattacharji spoke to Tariq Vasudev on his award-winning film, Circus India’s ability to make statements and […]
November 15, 2018

I got into an unreserved compartment in a train bound for Bombay and proceeded to make my past redundant: Devashish Makhija

Shillpi. A. Singh caught up with the writer-filmmaker to talk about his journey as an artist and […]
October 29, 2018

Body Confident Dolly Singh

Haters be damned. This curvy girl is practicing yoga and breaking stereotypes that only thin people can […]
August 29, 2018

The Loneliness And Intricacies Of Being A Trans Lesbian Woman In India

Like most women, my sexuality is somewhat fluid and my identity has changed over the years: as […]
August 29, 2018

How an Ongoing Exhibition In Kashmir Brought Together Two Alienated Communities

Kashmir had a bolstering art scene before the rise of armed militancy shrunk the space for such […]
August 29, 2018

Kashmiri Cartoonists Predicted The End Of the BJP-PDP Coalition

The worsening situation post 2016 uprising following Hizb commander Burhan Wani’s killing, mounting civilian killings coupled with  some […]
August 29, 2018

Bearded Muslims as Terrorists, and Other Media Compulsions

ABC’s apology for portraying a Hindu terrorist in Quantico begs the question: what decides the portrayal of […]
August 29, 2018

Mind Molding Psychedelic Drugs Could Treat Depression, and Other Mental Illnesses

It seems that psychedelics do more than simply alter perception. According to the latest research from my […]
August 29, 2018

The Many Meanings of Being Queer

The best part of the recently concluded exhibition Me We, and the artworks it showcased was the […]
August 29, 2018

India Almost Made A Law Against Lynching, Then People Forgot About It

A year since MASUKA came into existence, the draft is still struggling through its way to becoming […]
August 29, 2018

Blood Moon: Lunar Eclipse Myths from Around the World

Lunar eclipses have fascinated cultures across the globe, and inspired several striking myths and legends, many of […]
August 29, 2018

How Rihai Manch Is Combating Hate Politics

A legal-political advocacy group completes 10 years fighting injustice of state and police, reports Pratikshit Singh In […]
August 29, 2018

Rap and Annihilation Of Caste: The Story of Sumeet Samos

Rap is being introduced into the resistance by Sumeet Samos, a 24-year-old postgraduate student from Jawaharlal Nehru […]
August 29, 2018

Brown, Fat, And Androgynous

In search of brown faces like my own, what I find are white people. Skinny people. And […]
August 29, 2018

How a Design Graduate Made Truck Art Cool Again

The man behind All India Permit and his story of elevating the lives of the artists that […]
May 31, 2018

Should Caste Matter?

The upper castes want to hold on to power and dominate others, writes Nikhat Fatima  Caste system […]
May 29, 2018

How The Seesaw Project Is Redeeming Feminism Through Art

The project aims to sensitise people against negative gender stereotypes in everyday life We live in complex […]
May 28, 2018

These Three Men from Kashmir Have One Hobby—Blood Donation

These donors have donated more than 300 blood pints till now and they’re not done yet, writes […]
May 24, 2018

Confessions of a Social Media Influencer

My family is annoyed with me, friends like me despite my compulsion to over share (as long […]
May 21, 2018

This Man is Riding Through 5 countries to Generate Awareness on the Hazards of Plastic

Inspired by the story of a sperm whale that washed up dead on Spanish shores because there […]
May 17, 2018

Bangladeshi Rappers Wield Rhymes As a Weapon, With Tupac as Their Guide

Over the past 15 years or so, a new kind of musical activism has emerged in Bangladesh, […]
May 12, 2018

The Film That Explores A Different Gaze Of Sexual Orientation

Rahul Desai writes about LOEV, the indie film that is currently streaming on Netflix which explores a different […]
May 11, 2018

What Made a Scholar Take Up Arms

Daanish Bin Nabi, tries to understand what made Dr Mohmmad Rafi Bhat turn to violence In the […]
May 10, 2018

Rap Music’s Path From Pariah To Pulitzer

The story of hip-hop is one of rebellion, attempts at censorship and, finally, artistic acceptance. writes Lakeyta Bonnette-Bailey  […]
May 8, 2018

Using Postcards to Tell Old Stories from The Indian Subcontinent

Onaiza Drabu and Prachi Jha’s intitative Daak, uses the old-fashioned icons of letter writing as props to […]
May 3, 2018

This Man Has Been Hand Delivering Books Across Kolkata For 35 Years

Tarun Kumar Shaw has been delivering books to people’s doorsteps for three decades on his scooter and […]
April 27, 2018

Guwahati: Lost and Found

Shaheen Ahmed’s photographs aim to build an archive of a city on the brink of change How […]
April 27, 2018

How An Indian Man Inspired This Pakistani To Build A Forest In His City

The Japanese method of mimicking nature, and growing forests in the heart of the city, is being […]
April 24, 2018

Why Death Penalty For Rape Doesn’t Mean Swifter, Better Justice

According to a report by IANS up to 90 percent of rape cases reported were pending trial […]
April 19, 2018

A Language Back From The Future

Invented in the late 1800s by a charismatic internationalist, Esperanto is getting its second wind thanks to […]
April 17, 2018

How Two Men from Advertising Started An NGO That Is Looking To Change Lives Through Art

Rittyz Kashyap and Irfan Khan have built a network of people through their NGO that enables art […]
April 13, 2018

Redefining Femininity & Sexuality

Chen Yuan, spoke to the Hongkong based artist, Claudia Chanhoi, whose art confronts what it takes to […]
April 5, 2018

The Immersive Art of Sajid Wajid Shaikh

Fresh off the heels of his latest exhibition, sbcltr caught up with the visual artist to understand […]
April 4, 2018

Single, 30 and the Big City

Does reel imitate the real? Bushra Ahmed on testing the Bechdel test in real life in the […]
April 1, 2018

A Retrospective on The Lake Doc Fest 2018

For me it was a very unique experience and I will definitely go again, says Priya Thuvassery […]
March 30, 2018

This Man Is Using Storytelling To Promote Communal Harmony and India’s Diversity

Asif Khan Dehlvi, took to the art form as a means of bringing back the glorious past […]
March 23, 2018

Meet The New Feminist, LGBTQ Supporting Face of Islam

Alessandra Bonanomi, spoke to the human rights campaigner and one of the few women Imam’s in the […]
March 23, 2018

How a Rickshaw-puller Helped Build 9 Schools

82-year-old, Ahmed Ali regretted never getting an education, so he built schools in his hometown of Karimganj, […]
March 16, 2018

Recommended Reading: Diwali in Muzaffarnagar

Tanuj Solanki’s writing on the nuances of small town India is sensitive, thoughtful and refreshingly original Over […]
March 9, 2018

Making Literature Accessible To All

Priya Bhattacharji, spoke to Nithin Kundathil and Manoj Pandey, on their cool initiative, StickLit A movie character […]
March 8, 2018

Things to Remember on Women’s Day

Ruchika Sharma, on the socialisation of gender roles, the need for feminism and the marketing gimmicks that […]
March 5, 2018

How Delhi’s Street Children Are Turning To Drugs

Srishti Bhardwaj on the children who have turned to substance abuse to combat poverty and neglect  “My […]
March 5, 2018

How a Young Boy Returned Home From His Orphanage To Set Up A School

Majid Maqbool, on a young man who lost his father, left his village to study in an […]
February 22, 2018

How The Irrelevant Project Is Disrupting Stereotypes

sbcltr spoke to the people who are enabling children see a world beyond biases, one book at […]
February 17, 2018

A Woman Is Using Tattoos to Assert Herself

Traditionally, women’s bodies don’t belong to them, I want to question that gendered approach 31-year-old, photographer and […]
February 14, 2018

Why India Hates Love

How the country treats its lovers is proof that the old vanguards of tradition feel threatened by […]
February 10, 2018

The Obscure World Of C Grade Movies In India

Ragesh Dipu, on how C grade movies give its audience an undogmatic and genuine portrayal of the […]
February 8, 2018

Inside The World’s Largest Open-Air Laundromat In Mumbai

Omkar Phatak, captures the essence of the Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat amidst a rapidly developing Mumbai The Mahalaxmi […]
February 8, 2018

A Woman Was Harassed Here

NorBlackNorWhite’s new line is all about taking on sexual harassment The designer duo has launched a new […]
January 31, 2018

Annushka Hardikar Gives A Modern Day Twist To Mahabharata

Disha Mukherjee spoke to the woman behind the zine that gives the women of the epic a […]
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 26, 2018

Nationalism In India

On Republic Day, sbcltr revisits Rabindranath Tagore’s essay on the subject in order to bring out some excerpts […]
January 24, 2018

Meet The Real Inspiration Behind Akshay Kumar’s PadMan

Alice Sharma on the social entrepreneur who risked everything to make women’s hygiene and menstruation a topic […]
January 24, 2018

This Retired Academician Now Treats Manual Scavengers

Siddhant Mohan, on how Dr R.C. Agarwal has devoted his post-retirement life to taking care of manual […]
January 18, 2018

5,000 Year Old Rock Painting Discovered In Kashmir Could Be The Oldest Depiction of A Supernova

A team of astrophysicists have unearthed an ancient painting in the valley that is believed to be […]
January 12, 2018

How South Korea’s Popular Food Culture Reflects Social Isolation

Mukbang and Honbap, the two of the most significant dining trends in South Korea right now are […]
January 10, 2018

This Documentary Explores Nagaland’s Obsession With Japan

sbcltr explores the obsession of Japan in Nagaland with filmmaker Hemant Gaba Last year, 35-year-old filmmaker Hemant […]
January 5, 2018

In Conversation with Reema Sengupta

Priya Bhattacharji, caught up with the writer and director of the short indie, Counterfeit Kunkoo— the first […]
December 28, 2017

2017, the year of the laughing monkeys

Our little rock around the sun has certainly heated up in 2017 and it isn’t entirely global […]
December 20, 2017

The Sbcltr Mixtape: Volume 9

sbcltr recommends the new music you should be listening to This year has been an interesting one […]
December 19, 2017

How A Rooftop Bar is Ushering a New Film Viewing Culture in India

Priya Bhattacharji, spoke to Nikita Naiknavare, founder of Lost the Plot. a unique rooftop cinema and bar that […]
December 15, 2017

Why Everyone Is Obsessed With Bitcoins Right Now

Neha Pant deciphers the mania behind the crypto currency In the last one week, Bitcoins have come […]
December 14, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About The Transgender Persons Bill, 2016

Supriya Raman, on why the Trans community is so upset with the 2016 Trans Bill In April […]
November 22, 2017

The Ma-Behen Rule And Other Gems From The Language Of Oppression

Malini Gopalakrishnan explains how the language of oppression is ingrained into our collective psyche “Language is power, life […]
November 22, 2017

Move on Up

Divya Guha mingles with rappers in Shillong and discovers an environment of slow progress that has fermented rebellion. Ronny Sen […]
November 17, 2017

Africans of India

sbcltr explores The Sidi Project by Luke Duggleby on Africans that have lived in India for centuries Intrigued […]
November 17, 2017

An App That Brings Art Galleries Into Your Home

ArtPassport allows you to take a tour of exhibitions anytime, anywhere, writes Neha Pant The founders of […]
November 17, 2017

How ChalChitra Abhiyaan Gives You a Glimpse Into Real India

sbcltr spoke to documentary filmmaker, Nakul Singh Sawhney, about his cultural-political media co-operative For a little over […]
November 10, 2017

Sexual Consent Explained Through Comics

Artist Alli Kirkham’s comic illustrations highlight sexual consent issues through everyday situations that are easier for everyone to […]
November 10, 2017

Superheroes in Delhi

sbcltr speaks to an artist confronting the calamity of pollution in Delhi through superheroes Thirty-eight-year-old Rajkamal Aich […]
November 10, 2017

Diaries In Hindi Cinema

Pankaj Sachdeva, on the narrative significance a journal can play in a film and how Bollywood uses […]
November 10, 2017

The Rape Of The Lock

Daanish Bin Nabi, writes on the mysterious attacks on women’s hair in Kashmir Braid chopping incidents continue […]
November 7, 2017

How An Amateur Photographer Used Her Art To Shed Light On a Dying Lake

Majid Maqbool, on how Yasmin Hussain started a discourse on the condition of the Dal lake through […]
November 3, 2017

Meet the Filmmaker Who Is Finding New Ways To Connect People With Nature

Priya Bhattacharji in conversation with Nitin Das aka Filmkaar, the creator of Healing Forest Project In Nature […]
October 30, 2017

Love Stranger Things? Then These Books Are For You

Neha Pant on books that will keep your adventure going long after you have finished watching the […]
October 21, 2017

The Widows of Vrindavan get together to celebrate Diwali and a Wedding

Srishti Bhardwaj captures a widow remarriage amidst Diwali celebrations in Vrindavan Home to almost 6,000 women in […]
October 19, 2017

This Woman Is Using Music To Popularise Hindi Poetry

sbcltr caught up with Chinmayi Tripathi to understand the process behind Music & Poetry Project  Twenty-seven-year-old, singer […]
October 16, 2017

Music Gets Her High

Ritnika Nayan talks to sbcltr about her book Indie101 With her 17 years of experience in the […]
October 14, 2017

The Film Festival That is Taking Independent Cinema to the Himalayan Community

Priya Bhattacharji on what makes the Dharmashala International Film Festival a must visit Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, not […]
October 10, 2017

In Conversation With India’s Birdman Aasheesh Pittie

Rohini Kejriwal spoke to the ornithologist about the state of conservation in India, challenges posed by urbanisation, […]
October 6, 2017

A Preview Into the bangaloREsidency Project

Whether it is re-presenting the cow goddess or an ubiquitous shop in the market, Francesco Petruccelli and Bernd Lützeler’s […]
October 4, 2017

Documenting India’s Culture Of Protest

sbcltr spoke to Kahaani Wale about their idea of tapping into the repository of collective action in […]
October 1, 2017

If You’re Falling In Love or Getting Over it, This Is For You

Writer Aastha Atray and graphic designer Shawn D’Souza have collaborated to make #ayearoflove, a calendar dedicated to […]
September 26, 2017

Appraising the Rohingya refugee situation in India and abroad

Dr Syed Zafar Mahmood writes about the efforts being made to help the refugees worldwide The New […]
September 21, 2017

Painting Portraits of Pain in Kashmir

Majid Maqbool spoke to Hina Aarif, a young artist from the valley who paints pictures of people […]
September 19, 2017

The Mud Men Of Mumbai

Omkar Pathak explores the potter community nestled in the heart of Mumbai Nestled in the heart of […]
September 19, 2017

Imagining Artists As Oracles

Take creative and life inspiration from iconic artists with cards that re-imagine iconic artists as Oracles “Good […]
September 18, 2017

In Conversation with José González

Rohini Kejriwal spoke to the Argentinian-Swedish singer-songwriter about the sweet intimacy of his folksy music and the […]
September 14, 2017

Psychedelic Pop Art From Singapore

George Zhi Zao on Reza Hasni’s reinterpretation of popular culture through sacred geometry, religion and pop art […]
September 14, 2017

Revisting Agha Shahid Ali’s The Country Without A Post Office

The poet would be disappointed if he were to see Kashmir today, it is just as he […]
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 […]
September 6, 2017

Remembering Gauri Lankesh Through Her Words

The journalist who was vocal about death threats becoming a “common factor” was shot dead in Bengaluru […]
September 6, 2017

Unfolding The Saree

A zine that is designed to encourage a positive discourse on the traditional garment and the women […]
September 5, 2017

These Women Are Using Handloom To Empower Themselves

Mirza Mosaraf Hossain on how women in Birbhum took to handlooms to earn a living and change […]
August 31, 2017

The Problem With Kashmir

Daanish Bin Nabi on why the valley is a ticking time bomb that might explode any second […]
August 31, 2017

How Rupi Kaur Conquered Instagram

Anamika Chatterjee attempts to dissect the reasons behind the poet’s phenomenal success Overthinking, typically, can lead to […]
August 30, 2017

The Saptan Story: A crowd-sourced Art Project

This seven week long collaborative effort hosted by British Council India is trying to make art less […]
August 19, 2017

This Man is Using Performance Art To Save Books

Priya Bhattacharji talks to Udayan Chakravarty on his dramatic adaptations of classic literature Once Upon a Time […]
August 14, 2017

Pragnya Wakhlu Wants You To Experience Kashmir Through Her Music

The singer-songwriter recently released her album Kahwa Speaks on Songdew and says that she wants to introduce […]
August 9, 2017

Netflix Buys Millarworld Publishers To Bring Superheroes To Life

The move is in a bid to get new customers hooked into their ever expanding video gallery, […]
August 4, 2017

A Small Indie From Shimla Could Make It to The Oscars

Independent film-maker Sidharth Chauhan’s film, PASHI, has made it to the Oscar’s Qualifying Film Festival, writes Samarth […]
August 3, 2017

The Man Who Is Obsessed With Cameras

Aditya Arya has spent his life collecting and documenting the evolution of photo cameras, writes Suyashi Smridhi […]
July 28, 2017

It’s Time Women Take Over Indian Cinema

We want more movies on women and their sexuality, writes Supriya Raman Since Lipstick Under My Burkha […]
July 28, 2017

The Good, Bad And The Ugly: Life Of ‘A Secular Muslim’ In India

Saket Suman reviews Seema Mustafa’s new book and discovers that it lays bare the many prejudices against […]
July 26, 2017

Stories of Kashmir’s Women

Majid Maqbool spoke to Freny Manecksha about her new book that focuses on the women of the […]
July 26, 2017

The Partition Museum Project

It is a place of collective memory, where broken fragments come together to narrate the history of […]
July 24, 2017

O Henry In Indian Cinema

Pankaj Sachdeva on how the American story teller shaped Bollywood William Sydney Porter was an American short-story writer. […]
July 21, 2017

Recycling Shipping Containers To Build Classrooms

Mihika Jindal caught up with Aadhan, to understand recycled infrastructure and its future in India No one would […]
July 19, 2017

Making Their Own Vinyl: Amarrass Records

Manan Kapoor on the only record label that is reviving Vinyl production in India In 1983, the […]
July 19, 2017

Portraits of Indian Gorkhas

Manish Sharma, tries to connect with and decipher his Nepalese roots by photographing people from the same […]
July 19, 2017

The Vanishing Queens

Sukhman Dhillon explores the Tharu tribe and their fast eroding culture in the face of modernity The […]
July 18, 2017

Band Pick: Zephyrtone

sbcltr caught up with the Songdew artists teen house music producers Zephyr and Sayan Their new song, Only […]
July 17, 2017

The Growing Culture of Protest

From Bengaluru to London, Vedant Vaishampayan, on the people who are speaking up against the majoritarian Indian […]
July 17, 2017

Par Ek Din: Into the Lives of Musicians

Jaideep Varma’s latest documentary is an immersive one-of-a-kind look into the struggles of musicians who are genuinely in […]
July 17, 2017

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 […]
July 13, 2017

How Sharad Sharma Is Changing the World through Comic books

The founder of world comic books will make you want to pick up a pencil and join […]
July 11, 2017

Confronting Identity and Politics Through Art

This exhibition brings together the works of six artists who have witnessed conflict to express ‘quiet acts […]
July 8, 2017

Biking Through The Silk Route

Rohini Kejriwal tracks one man’s motorcycle adventure through 22+ countries “What is that feeling when you’re driving […]
July 6, 2017

Why Everyone Should Read When I Hit You by Meena Kandasamy

When she writes, Kandasamy gives a voice to all the other women who face violence in their […]
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 […]
July 3, 2017

Folk Fusion From Nagaland

sbcltr spoke to the band Abiogenesis about howey music and their new single Up In The Mountains […]
July 1, 2017

The Immortal Life of Asrar Jamayee

Suyashi Smridhi on how the pension board declared the eminent Urdu poet dead even when he struggled […]
June 24, 2017

How PK Nair Archived Bollywood

The archivist put together the broken pieces of India’s first feature film and saved it and the […]
June 20, 2017

Band Pick: The Tapi Project

sbcltr spoke to the contemporary folk band about their recently released music and their process They are […]
June 18, 2017

Super-Heroines You Need To Know Of

If you loved Wonder Woman, its time you get acquainted with others like her, writes Neha Pant […]
June 15, 2017

Fidget Spinners: When The Centre Cannot Hold

Our love for lo-tech is born of our disenchantment of digital tools and toys. So, is the […]
June 12, 2017

The Desi Queen of American Hip Hop

Neha Pant on the Indian-American musician who often blends her Indian roots perfectly into hip-hop There is […]
June 10, 2017

Andrei Tarkovsky and Endurance of The Mirror

Forty years on, the film continues to captivate and induct new members into its cult like following, […]
June 7, 2017

Re-Imagining Mythology for Millennials

Aparajita Barai’s intricate folksy art aims to re-stir Indian spirituality and philosophy by digging out ancient meanings […]
June 7, 2017

The Theatrics of Protest: Petr Pavlensky

Where does one draw the line between art and self-harm? The actions of Pavlensky might seem extreme […]
June 6, 2017


sbcltr recommends the new music you should be listening to This month, we ease you slowly into […]
June 4, 2017

Losing Identity On Delhi Streets

Pushkar Raj Sharma’s disarming street photographs of losing identity in midst of every day life Thirty-four-year-old, Pushkar […]
June 2, 2017

Bollywood’s Weird Parent Obsession

Pankaj Sachdeva writes on the Oedipus Complex in Hindi films  The great Sigmund Freud, considered to be […]
June 1, 2017

Around the World On a Bamboo Bicycle

Tanushree Singh met up with Sievituo Chevy from Kohima, Nagaland who travelled to 25 countries across the […]
June 1, 2017

This Publishing House Only Prints Books During The Full Moon

Tunglið, is a one-of-a-kind imprint that only to life during the end of each lunar cycle to […]
May 31, 2017

Syrian Artist Draws World Leaders As Refugees

Neha Pant on how artist Abdalla Omari is drawing attention to the refugee crisis in his war-torn […]
May 30, 2017

Ramazan in India

Suraaj Ajithakumar documents the paradox of abstinence and revelry during the month long period of fasting Every […]
May 30, 2017

A Unique Art Exhibition In the Woods

If you have time, head to Gunehar, Himachal Pradesh, this weekend for a charming art exhibition amidst […]
May 30, 2017

Varun Grover Collaborates with Indie Artists

The National award winning lyricist and comedian, in alliance with Songdew—a music streaming website, recently held a […]
May 29, 2017

A New Independent Label, Azadi Records

Manan Kapoor on the new progressive, socially conscious record company which aims to give under-represented music communities […]
May 27, 2017

Dangal Beats Baahubali To Create History In China

Aamir Khan’s Dangal is the only foreign movie in China that isn’t made in English or Chinese […]
May 27, 2017

Indies You Can’t Miss

sbcltr lists down the best independent movies so far Despite censor certificate dramas and the stiff competition […]
May 26, 2017

The Ceramic World of Mudita Bhandari

Rohini Kejriwal caught up with the artist ahead of her open air exhibition in Gunehar, Himachal Pradesh […]
May 24, 2017

Interview with Documentary film-maker and publisher Sanjay Kak

In an interview with Majid Maqbool, Kak spoke about the making of Witness, a unique collaborative photo book […]
May 20, 2017

Exposing Propaganda: Pratik Sinha

Manan Kapoor, on living in a post-truth world and how the founder of AltNews is tackling the […]
May 20, 2017

How India celebrated Museum Day

From New Delhi to Kolkata, India’s museum came alive for celebrations, writes Rohini Kejriwal Once upon a […]
May 18, 2017

S.Chandramohan’s Poems Of Dalit Resistance

Rohini Kejriwal, speaks to the young poet on his identity, politics of writing and his inspirations The […]
May 16, 2017

Where The Flowers Still Grow

Bharat Sikka’s stunning collection of photographs from Kashmir In 2014 and 2015, after reading Mirza Waheed’s novel […]
May 15, 2017

BAND PICK: Moon Roots Project

sbcltr spoke to Hannan and Fatema Hakim on the release of their upcoming three song EP, Esin Moon […]
May 12, 2017

How To Be A Good Feminist : An Illustrated Guide

An Illustrator and graphic designer attempts to answer the question that has been confusing people worldwide Teo […]
May 11, 2017


Manan Kapoor, on the immense reality of India through the eyes of the Mexican writer and why […]
May 9, 2017

Drawing Queens Of Hollywood and Bollywood

Rohini Kejriwal, speaks to artist Shivani Gorle, on gender, movies, feminism and why heroines can be badass […]
May 9, 2017

Art For Cleanliness

Bothered by public walls and how they are treated, artist Prasoon Poddar turns his art into projects […]
May 8, 2017

Cow Protection and Its Vigilante Violence

The Human Rights Watch reports on how India needs to prosecute assailants and protect targeted minorities (New […]
May 8, 2017

The Nanda Devi Yatra In Photos

Mukesh Khugsal photographs the epic journey that is the Nanda Devi pilgrimage Over the years, The Nanda […]
May 7, 2017

Everything Is Art, Everything is Politics: Ai Weiwei

In the first of sbcltr’s Voices of Dissent series, Manan Kapoor writes about the importance of dissent […]
May 4, 2017

The Man Who Is Obsessed With Collecting Bones

The largest collection of fossils in India belongs to an 82-year-old Army Veteran, writes Alice Sharma At […]
May 3, 2017

Recommended Reading List

The sbcltr list of books that should be on your bookshelves this summer These are interesting times […]
May 2, 2017

Making Classical Indian Art Cool

These Facebook pages are familiarizing millennials with historical Indian Art through satire and wit, writes Neha Pant […]
May 1, 2017

The Sbcltr Mixtape Volume 6

sbcltr recommends the cool new music you should be listening to right now Oh the brutal Indian […]
April 30, 2017

10 Indians Winning The #NaPoWriMo Challenge

Rohini Kejriwal, curates a list of the best poets to have participated in the month long poetry […]
April 28, 2017

In Conversation With Egyptian Poet Ashraf Dali

Ayush Prasad, caught up with the Egyptian poet and Journalist in Mumbai, who was there to attend […]
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 20, 2017

What is 420?

Brynn Holland explains the hazy history of 420 Many believe the term “420” originated from a police […]
April 20, 2017

India’s First Bar On Cloud

Mihika Jindal, speaks to Prasanna Natarajan, the founder of HipBar—a cool new app that lets you pre-order […]
April 19, 2017

Hyderabad’s Human Library

This ingenious project celebrates knowledge sharing and treats human beings as books, you can even borrow one […]
April 17, 2017

A Complete Guide to Black Metal

Dhananjai Sinha, on how a music genre took on a religion through its elements of protest art There’s metal. […]
April 14, 2017

On Ambedkar Jayanti, Must Read Books on the Indian Caste System

The sbcltr list of essential books to help sensitise against casteism As a child, Dr. Ambedkar was […]
April 13, 2017

The Lakeside Festival Of International Documentaries

sbcltr spoke to Neelima Mathur, the woman behind the unique festival that celebrates the spirit of documentary […]
April 11, 2017

In Conversation With Artist Gaurvi Sharma

sbcltr caught up with the Chandigarh based artist to understand her process, her influences and her ever […]
April 7, 2017

India’s Youngest Filmmaker Tackles The Subject of Death in Mukti Bhawan

Priya Bhattacharji, speaks to Shubhashish Bhutiani, about his new film Mukti Bhawan Bhutiani recently made to the Forbes […]
April 3, 2017

Recreating paintings of Amrita Sher-Gil with photography

sbcltr spoke to the women behind the stunning collaboration that re-imagined the legendary artist using photography, Indian […]
March 27, 2017

The King of Downtempo: Kumail Hamid

sbcltr spoke to the Mumbai based producer on his new experimental EP, From You to Blue Tell […]
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 23, 2017

Designers From Bhuj Made Costumes for Beauty and The Beast

In the recently released Disney film, Emma Watson’s character is wearing ensembles that are handcrafted by two […]
March 21, 2017

Read A Comic Book Adaptation of T.S.Eliot’s Poetry

For world poetry day, here is The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock, brilliantly illustrated by Julian Peters   […]
March 20, 2017

Have You Heard The Beatles, Hendrix and ACDC Cover Chuck Berry?

The sbcltr list of iconic Berry covers that launched music careers When he died on the 18th […]
March 19, 2017

The Travel Agency Run By Blind Women and Acid Attack Victims

Rohini Kejriwal, speaks to the man behind Khaas Travels, the start-up that is changing the lives of […]
March 16, 2017

The A to Z of Sexual Harassment at Work

The alphabet for those who do not know what sexual harassment at the workplace is and how […]
March 16, 2017

The Sbcltr Guide to Graphic Novels

A list of novels to initiate you into the popular literary genre  The term graphic novel has […]
March 14, 2017

Air Ink: The World’s First Ink Made Out of Air Pollution

Rohini Kejriwal, speaks to Anirudh Sharma, on his extraordinary invention that turns vehicular emissions into purified carbon […]
March 9, 2017

Savda Ghevra Colony’s Poor Children Writers

Sonali Verma, visits the underprivileged resettlement colony in New Delhi and discovers thriving child authors and an […]
March 3, 2017

The Public Art Campaign For Missing Girls

Alice Sharma, speaks to Leena Kejriwal, the artist behind the public art project that throws light on […]
March 2, 2017

Before Crashing To Earth

Curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, Mansi Trivedi’s latest exhibition takes you back to the organic beauty of nature […]
March 2, 2017

A Love Letter to Kochi

Rohini Kejriwal, travelled to the seaside town for the Kochi Biennale and discovered that the city had […]
February 28, 2017

Band Pick: Barty’s Path

Shruti Sunderraman, talks to Arjun Iyer and discovers that his no-nonsense approach to life spills into his […]
February 25, 2017

Free School Under A Metro Bridge

Alice Sharma and Dipnendu Choudhury spend a day observing what it’s like to study in a free […]
February 24, 2017

Movie Banned for Being Too Feminist

The Censor Board has denied a censor certificate to a movie on the grounds of it being […]
February 22, 2017

Revisiting Amartya Sen’s Collective Choice and Social Welfare

The Nobel laureate released the expanded edition of his book yesterday and spoke of liberty and fraternity […]
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 17, 2017

Exhibition of Rare Film Memorabilia

If you are a movie buff, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, is exhibiting a rare […]
February 16, 2017

A Somalian In Delhi

The Horizon is an Imaginary Line, is a semi-fictional graphic novel that attempts to illustrate accounts of […]
February 14, 2017

Band Pick—The Vinyl Records

sbcltr caught up with the all-girls rock band to talk about their music process Can you tell […]
February 11, 2017

Rising Intolerance against Minorities, Dalits

A US report states that attacks against minorities and Dalits have grown significantly since the BJP-led regime […]
February 10, 2017

Defying the Multiplex

Priya Bhattacharji on the rise of cinematic events in India and how they are becoming a unique […]
February 10, 2017

The Right To Be Forgotten

The Karnataka government recently allowed a woman to delete personal information from the internet. Suparv Ganguly, writes […]
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 8, 2017

The Return of The Book

The world is witnessing a book renaissance and it is not going to die out any time […]
February 6, 2017

The Dire Straits Experience Comes to India

The British band is all set to embark on their very first tour of the subcontinent and […]
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 2, 2017

Gender Fluid and Inclusive: Lakme Fashion Week

Inclusivity in the fashion industry is a highly contested topic, but Lakme Fashion Week is breaking stereotypes by […]
January 31, 2017

John Mayer’s Comeback Year

The singer-songwriter is better than ever in his recently released four-track EP which promises of bigger, exciting […]
January 28, 2017

The Robinhood Army

Named after the famous outlaw, this organisation gives food to over a million people across 22 cities […]
January 27, 2017

Short Films In India

Priya Bhattacharji, speaks to two directors on how the genre is bridging gap between commercial and indie […]
January 25, 2017

The Art of the Affair: An Illustrated History of Love, Sex, and Artistic Influence

This new book details out the interesting love lives of famous writers and artists This one is […]
January 24, 2017

An Exhibition of Selfies?

The Saatchi Art Gallery London is planning to explore the modern day obsession with self-portraiture as an […]
January 23, 2017

Punjab’s Protest Dalit Pop

Neha Pant, writes on the voices of ‘chamar pop’ as it is called in its home state […]
January 20, 2017

Netflix With Q

Alice Sharma, speaks to Sanjeev Gupta, the director behind the award winning independent movie that is soon […]
January 19, 2017

Is NDA Diluting Forest Rights?

Environment is often a low priority activity for government. This is more so because real and true […]
January 17, 2017

World’s Last Handwritten Newspaper

Musalman, a Chennai based newspaper is surviving the rush of digitisation and is hand-written every day, writes […]
January 16, 2017

Up, Close & Personal With Patrick Watson

sbcltr caught up with the Montreal based musician during his recent India tour My introduction to Watson’s […]
January 13, 2017

Tharangini: The Studio Keeping blockprinting Alive

Rohini Kejriwal spoke to Padmini Govind about the working of the studio, the history and revival of […]
January 11, 2017

A Muslim Woman Teaches Both, Sanskrit and Qu’ran

Shafeeq Hudawi, met Rasiya Mohammedkutty, at her teacher training center in Edappal, Malappuram district where Mohammedkutty teaches […]
January 10, 2017

Sanrio’s New Character is Very Relatable

This Panda listens to death metal, is irritable and hates his boss, basically, he is just like […]
January 9, 2017

A Case for Organic Music: Lucy Rose

The English indie songwriter’s voice just as easily gusts through calling out on sexism and the pressure […]
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 5, 2017

Now Aadhar Cards For Cows

The government plans to introduce unique identification for India’s 88 million cattle, writes Neha Pant The department […]
January 4, 2017

Donald and Hobbes

Redditors superimpose Donald Trump’s face on Calvin and place text inspired by the Republican presidential candidate bringing […]
January 4, 2017

Body Confident Dolly Singh

Haters be damned. This curvy girl is practicing yoga and breaking stereotypes that only thin people can […]
January 3, 2017

Rohan Dahotre and Animal Doodles

Rohini Kejriwal meets the artist behind the wildly popular series that has drawings of elaborate tribal costumes […]
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 31, 2016

Ditch New Year Resolutions For Personal Projects

Rohini Kejriwal met with five people who made personal projects their goals for 2016 and talked about […]
December 30, 2016

The Age of Inclusion

Deval Karthik on inclusive communication as a media trend in 2016 and what it says about Indian […]
December 28, 2016

Mourning Vera Rubin – Physicist Who Discoverd Dark Matter

An astrophysicist, a working mother and a trailblazer for women in science who discovered evidence of dark […]
December 28, 2016

Lighting Up Arunachal

Alice Sharma speaks to Merwyn Coutinho, to understand The Batti Project, which is powering homes throughout the […]
December 27, 2016

Afghanistan’s Only Woman Graffiti Artist

This artist is defying patriarchy in a rigid Islamic country by daring to paint Kabul with pictures […]
December 26, 2016

George Michael

More than just a musician, he was a phenomenon—all heart, rebellious, pushing his limits and brazenly being […]
December 23, 2016

Dangal: No for Feminism, Yes for Acting

To call Dangal a feminist movie is wrong. It celebrates women, yes, but at the end of […]
December 21, 2016

An Indian is Making the World’s First eco-friendly Prosthetic Legs

Leaving his job and higher studies, this man made people walk to their own dreams by making […]
December 21, 2016

Rebuilding Aleppo With Cardboard and Pencils

A fourteen year old Syrian boy dreams of rebuilding his war-torn hometown “My name is Mohammed Qutaish. […]
December 20, 2016

India’s First Transgender School

The boarding school which will be in Kochi has students from across the transgender community, writes Neha […]
December 19, 2016

The Spider That Looks Like The Harry Potter Sorting Hat

Indian naturalists just discovered a spider in the Western Ghats that looks like it belongs in the […]
December 19, 2016

Music Trends 2016

sbcltr lists down the things that happened in popular music this year that changed the industry We […]
December 13, 2016

Community Building Through Skating

Sinjini Sengupta, in conversation with Ulrike Reinhard, the woman who is using skateboarding to build confidence amongst […]
December 12, 2016

Read Bob Dylan’s Nobel Speech

The singer-songwriter who wasn’t present for the ceremony wrote a heartfelt speech that was read at the […]
December 9, 2016

Bringing Life to A Lost Village

Alice Sharma on the story of a remote village in the Himalayas and one man’s struggle to […]
December 8, 2016

A Website For Women’s Law

Don’t know your legal rights as a woman? Don’t worry. There is now a website to educate […]
December 7, 2016

A Suicide Watchman

This man roams around a bridge in China saving lives, writes Alice Sharma. On Nanjing Yangtze Bridge […]
December 5, 2016

Rebel Without a Cause: Joe Corré

Jesus Jones writes on Joe Corré, setting fire to millions worth of rare punk memorabilia in protest […]
December 2, 2016

Walking Through India

Rohini Kejriwal talks to Patrick Baddeley, a 62-year-old British man walking 6 hours a day, 6 days a […]
December 2, 2016

Democracy of the Despicables

We are entering a new year with a new world order, the kind in which we vote for our […]
December 1, 2016

Songs From A Railroad

sbcltr reviews the one of a kind album full of only railroad songs English singer-songwriter and left-wing […]
December 1, 2016

The Curious Case of The Indian National Anthem

Citizens may love and be proud of the nation and choose to express the same in their […]
November 30, 2016

The World’s Largest Solar Power Plant

By next year, India will be the world’s third biggest solar market Estimated to produce enough electricity […]
November 29, 2016

Ok go’s new 4.2 second video

In their explosive new song, One Moment, the band plays with time bending techniques and advertises for […]
November 25, 2016

Being Gender Fluid: Vivek Shraya

Alice Sharma, speaks to the trans artist, author and musician on the subject of rigid gender binaries […]
November 24, 2016

Why do you work for Muslims? What is wrong with you?

We are living in a time where Islamophobia is not even looked down upon any more. It […]
November 22, 2016

Using Paper Currency After Demonetization

As most of the rural economy comes to a standstill, a small village resorts to handwritten notes […]
November 18, 2016

The Wall Of Kindness

Taking cue from the Iranian concept, an anonymous group in Gurugram is donating clothes, shoes and other […]
November 18, 2016

Dragon Ball Z Energy Attacks For Real

sbcltr gives you a look into the world of Japanese schoolgirls performing superhuman energy attacks. The Japanese […]
November 17, 2016

Andy Warhol’s Lessons on Social Climbing

sbcltr gives you a peek into the charmingly irreverent book by the iconic artist  When he was […]
November 15, 2016

Reviving The Art of Shadow Puppets

Alice Sharma meets the last surviving family of ancient puppeteers, struggling to revive the dying art from […]
November 15, 2016

India’s Mood after Demonetisation

The Prime Minister might have banned high value currency of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 to catch […]
November 11, 2016

Satire At Its Best: Angry Maushi

Alice Sharma speaks to Abhijit Kini, the creator of Angry Maushi—a boisterous gun-toting aunty who is fast […]
November 10, 2016

Reviving Urdu: Khwaab Tanha Collective

sbcltr speaks to Shiraz Hussain, the man who is single-handedly reviving the love for Urdu literature in […]
November 9, 2016

Technology is disrupting democracy

As citizen journalism, social media, search, big data, e-mails and WikiLeaks have taken over the election processes […]
November 9, 2016

The World’s Loneliest Pig

There is only one pig in all of Afghanistan and his name is Khanzir Khanzir, whose name […]
November 7, 2016

Finding Najeeb Ahmad

As the search for Najeeb Ahmad continues and becomes increasingly politicised, sbcltr lists down a timeline of […]
November 3, 2016

The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence

How soon will robots steal our jobs? Asks Neha Pant Ever since Wipro, one of India’s top […]
November 2, 2016

A World Without Men

Alice Sharma on Elle magazine’s new campaign that looks at gender gap in the workspace by photoshopping […]
October 31, 2016

Halloween Playlist

The sbcltr Halloween Monday playlist has songs that are actually disturbing, weird and spooky. Trigger warning, listen […]
October 27, 2016

Reviving Letter Writing

A report by Mihika Jindal on how the Bengaluru based, The Indian Handwritten Letter Co. is bringing the […]
October 27, 2016

Murdering Elena Ferrante

Radhika Gulab writes on anonymity being an act of defiance and how Claudio Gatti is responsible for […]
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 25, 2016

One Indian Girl

Writer Paromita Bardoloi on reading Chetan Bhagat’s disappointing new novel. On an interview with Indu Mirani, Raveena Tandon called […]
October 24, 2016

Triple Talaq and the Uniform Civil Code

With 59 per cent of divorced Indian Muslim women having gone through triple talaq, a practice outlawed […]
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 20, 2016

Bon Iver Declares Gender Equity Campaign

Celebrities in India could learn a thing or two from this campaign and get behind the important […]
October 18, 2016

Photography: The Past is the Present

Ritam Sengupta accompanies photographer Twisha to a 100 year old photo studio and tries to comprehend how […]
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 […]
October 13, 2016

The Kathputli Colony Myth

Sonali Verma and photographer Dipnendu Choudhury explore the famed alleys of the Kathputli Colony in New Delhi, […]
October 10, 2016

Pink Floyd Back Together

A concert may seem unlikely at this point but Pink Floyd has reunited for Gaza, writes Alice […]
October 7, 2016

Who Is Durga?

Sinjini Sengupta tries to solve the mystery of the goddess and discovers herself in the process. The […]
October 3, 2016

Understanding War Economics

A large chunk of the Indian population has been crying for a war against Pakistan, but does […]
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 27, 2016

A Day With Johan Harstad

Sonali Verma meets the best-selling author who was in New Delhi last week to participate in Long […]
September 26, 2016

Betting on Modest Fashion

The consumers of high-fashion no longer live in the West and the hijab is re-defining the rules […]
September 23, 2016

PINK: Not a Film Review

Rohini Kejriwal writes about the uncomfortable questions and realities that Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s movie confronts and how it […]
September 20, 2016

Whose River Is It Anyway?

Arjita Singh gives a background to the Karnataka water crisis and explains how its roots lie in […]
September 16, 2016

How to Survive an Acid Attack

Reshma Qureshi is determined to show the world that acid attack survivors are much more than mere […]
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 8, 2016

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 […]
September 6, 2016

The Beauty Myth

In a time where youth is a constant obsession, Paromita Bardoloi speaks to seven women above 30 […]
September 2, 2016

India’s Thriving Men’s Rights Movement

Suman Naishadham tries to understand the phenomenon behind the rise of men support groups and men’s rights activists […]
September 1, 2016

Language of Consumption

Whether it is the elections, a religious festival or even something as personal as happiness, Deval Kartik explains […]
August 30, 2016

Life by Curfew

Daanish Bin Nabi, a journalist living in Kashmir recounts the last 51 days of horror in the […]
August 26, 2016

Band Pick – Advaita

Sbcltr speaks to the Delhi-based popular fusion band Advaita on their remarkable journey as musicians “Amidst deep […]
August 25, 2016

Unfair and Lovely

Sonali Verma talks to photographer Arjun Kamath on his latest photo story, Color of our skin and […]
August 24, 2016

How to Play Dungeons and Dragons

Neha Pant discovers the popular role-play game and its timeless appeal There is a reason we are […]
August 15, 2016

Dalits and Muslims March for Freedom

On the eve of the 69th Independence Day, Amit Kumar reports from Amreli, Gujarat, where Dalits and […]
August 12, 2016

Sufi Rappers of Kashmir

sbcltr speaks to Mohammad Muneem, the lead vocalist of popular Pune based sufi band, Alif, on the idea […]
August 3, 2016

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 […]
July 26, 2016

The World’s Oldest Library

This Library was founded by a woman and now for the first time in history, it will […]
July 23, 2016

Of Parsi Akuri and Caramel Custard

Mithila Mehta on why you should visit the Irani cafes of Mumbai Those of you who are […]
July 20, 2016

An American in India

Sonali Verma speaks to Marta Vanduzer Snow, a US citizen who is building roads and toilets in […]
July 19, 2016

Dhaka and The Unyielding Rain

There is nothing golden about Shonar Bangla anymore. There hasn’t been anything golden ever since our independence […]
July 13, 2016

Ground Report: Kashmir

As clashes between the locals and security forces continue for the fifth consecutive day, Daanish Bin Nabi […]
July 10, 2016

Dispatch From Kashmir

Daanish Bin Nabi reports on what’s going on in the valley since news broke out that rebel commander […]
July 8, 2016

Why Israelis Travel to India

Shalev Paller, a tank commander who served in the 2014 Gaza war explains why so many Israeli’s come […]
July 4, 2016

The Hero Myth

Salman Khan unabashedly compared himself to a rape victim recently. The women who questioned him on the […]
June 26, 2016

Is Love Dead?

New age communication is making it easier to look for love but it is a bit like […]
June 23, 2016

Letters to Nowhere

Sonali Verma reports on the strange after life of letters that don’t get delivered and the people […]
June 21, 2016

Music Day Recommendations

On world music day sbcltr lists down the best albums of 2016 It has been a gauntlet […]
June 19, 2016

Recommended Reading

sbcltr recommends the books to read right now Summer is for the brave hearts and we are […]
June 17, 2016

Killing Ishrat Jahan

Sbcltr explains all you need to know about the encounter of Ishrat Jahan and the political controversy […]
June 13, 2016

Band Pick—Hoirong

Their irreverence for publicity reflects in their interviews and the only thing they take seriously perhaps, is […]
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 […]
June 4, 2016

Racist India

Neha Pant reports on the racial prejudices of Indians in the wake of protests, after a young […]
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 24, 2016

The Great Indian Drought

Sharmistha Lal reports on the water crisis that has affected 253 districts and 330 million people in the […]
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 […]
May 6, 2016

The Handwara Killings of Kashmir

Daanish Bin Nabi reports on how the Handwara case is proof that narratives are routinely changed in […]
May 3, 2016

Leicester City’s March To Glory

sbcltr tracks the amazing journey of Leicester City that have won the football English Premier League in […]
April 24, 2016

Manufacturing Fantasy

India’s relationship with Game of Thrones goes beyond fandom. Neha Pant on the two manufacturing units of Dehradun […]
April 21, 2016

The Ringal Weavers of Uttarakhand

Rohini Kejriwal and Nicholas Rixon spend time with a family of weavers in the Chamoli district to […]
April 14, 2016

Mumbai Originals

Sneha Nair explores the city of Mumbai and discovers the charm of old, family-run businesses, and communities […]
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, […]
March 31, 2016

One of a Kind: Abhinav Deodhar

Mrinalini Singh speaks to one of the only handpan players in the country who also hand crafts […]
March 28, 2016

Under Siege: Hyderabad University

Ayesha Minhaz goes undercover at the University of Hyderabad to chronicle the events unfolding there The Cherlapally Central […]
March 19, 2016

Rape Is Legal

Kruttika Kallury explains how India is failing its women by refusing to criminalise marital rape Once upon a […]
March 17, 2016

Control, Paranoia, Propaganda

Setting up a special media cell to track and counter negative news is not going to work, […]
March 15, 2016
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What makes a Kashmiri?

The Kashmir I knew got stuck in time and froze like Dal lake in Chille Kalaan, writes Aditia […]
March 13, 2016

Popcorn Sundays

sbcltr lists down all the quirky movies you need to watch right now Now that you have […]
March 4, 2016

A Case for Nostalgia

Gunjeet Sra on the unlikely connection between Umberto Eco and Harper Lee Spring isn’t the time for […]
March 1, 2016

Nomads of the Desert

Kalbeliyas were known for their dance and music, today they struggle to make ends meet With their gypsy […]
February 28, 2016

Spring Mixtape Vol 1

sbcltr recommends the best of new music out this February Remember when you were in college and […]
February 26, 2016

The Interrogation

Arif Ayaz Parrey imagines the questioning of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya by the Delhi police A […]
February 24, 2016

Bad Feminists?

Being a woman is just not enough anymore to choose who gets the chance to steer a […]
February 22, 2016

Resisting the Binary

Academics Harmony Siganporia and Nosipho Mngomezulu share their thoughts on student protests from India and South Africa Have […]
February 20, 2016

Terrorism, Radicalisation and Social Media

Banning 125,000 terrorist accounts on twitter is okay. But it won’t help stop terrorist activity argues Shilpa Rao […]
February 19, 2016

The Explorer: Kumail Hamid

Downtempo producer Kumail Hamid on his new album Links After two well received EP’s, Flashbulb Memories and […]
February 15, 2016

JNU: What Actually Happened

Harshit Agarwal, who posted the following message on Quora in response to the question was in JNU […]
February 14, 2016

JNU: Anti-Nationals or Free Thinkers?

I don’t want khoon ka tilak or goliyon ki aarti, I don’t want Afzal in every house […]
February 9, 2016

Harassed at Work? So What

The recent appointment of R.K. Pachauri as Vice President of TERI, despite allegations of sexual harassment, prove […]
February 5, 2016

Tibet No More, No Less

As the Reclaim Tibet movement kicks off next week, Naina Sharma undertakes a field study of Mcleodganj […]
February 3, 2016

The General is a Lady

India has appointed the first woman Director General of its Paramilitary Forces When the Sashastra Seema Bal […]
January 31, 2016

Young, educated, smart and unemployed India

What we need are not smart cities but more jobs. Few days ago, hot on the heels of […]
January 25, 2016

Band Pick – The Pilgrim

We had a conversation with Delhi band The Pilgrim. We talked about inspirations, fellow musicians and minimalism. […]
January 22, 2016

Freedom of Oppression

A university has no room for caste politics. But the centre insists. Universities are places of idealism. […]
January 14, 2016

A Taste for Poison

The lucrative business that is cobra venom Lanky, sweaty and beady eyed. He is constantly twitching. With […]
January 9, 2016

India’s Rising Ghetto Class

A day in the fragmented life of our unique urbanisation 42-year-old Ram Kumar is waiting for his […]
January 9, 2016

Netflix and Chill Anyone?

The entertainment portal has finally arrived in India. But will it change anything? The reigning king of […]
January 4, 2016

Hero, Every day

How a 24-year-old quit his IAS job to give free education 24-year-old Roman Saini quit his highly […]
January 4, 2016

Rise Of The Woman Consumer

Urban women want a career more than a family On a cold winter evening, 32-year-old Richa Mehta […]
January 4, 2016


Adele’s new album is a sum of her life experiences Three years ago, after winning a Grammy […]
January 4, 2016

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