How India celebrated Museum Day

From New Delhi to Kolkata, India’s museum came alive for celebrations, writes Rohini Kejriwal Once upon a time, long before the digital era took over our lives, museums were the center of attraction for the m... Read More...

Art For Cleanliness

Bothered by public walls and how they are treated, artist Prasoon Poddar turns his art into projects of self-reflection for the public, writes Alice Sharma Does dirt bother you? Does it bother you enough to ma... Read More...

A Somalian In Delhi

The Horizon is an Imaginary Line, is a semi-fictional graphic novel that attempts to illustrate accounts of a young refugee woman in India, writes Neha Pant If there is something that you must read this month,... Read More...

Defying the Multiplex

Priya Bhattacharji on the rise of cinematic events in India and how they are becoming a unique contact zone for filmmakers and film buffs to foster dialogue and collaborations. A decade ago, a college student ... Read More...

The Reality of Demonetisation

Documentary filmmaker, Nakul Singh Sawhney, travelled to Uttar Pradesh to film demonetisation and its impact on rural life. Alice Sharma spent time at a government bank in New Delhi. In order to juxtapose two s... Read More...

Reviving Urdu: Khwaab Tanha Collective

sbcltr speaks to Shiraz Hussain, the man who is single-handedly reviving the love for Urdu literature in the country Thirty-year-old, New Delhi based artist and teacher, Shiraz Hussain, has been trying to popu... Read More...

The Kathputli Colony Myth

Sonali Verma and photographer Dipnendu Choudhury explore the famed alleys of the Kathputli Colony in New Delhi, only to realise that the magic of its name is long dead and now part of folklore. It is home to l... Read More...

Band Pick – Afterglow

sbcltr speaks to the Jazz-Funk quartet that has released a tribute song dedicated to the life and struggle of dalit scholar Rohith Vemula An affinity for improvisation and playing original music brought this J... Read More...

A Day With Johan Harstad

Sonali Verma meets the best-selling author who was in New Delhi last week to participate in Long Nights of LiteratureS, a European Literature festival.    ... Read More...

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 idea exchanges and community involvement. Every rickshaw puller at the Shadipur metro station know... Read More...

Life by Curfew

Daanish Bin Nabi, a journalist living in Kashmir recounts the last 51 days of horror in the valley as the curfew is finally lifted, only to be re-imposed again after fresh agitations break out. Hizb-ul-Mujahid... 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...