Nationalism In India

On Republic Day, sbcltr revisits Rabindranath Tagore’s essay on the subject in order to bring out some excerpts that will help you reflect on the idea of patriotism I am not against one nation in particular, b... Read More...

Loneliness And The City

Srishti Bhardwaj photographs empty staircases across New Delhi as she feels they reflect her state of mind Delhi is a bustling metropolis, home to over 21 million people. Photographer Srishti Bhardwaj, who has... Read More...

THE SBCLTR MIXTAPE VOLUME 9

sbcltr recommends the new music you should be listening to This year has been an interesting one for independent music—ample of music festivals, an online community radio, more venues and the coming together i... Read More...

Move on Up

Divya Guha mingles with rappers in Shillong and discovers an environment of slow progress that has fermented rebellion. Ronny Sen photographs the restlessness. Andrew Lyndem, 25, is nocturnal and starts his da... Read More...

New Wave Asia: Essential Playlist

What to expect at the traveling music festival Known for its impressive line-up that always has Asia’s freshest talent, New Wave Asia has been the darling of the indie music festival scene. Organised by Mumbai... Read More...

Painting Portraits of Pain in Kashmir

Majid Maqbool spoke to Hina Aarif, a young artist from the valley who paints pictures of people caught in the violence of the Kashmir conflict Since her childhood, 24-year-old Hina Aarif, a resident of Buchpor... Read More...

The Mud Men Of Mumbai

Omkar Pathak explores the potter community nestled in the heart of Mumbai Nestled in the heart of Mumbai is Dharavi, the third largest slum in the world. With a staggering population of around a million people... Read More...

How Rupi Kaur Conquered Instagram

Anamika Chatterjee attempts to dissect the reasons behind the poet's phenomenal success Overthinking, typically, can lead to angst. Rupi Kaur, however, turned it into an art. "As a child, I was an overthinker.... Read More...