Delhi: Communities of Belonging

sbcltr explores the documentary photo book that gives a sensitive insight into the life of LGBTQ community in the capital Photographers Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh, were commissioned an ambitious book project... Read More...

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 gaining mass popularity in the country. This comic book heroine does not have luscious hair flying beh... 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...

Technology is disrupting democracy

As citizen journalism, social media, search, big data, e-mails and WikiLeaks have taken over the election processes across the world, has technology taken away the integrity from the democratic process? Asks An... Read More...

The Dawn of Artificial Intelligence

How soon will robots steal our jobs? Asks Neha Pant Ever since Wipro, one of India’s top software services company announced the launch of Holmes, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform in June, paranoid the... Read More...

Reviving Letter Writing

A report by Mihika Jindal on how the Bengaluru based, The Indian Handwritten Letter Co. is bringing the age old, almost forgotten art back to life The postman knocks on the door, handing over a dusty brown env... Read More...

Murdering Elena Ferrante

Radhika Gulab writes on anonymity being an act of defiance and how Claudio Gatti is responsible for the death of the beloved author in his mean spirited attempt to assert masculine power. The last couple of we... Read More...

Pussy Footing Around Punk

Pussy Riot has never been about music and it shouldn’t be mixed with it either. They’re your favourite protest group and rightly so, writes Jesus Jones. “Nothing more hateful than a punk band selling out”. “A... Read More...

One Indian Girl

Writer Paromita Bardoloi on reading Chetan Bhagat’s disappointing new novel. On an interview with Indu Mirani, Raveena Tandon called Mohra, a woman centric film. My mind flashed parts of the song ‘Tu cheez bad... Read More...

Triple Talaq and the Uniform Civil Code

With 59 per cent of divorced Indian Muslim women having gone through triple talaq, a practice outlawed in many Muslim majority nations, Muslim women’s rights cannot be ignored, writes Anusha Azees. In a paradox... Read More...

Coen Brothers: Essential Movies

The sbcltr movie list that will introduce you to the brilliant world of Coen brothers Get ready for a weekend binge that’ll blow your mind. Ever since news broke out two days ago, that the Coen Brothers (Joel ... Read More...

Photography: The Past is the Present

Ritam Sengupta accompanies photographer Twisha to a 100 year old photo studio and tries to comprehend how commercial studios might have encountered the transition from analog to digital As the demand for manic... Read More...

The Sbcltr Mixtape Volume 4

sbcltr recommends the indie music that should be on your playlist right now It’s a great feeling when you realise that your country has been producing music that is at par with some of the biggest names out th... Read More...

Who Is Durga?

Sinjini Sengupta tries to solve the mystery of the goddess and discovers herself in the process. The idol of Durga will come across as a strange paradox, unless your eyes are conditioned to step into a pa... Read More...

Language of Consumption

Whether it is the elections, a religious festival or even something as personal as happiness, Deval Kartik explains how smart marketing lures people into becoming consumers. During a recent visit to London, st... Read More...