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. And then there is black metal. In the universe I was growing up in as an unsure, inquisitive, bes... Read More...

The Sbcltr Guide to Graphic Novels

A list of novels to initiate you into the popular literary genre  The term graphic novel has garnered much press in the literary world, after the release of cult classics such as Fun Home, Persepolis and Maus,... Read More...

Before Crashing To Earth

Curated by Rahul Bhattacharya, Mansi Trivedi’s latest exhibition takes you back to the organic beauty of nature that is often overlooked in the everyday grind of urban living Artist, Mansi Trivedi, has been dw... Read More...

A Love Letter to Kochi

Rohini Kejriwal, travelled to the seaside town for the Kochi Biennale and discovered that the city had as much of an effect on her as the art she experienced Over the years, I had amassed all kinds of feedback... Read More...

The Sbcltr Mixtape of New Music

sbcltr recommends the Indie music you should be listening to right now The first two months of music in India have seen a bit of an old-new mix. While there have been familiar rock/metal sounds that have made ... Read More...

Band Pick: Barty’s Path

Shruti Sunderraman, talks to Arjun Iyer and discovers that his no-nonsense approach to life spills into his moniker, Barty’s Path’s, highly experimental album, Where Is Everybody? and EP, Pascal ka Daava At so... Read More...

Free School Under A Metro Bridge

Alice Sharma and Dipnendu Choudhury spend a day observing what it’s like to study in a free open air school under a bridge. Every two minutes, a metro rail whizzes past and the bridge rattles ever so slightly.... Read More...

Movie Banned for Being Too Feminist

The Censor Board has denied a censor certificate to a movie on the grounds of it being too ‘lady oriented’, writes Samarth Singhal While the world has moved on from the Bechdel Test to F ratings, the ultra-con... Read More...

Kurt Cobain: 50 years on

What would the legendary grunge rocker be like if he was still alive? And why are we still obsessed with him? Asks Samarth Singhal If Kurt Cobain were alive, he would have turned 50 today. The 1990s cult icon ... Read More...

Portraits of Indian Gorkhas

Manish Sharma, tries to connect with and decipher his Nepalese roots by photographing people from the same cultural background as him. Right now; I oscillate, From one point to another. Swirling and flowing... Read More...

Exhibition of Rare Film Memorabilia

If you are a movie buff, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, is exhibiting a rare collection that evokes legendary B.D Garga’s perspective of cinema from his personal archives Bhagwan Das Garga, was In... 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...

Evolution of Love

sbcltr’s curated guide to the powerful interpretations of the emotion in art What is Love? This is a question that has consumed many an artist and while there are no singular answers to the question, some of t... Read More...