Trisha Gupta

METROPOLIS: A still from the film Not Caste in Stone, directed by a group of students from Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Art & Culture
Film Festival: Mise En City

A vibrant new film festival portrays the multiplicity of claims on Indian cities, the freedoms they enable and the burdens that still weigh them down

06 April 2016
Art & Culture
Bhupen Khakhar: The Autodidact

The sacred blends with the erotic, and popular culture with medieval miniatures in the art of Bhupen Khakhar

17 February 2016
Going Mainstream

How translation from Indian languages to English is giving regional literature a dedicated new readership, turning linguistic rivals into potential allies

06 May 2015
Art & Culture
Misadventurers in the Museum

The women whose imaginations currently fill Delhi’s Kiran Nadar Museum of Art are many things, their work an inventory of artistic possibility

02 December 2013
Art & Culture
Truth and Theatre

Two recent exhibitions blur the distinction between portraiture and ‘performance’

18 October 2013
Art & Culture
A Sense of Belonging

Twenty-eight contemporary artists explore the idea of home not only as a physical space, but also in terms of racial identity, sexuality and even languages that are dying out

27 February 2013
Art & Culture
An Insider’s View

Richard Bartholomew, as a compilation of his writings reveals, was an art critic who didn’t let his friendships with the top artists of his time suppress his voice

14 October 2012
Art & Culture
Life in a Dream

Project Cinema City excavates quirky connections between the Hindi film industry and the city of Bombay

31 August 2012
The Biography of a Song

Spandan Banerjee’s National Award winning documentary traces the origins of a popular Bengali folk song and its strange journey across the world

16 July 2012
Art & Culture
Oh, Calcutta

The Kalighat paintings were remarkable critiques of city life in early 19th century Calcutta, even when the subjects were ostensibly religious ones

30 May 2012


Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press


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