Amruta Lakhe

Articles By Amruta Lakhe

Life in the Back Seat: Saudi Arabia’s driving ban was a reminder of the unfreedoms of women

Till it was lifted, Saudi Arabia’s driving ban was a daily, stifling reminder of the unfreedoms of women. The law had decided that driving was exclusively a man’s privilege until last month, when Mohammed bin Salman, lifted the world’s last ban on women drivers.

The Kids Will Be Alright: Parenting lessons from the Women’s March in the US

The Women’s March in the United States was a moment in world history, but also a lesson in fearless parenting.

The Passion of the Fruit

Whether it is golden-yellow or acid-green, the mango in all its avatars moves people across generations to summer nostalgia.

Prime Obsession

World-class mathematician Ken Ono on his deep connection with Srinivasa Ramanujan, and why scientists are explorers of infinity.

On the Screen: The Aruna documentary that govt promoted

Documentary Passive Euthanasia: Kahaani Karuna Ki, released last year, chronicles Aruna Shanbaug’s story.

Outside Bombay High Court, drama unfolds with protests, a suicide attempt and a no-show by Salman Khan

Fan tries to end life protesting sentence, doctors say his condition stable, to be kept under observation for a night

Salman Khan verdict: Friends Farah Khan Ali and Abhijeet Bhattacharya blame people sleeping on roads

Salman Khan verdict: Friends Farah Khan Ali and Abhijeet blamed people for sleeping on footpath.

Games People Play Exhibition: Game, set, go

Artist duo Thurkral & Tagra have reimagined old games at Bhau Daji Lad Museum.

Collective Memories

Twenty works by Ram Kumar from the Jehangir Nicholson collection offer a glimpse into his evolution as an artist.

Dance, Pray, Paint

Classical dance exponent Vyjayanthi Kashi brings Kauthvam, the ancient foot painting tradition of Kuchipudi, to the city

Bringing out the Heroes

Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid wants children to realise they hold the power to change the future of Pakistan through animated film, 3 Bahadur.

An Art Get-Together

Artist Arzan Khambatta and journalist Sona Bahadur team up with lensman Pritam Banerjee for an art-meets-photography show.

D-I-Y Cinema: In a first-of-its-kind experiment, Anand Gandhi is inviting people to make their own Ship of Theseus

About 34 hours of the movie’s unedited footage and soundtrack are now available on the open source platform,

Home Improvement

Dilawari talks about the decade-long work that went into restoring the 128-year-old Esplanade House in Mumbai.

In conversation with Game of Thrones squire, Podrick Payne

Game of Thrones Season 5 will premiere in India on April 13.

Physicist Metin Tolan breaks down James Bond’s famous stunts using science

Metin Tolan will also present the lecture on April 1 at German House, Delhi.

Reimagining the Muse

At his first photography solo, novelist Dasgupta says why it has collapsed the most initimate human interaction.

Seducing the Sleuth

Swastika Mukherjee talks about playing the dark and dangerous seductress in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

Remember the Time

Through photos and paintings, two artists attempt to discover our fading memories.

Manga Meltdown

Marking the 4th anniversary of Fukushima nuclear disaster, manga expert Ryan Holmberg explains how Japan’s comic books became their coping mechanism after the tragedy