Manjiri Indurkar

Manjiri Indurkar is an independent author with, an open online resource on the arts, cultures and heritage of India. She is a poet-writer from the small central-Indian town of Jabalpur. She is one of the founders and editors of the literary magazine AntiSerious. Her works have appeared in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, HimalIndian Express, The Four Quarters Magazine,, Skin Stories, Motherland Magazine, The Bombay Literary Magazine, Kindle Magazine, and other such places. She was a finalist for the Baltic Residency, Sweden, 2018, and is the winner of the Villa Sarkia Residency, Finland, 2018.

Articles By Manjiri Indurkar

The shape of love

The past few weeks have been exceptionally hard on me. I had to change my depression medicines and not only has the adjustment period been long, it has been excruciating.

The show I wish had come into my life a lot sooner

Lessons on body image and loving yourself from a British comedy show.

Let the Light In

Why is it that so many people slip away from our lives like sand? It’s time we start talking about mental health.

Caste on your plate: Where is the Dalit food?

We need to remember this: Dalit food isn’t mere sustenance. Dalit food is culture, and it is high time it got its accurate depiction. You can begin your journey of unlearning and learning with this rakti recipe found here.

World Heritage Day: Rediscover Champaner, the city where Baiju Bawara found his voice

On World Heritage Day, April 18, a look at a 15th century 'smart city' through the Champaner-Pavagadh Archeological Park, which boasts of some of India's most stunning temples, mosques and visionary water installations.

Raise a Glass for the Lady

The portrayal of women who drink has undergone a seismic change in Hindi films.

We read ourselves stories in order to live

Reading is a radical, life-altering act. Perhaps, that is why when readers do what they know best, they threaten the higher order.

When home is a battlefield: When home is a battlefield: Nandini Dhar’s politically charged book is filled with mini revolutions

The narrators of this novel, twin sisters, who have, much like Dhar, grown up in the Kolkata of the ’80s and the ’90s, and, are exploring spaces within the domestic household for us — spaces that primarily belong to women and women alone.

Looking Through You

Do you know what it feels like to be invisible?

Sweetest Songs, Saddest Thoughts

If Mohammad Rafi indeed cried more than he sang, it was because he understood love. So did the other balladeers of sorrow in Hindi film music.