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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Surbhi Gupta


How a translator’s collective makes room for richer conversations and an inclusive way of life
Sat, Aug 21, 2021

Set up in 2017, the collective aims to bridge the gap between the English reader and classics of Indian literature, with translations and events around them.

‘Without actually being on the frontlines, we were on the frontline all the time’
Sat, Jun 05, 2021

Debutante writer Farah Bashir on capturing the impact of the strife-torn Kashmir of the ’90s on its women in her memoir

Randeep Hooda removed as ambassador of UN treaty after his insensitive remark on Mayawati
Sat, May 29, 2021

The move comes after an old video went viral where Randeep Hooda was seen making a joke on the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati.

‘I’m constantly responding to what’s happening around us — how can one not?’: Poet Sudeep Sen
Sat, May 22, 2021

Poet Sudeep Sen on his new book of poems, Anthropocene, that brings together themes of climate change and pandemic

Activist Ranjana Nirula, who brought issues faced by working women to focus, dies at 75
Wed, May 12, 2021

Friends and activists remember her as a “committed Marxist and feminist”, who brought “quality, commitment and depth to everything she did”.

Three books to remember children’s author Subhadra Sen Gupta by
Sun, May 09, 2021

Subhadra Sen Gupta, who passed away earlier this month, tried to make sense of India's past, of history, and make that approachable for young readers

Overwhelmed with distress calls, say home chefs catering to Covid patients in Delhi
Sun, Apr 25, 2021

Home chefs who have volunteered to cook and serve Covid patients have been flooded with distress calls from entire families who have tested positive or from those living alone.

Beds to cylinders, people lend a hand on social media
Sun, Apr 25, 2021

Many groups, previously engaged with blood donation, have also stepped up to the task. From fulfilling plasma needs, these volunteers are now working on getting ventilators, oxygen cylinders, hospitals beds and medicines.

Oxygen, beds and more: Social media influencers, citizen volunteers pitch in as Covid crisis deepens
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

The social media platform has become the ground zero for family members and friends raising requests for their loved ones -- or just receiving reassurances that all will be well. And there are thousands of them.

Jewellery brand ad sparks conversation on transpeople
Sat, Apr 17, 2021

"We wanted to portray a trans utopia. Usually, trauma and trans experience are what we see in pop culture. We wanted to show acceptance and love and normalise it with the hope that it becomes the reality."

Street artists paint over Budweiser’s murals depicting Lionel Messi to ‘reclaim’ walls in Delhi
Wed, Apr 07, 2021

In 2014, Spanish artist Okuda had explored “the conflict between the roots and capitalism in India” by painting forms of animals revered in Indian culture, such as monkeys, cows and bears, in a mural on the wall of SDMC Primary School in Hauz Khas Village. But this mural, just like the one by Polish artist Waras, was painted over as a part of Budweiser’s new advertising campaign.

What happened when virtual meetings took over our lives and we became the WFH generation
Sun, Mar 21, 2021

Will the future workforce be more remote than every before and can there actually exist a healthy balance between home and work

Queer, Muslim and at ease
Sun, Mar 14, 2021

A new online magazine provides a culture map for the global LGBTQIA+ community.

Explained: Why is International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8?
Thu, Mar 11, 2021

On March 9, 1911, International Women's Day was honoured for the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.

Explained: Why Harry and Meghan’s Oprah Winfrey interview is in the spotlight
Fri, Mar 05, 2021

On Oprah with Meghan and Harry: A Primetime Special, which will be broadcast on CBS Sunday, the couple will talk about why they quit their royal roles.

Former Express Chief Photojournalist Raaj Dayal passes away
Wed, Mar 03, 2021

“He was full of knowledge and was always ready to share it with his students and juniors. He used to teach at various media schools around the country,” said his niece and journalist Karuna John.

‘He was that rare writer whose personality matched his work’
Mon, Mar 01, 2021

Writer Shovon Chowdhury, who passed away last week, will be best remembered for his 2013 satire 'The Competent Authority'

‘I write on conflict because of the innumerable lives it has destroyed, silenced and swept away’
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Nagaland-based writer Avinuo Kire on the Indo-Naga conflict, her fascination with myths and folklore and the literary culture in Nagaland

‘Art cannot exist in a vacuum’: Actor Nakuul Mehta on the poetry special Too Much Democracy
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Too Much Democracy, a poetry special written by writer-director Ajay Singh and presented by actor Nakuul Mehta, turns the gaze towards Indian politics and society

Documentary film Treasures of Grasslands highlights the lesser-known Indian Wolf
Sun, Feb 07, 2021

A group of nature enthusiasts and photographers in Pune spent a decade to make the film, Treasures of Grasslands, that puts the spotlight on the Indian Wolf and the grasslands of Saswad.

Delhi: Cinema halls to function with 50% occupancy
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

The Cinepolis at DLF Avenue at Saket is also functioning at half occupancy and with a limited menu.

On Republic Day, a Dastangoi performance looks at the life and times of the revolutionary Bhagat Singh
Tue, Jan 26, 2021

The new dastan from the team of Dastangoi Collective, titled Dastan Shaheed e azam Bhagat Singh ki, has been written by dastango Ainee Farooqui, who will perform it with Nusrat Ansari.

Explained: Who is Amanda Gorman, the poet at Joe Biden’s inauguration event?
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Joe Biden inauguration: Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to perform at a United States presidential inauguration on Wednesday.

Explained: Why ‘Drivers License’ has pushed bedroom pop into top gear
Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Bedroom pop achieved semi-official status in 2018 when Spotify unveiled a playlist dedicated to the genre, featuring artistes such as Rex Orange County, actually 21-year-old Hampshire native Alexander O’Connor.

‘My vantage point gave me a good balance of distance and affinity’
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

British barrister Marina Wheeler on documenting her mother’s life in The Lost Homestead, writing about India’s independence and the Partition, and nature of memories