Surbhi Gupta

Articles By Surbhi Gupta

Feeding the child

Nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar on her latest book for children, parenting in today’s time, and why policy intervention is required

Families in Food: South Delhi’s 70-year-old sweet shop with a view of Qutub Minar

In Mehrauli, a bite of mithai and a slice of Delhi’s past.

Pakistani artist Khalil Chishtee’s debut show in India makes a comment on war and religion

In the exhibition, Khalil Chishtee, who learned the art of calligraphy from Lahore’s master artist Sadeqain, also reflects on his childhood memories in the aftermath of the Partition and the political ups and downs in the country.

The India Design ID in its seventh edition presents designs from across the country

Can a transistor be a coaster? Can a mug be a pouffe? Taamaa, a lifestyle brand, takes everyday objects and pushes them over the cliff of one’s imagination.

A limited edition book on Tibetan murals is a study in the intricacies of Buddhism and its spiritual and emotional significance

Thomas Laird, the American writer-photographer was in the Capital at the India Art Fair (IAF), for his sumo-sized book Murals of Tibet, where he documented over hundred Buddhist murals across temples and palaces.

Sunita Bali has been selling products through fairs, exhibitions and her website, in India and other countries

Sunita Bali went to the hill state as a design consultant with the Ministry of Textiles to work with weavers and help make their craft more sustainable and productive.

‘It feels like he was born for today,’ says documentary filmmaker Meera Dewan

Meera Dewan revisits the life and philosophy of Baba Farid in her latest film

World on a Palette at India Art Fair in Delhi

The 11th India Art Fair highlights global concerns, from the refugee crisis and migration to gender violence and feminism

The Stories Come Alive

Noted writer-illustrator Gavin Bishop on making picture books for children, illustrating the history of New Zealand, and why Maori legends are important

An immersive exhibition in the Capital takes us through the trials in the life of an asylum seeker and the grey zones in the journey

Produced by the team at Migration and Asylum Project (MAP), a Delhi-based refugee law centre that works for forced migrants and refugees, it takes us through the different stages that asylum seekers encounter in search for a new life.

Story of a Living City

Historian Swapna Liddle’s latest book maps the making of Connaught Place, the colonial capital of New Delhi.

Author Roopa Pai on breaking down the complexities of Vedas and Upanishads for children

In Roopa Pai’s guide to the ancient texts, she takes us to the forest labs of the past, to thinkers and philosophers, who contemplated the universe and reflected on the Vedas.

Australian writer-illustrator Leigh Hobbs on disappearing libraries and his latest book

Australian writer-illustrator Leigh Hobbs was the Australian Children’s Laureate for the term 2016-17, when he travelled all over the country to promote reading, stories and creativity.

Australian author Meredith Costain on drawing from her childhood memories and relating with the characters she pens

In the past two decades, Meredith Costain has written over 150 books, ranging from picture books to novels and non-fiction titles for children, including The Cuddliest Hug, A Year in Girl Hell and Aussie Nibbles. The most recent and popular are the series The Ella Diaries and Olivia’s Secret Scribbles.

All art is consumerist in some way: Writer-poet Nikita Gill

Nikita Gill on reimagining fairy tales, why Instagram poetry is popular and the criticism it receives.

Reel Stories for Real Children

Paakhi A Tyrewala on directing her first film, Pahuna, and taking Sikkim to the world

Writers take young readers back to the time when dinosaurs roamed the earth

In December 2016, Shroff was on a road trip with her family in Gujarat, when they came across the Dinosaur Fossil Park in Rahioli. “It was an overwhelming experience to see fossils, including dinosaur eggs, lying about in the world’s largest natural exhibit of dinosaur remains,” she says.

Listen Carefully

Dastan-e-Kaana Baati turns the focus on Mir Baqar Ali, the last traditional Dastango of Delhi

The Sound is Coming from the Streets

Indie music label Azadi Records is putting politically conscious and offbeat artistes on the map of Indian hip-hop

The Art of Storytelling

Publisher Pramod Kapoor on 40 years of Roli Books, why fiction isn’t his skill, and his next book