Surbhi Gupta

Articles By Surbhi Gupta

A new book explains the A to Z of Kashmiri culture to children

Writer-blogger Onaiza Drabu’s first book — Okus Bokus (Rs 600, Sonth Kashmir) — is making an attempt to introduce the A to Z of Kashmiri culture and lifestyle to children.

University Special

As a new batch enters Delhi University, here’s a tour of north campus’ popular food stops.

Into the Wild

In her latest book, writer Nabanita Deshmukh weaves stories about the animal kingdom.

Duckbill’s hOle book series aids children to transition from picture books to independent reading of longer text

With 22 books in the series, over one lakh copies have been sold, an impressive figure for an indie publishing house in India.

Sisterhood Of Survivors

We need more shows that place the experiences of women at their centre.

Travelling Suitcase: Eat, Pray, Love

What a non-gambling, non-partying vegetarian does in the Las Vegas of the East.

Australian historian Joanne Taylor documents the churches of India in her latest book

Australian historian Joanne Taylor also brings to notice how church photography in India is limited to documenting the huge facades and massive exteriors.

Of nine yards and a hashtag

A viral trend has women — and even men — sharing their saree moments.

Through a lens darkly

From Mehboob Khan’s Mother India to Hrithik Roshan’s super-tanned Anand Kumar in last week’s release, Super 30, brownfacing actors to show people from less-privileged backgrounds is not a new phenomenon in the Hindi film industry, but certainly a troubling one

Author Devapriya Roy on her new book and the process of writing serialised fiction

Roy has written two novels, a travelogue The Heat and Dust Project (2015) and a graphic novel, Indira (2018). Her next book is a sequel to the travelogue, called Man. Woman. Road.

Now Playing, the Korean KARD

Popular K-pop band KARD makes its India debut with concerts in two cities.

Through his debut album, a Kashmiri hip hop artiste hopes to tell the Valley’s story, but this time in his own language

What also sets the album apart is that Ahmer raps in Koshur, something not many rappers in the valley have attempted.

Extreme left, right have captured public debate: Author Amish Tripathi

Speaking extensively on the constant overlooking of ancient wisdom, author Amish Tripathi said religion and liberalism can go hand in hand if we are taught about our culture.

Seeing the Unseen

Mumbai-based documentary photographer Sudharak Olwe met Mamta when he was on a trip to three states — Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh to document the lives of manual scavengers and sanitation workers for international NGO Water Aid.

Afghan-American writer Nemat Sadat on weaving a gay love story, living in a homeless shelter in the US and why he feels at home in India

Born in Afghanistan, Nemat Sadat was only five when he fled to the US with his mother and siblings after the war broke out in 1979.

‘Inspiration never lasts, anger does’: Venita Coehlo

A storyteller since she was a child, Venita Coehlo's tales are maybe the stories she always wanted to listen to while growing up, she says. Her book, Tiger by the Tail, won a special jury mention at the Neev Awards last year.

Just Right For Kids: Light in the Dark

Books, though, have done their bit to fill that void and the memoir by the host of the American television show, The Daily Show, had been a good addition to the genre.

Chasing fame and fun 15 seconds at a time: Why TikTok has India hooked

How TikTok, an app owned by a Chinese firm, has become a playground for India’s young.

Photojournalist Dhruva N Chaudhuri passed away on June 18

He is survived by his daughter Satarupa Chaudhuri, who works in the publishing industry.

Sahitya Akademi award winner Tanuj Solanki on writing, and how Muzaffarnagar changed after 2013 riots

His short story collection Diwali in Muzaffarnagar that won the Sahitya Akedemi award explores what it means to leave a small town as a young adult, and to return home much later.