Monday, Nov 29, 2021

Diksha Basu

A Leap Of Faith

Sep 17, 2014 Diksha Basu

I was going to pay money to feel terrified for 11 seconds but I knew, from the moment I booked my tickets to New Zealand, that I was going to do it.

Not So Fast

Aug 07, 2014 Diksha Basu

Lots of people, my grandmother included, fast on a regular basis; one day would be simple. Or so I thought...

The Knausgaard Effect

Mourn not yet the death of bookshops and literature—a Norwegian writer, now living in Sweden, is a surprising, relieving phenomenon that is sweeping the world.

The Right To Write

Mar 27, 2014 Diksha Basu

Does 'authenticity' lie in the object of an experience or in the subject having the experience? Who is qualified to give an 'authentic' description of a place?

The Bandra Boom

Maybe Bandra changed or maybe I changed or, more likely, we both changed and are now being forced to reconfigure our relationship.

12 December, 2013

An Actor’s Diary

Diksha Basu

There were two things that really stood out for me. The first, all over Punjab, was the lack of women in public. The second was the music. Music is everywhere. Punjab definitely moves to a beat.

20 November, 2013

Is There A 'Real' India?

Diksha Basu

One that is somehow not accessible to someone who happens to visit only places such as Jaipur, Agra, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Goa, Kerala...?

14 October, 2013

Alice Munro And Me

Diksha Basu

Last week when Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize, it was more than just a writer I admire winning the prize.

Photo Gallery

India's captain Ajinkya Rahane speaks to on field umpires as after they stopped play at the end of the fifth day their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

New Zealand's Ajaz Patel is beaten by a delivery bowled by India's Ravindra Jadeja during the day five of their first test cricket match in Kanpur.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

India's players celebrate the wicket of New Zealand's Tim Southee during the day five of their first test cricket match with New Zealand in Kanpur.

AP Photo/Altaf Qadri

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi addresses the media at Vijay Chowk during the Winter Session of the Parliament, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

A student undergoes thermal screening before entering an examination centre to appear in the CBSE 12th Board Exams 2022 for Term 1, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

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Lead Essay

Roses Among Thorns: The Many Solidarities Of Diverse Protests

Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.


Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.

Farm Law Repeal Has Given New Life To Idea Of Protest In India

Manual Scavengers

An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest

For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.

Bezwada Wilson
An ‘Untouchable’ Story: My Life As A Protest


Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

Nov 17, 2021 Yashika Mathur

T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

Nov 08, 2021 Arijit Ghosh