Deepa Bhasthi is a writer based in Madikeri, Kodagu. Her essays, journalism and other writings have been published widely in ArtReview, Literary Hub, The Guardian, Hyperallergic, MOLD, Atlas Obscura and elsewhere. The archive of her works are available at https://deepabhasthi.wordpress.com/
Shock and awe
The many lives of Malayalam magical realism.
Jun 28, 2021
The caste of Karnatic music
An untold history of mrdangam makers.
Jul 07, 2020
The waiting game in Kodagu
On the August 2018 floods that devastated the coffee country in Karnataka.
Oct 19, 2018
One man's mission to save the Havyaka Brahmins from extinction.
Dec 24, 2012
A cicada at the door
May 21, 2012
As the Devadasi system dies out, so too does a rich musical repertoire.
Sep 10, 2010
Sep 01, 2010
Is an Adani port devastating Kerala’s coast?
Activists say coastal communities and marine life around Kerala’s Vizhinjam Port are paying a heavy price for the Adani Group project
Delhi’s longest-running play reflects the changing city
The shape-shifting ‘Ghalib in New Delhi’ captures 26 years of sociopolitical change in Delhi and beyond
Imran Khan’s attempted arrest, UN appeal for Afghanistan aid, a graphic novel on Naga repatriation and more
March - Updates and analysis from around the region
A disappeared Maldivian journalist’s family still waits for closure
Eight years after he vanished, and despite an official report pointing to his abduction and murder, Ahmed Rilwan is yet to be declared dead, and powerful officials allegedly linked to the killers evade justice