Deepa Bhasthi

Deepa Bhasthi is a writer living and working between Bengaluru and Madikeri. Her essays, journalism and other writings have been published in the Guardian, Lithub, Art Review, Hyperallergic, the Hindu, the Hindu Business Line, MOLD and elsewhere. Her works are available at

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

May 21, 2012

Latest Articles

Reading Kashmir

One year after the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, a selection of articles on the region.

The ‘note’ economy

A brief history of English-literature exams in contemporary India.

Myanmar’s menacing frontier

The dangers of reporting on Myanmar’s border-security forces and their business interests.