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 dbhasthi.blogspot.com.

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

Bridesourcing

One man's mission to save the Havyaka Brahmins from extinction.

Dec 24, 2012

May 21, 2012

Latest Articles

Pakistan’s fake-degree problem, India-Bangladesh trade stalemate and more

Southasiasphere: Issue #9 - Updates and analysis from around the region.

The caste of Karnatic music

An untold history of mrdangam makers.

Do Black lives matter to Southasians?

An account of Black-Southasian relations in modern history.

Southasia’s postponed emergency

COVID-19 threatens to strip the region’s health systems bare.