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

Dedicated art 

As the Devadasi system dies out, so too does a rich musical repertoire.

Sep 10, 2010

Latest Articles

The anatomy of Urdu

How the language of state-making in Pakistan contributes to the erasure of regional languages.

CNN in Myanmar, environmental crises, and Tibetan cinema

Southasiasphere podcast episode 06: Updates and analysis from around the region.

Translating a pandemic

The impact of COVID-19 terminology on Southasian languages.

The myth of Congress socialism

Why Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi were never really on the Left to begin with.