art

Of laughter and reclaiming

A review of Bani Abidi’s 'They Died Laughing', at Gropius Bau, Berlin, 6 June – 22 September 2019, curated by Natasha Ginwala.

| Sep 12, 2019

Bigot makes me coffee

A short story

| Jun 07, 2019

Scoping the bigger picture

A photography festival in Dhaka seeks new answers to the erosion of public freedoms.

| Apr 10, 2019

Stilettoes of steel

An interview with Dhaka-based artist Tayeba Begum Lipi.

| Feb 18, 2019

Dancing with demons

Cartooning, stress and laughing at death.

| Feb 13, 2019

Beauty and contradiction in Tibetan art

What is Tibetan about art that bears no obvious reference to ‘Tibetan-ness’? Plenty.

| Feb 11, 2019

Studies in the psycho-pathology of culture

A fictional meditation on Nepal's stolen objects, theory of art, and geopolitics.

| Apr 08, 2018

Surrogacy Bill’s missteps

Is the prohibitory approach, adopted by the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016, really the best way to protect the rights of surrogates and their children in India?

| Oct 12, 2016

The fly

A short story

| Aug 05, 2016

For no reason at all

An artist and his exploration of Nepal.

| Nov 10, 2015

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