Articles by Manik Sharma
Jun 24, 2017
Poet/prophet: Adil Jussawalla on poetry, mortality, and his recent prolific output after years of 'absence'In this interview with Firstpost, the poet Adil Jussawalla talks about his latest collection of verse, Gulestan; his iconic Clearing House Collective, and the 'Bombay Poets'
Jun 11, 2017
Mahatma Gandhi's life lessons are explained in a new book by his grandson Arun GandhiIn his new book, The Gift of Anger, Arun Gandhi recounts 11 vital, extraordinary life lessons taught to him by his beloved grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi
Jun 04, 2017
Ministry of Utmost Happiness: Arundhati Roy shows she's goddess of small thingsArundhati Roy's book, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, could be easily mocked or called something like The Lonely Planet’s Guide to India’s Injustices Through some of its People
May 20, 2017
Headed for the hills: Indie bands are shooting expensive music videos around Shimla, but to what effect?Music videos set in scenic locales around Shimla aren't doing much for bands, but have helped a film industry come up in Himachal
May 14, 2017
Souvid Datta plagiarism row: We need to introspect over more than the doctored imagesThe Souvid Datta plagiarism controversy poses questions about not just what ails photojournalism, but also us — a society desensitised to disturbing imagery
May 07, 2017
A window to nowhere: Gopal Ghose’s vibrant landscapes are part of a must-see exhibitionGopal Ghose’s The Chromatic Image, up at the Akar Prakar advisory in Delhi, is a way to having our first conversation with a master of the landscape
Apr 23, 2017
KH Ara's art wasn't celebrated like Raza, Husain's; a new exhibition hopes to remedy thatThe son of a bus driver, KH Ara cleaned cars for a living, and painted because art was his life. A new exhibition hopes to illuminate his nearly overlooked artistic legacy.
Apr 16, 2017
When Crime Pays is Milan Vaishnav's unflinching look at criminality in Indian politicsMilan Vaishnav’s book 'When Crime Pays' studies the rise of criminals in India’s political circles, their sustenance and worrying popularity, and how (if at all) this crime-politics nexus can be defeated
Apr 02, 2017
What drives juvenile delinquency? This is the question at the heart of the film, DhuusarDhuusar is a film that seeks to answer difficult questions about juvenile criminals
Mar 30, 2017
Africans attacked in India: This photographer trained his lens on racism against communityMahesh Shantaram has trained his lens on African students living in India. His objective: to highlight the racism that the community faces.