Articles by Manik Sharma
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.
Mar 25, 2017
Ways of seeing: Vibha Galhotra’s exhibition says that the Apocalypse need not be an event, if you care to look differentlyDelhi-based, Vibha Galhotra, through her exhibition [IN]SANITY IN THE AGE OF REASON, is trying to perhaps ask, and find some answers.
Mar 19, 2017
To be a tree, or not to be: Sumana Roy’s first book takes you on an incredible meditative journeySumana Roy’s first book, How I Became a Tree (Aleph Book Company), is perhaps, that tilt in the bridge.
Mar 12, 2017
Tale of Two Cities: Artists from India, Sri Lanka mine Varanasi, Anuradhapura for inspirationTale of Two Cities presents a novel way of addressing politics and that of cultural exchange between India and Sri Lanka
Feb 26, 2017
Hindi pulp fiction: With Ved Prakash Sharma's death, genre has received another blowWith the death of Ved Prakash Sharma last week, the world of Hindi pulp fiction suffered another blow. How did it lose its once undisputed status as the biggest mass readers' market?
Feb 11, 2017
Portraits of the 'primitive': The Konyaks, Nagaland's headhunting tribe, are the subject of a new exhibitionFanil Pandya's photos of the Konyaks, Nagaland's headhunting tribe, will change your perceptions of 'tribal' people
Jan 21, 2017
Live from Kashmir: This web series seeks to redefine the conflict in the Valley with its formatA new web series called 'Live from Kashmir' by the Mumbai-based Video Daddy team looks at the crisis in the Valley with a fresh format and perspective