articles by Aarushi Agrawal

Lifestyle

In lockdown, a summer without another gaze, meeting my body without criticism

Nowadays, my kitten’s is the only opinion that matters. And he has no concept of judging someone based on their body.

Lifestyle

Kritika Pandey wins 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize; discusses writing, language and her craft with Firstpost

2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner Kritika Pandey on her relationship with writing, and the role of fiction in a world divided by hate.

Entertainment

Seasonal Wonderlands, on Sony BBC Earth, celebrates the natural world and offers escape from climate change reality

Seasonal Wonderlands, with technical brilliance, celebrates the inter-species connections holding up ecosystems of the natural world.

Entertainment

Zoya on new album Bad Girls Dream: 'It’s a cool time to be a pop artist because there aren’t really any rules anymore'

Zoya on her new album Bad Girls Dream, breaking into global music and popular culture, and chasing her long-standing dream of success as a pop musician.

long-reads

With Bandra Neighbourhood Project, Ansoo Gupta records pockets of history in the 'Queen of the Suburbs'

As part of the Bandra Neighbourhood Project, Ansoo Gupta has been photographing bungalows and other sites, recording the history of the area.

Lifestyle

In Tilottoma Misra’s High Wind, inter-community relations in North East are explored through intimacy of fiction

In an interview with Firstpost, High Wind author Tilottoma Misra and translator Udayon Misra talk about the shrinking space for inclusive politics in the North East and the role of books such as this one in challenging those beliefs.

Entertainment

Artemis Fowl movie review: Adaptation of fascinating books reduced to Hollywood's formulaic young adult fantasy

Kenneth Branagh's Artemis Fowl does away with the uniqueness and nuance of the books it is adapting in favour of a formulaic Young Adult fantasy film.

Entertainment

Singer-songwriter Nikhil D'Souza on his Bollywood music, biggest artistic influences, and launch of his EP

Singer of Bollywood hits like 'Shaam' and 'Mere Bina', Nikhil D'Souza is currently working on widening the scope of his repertoire, with a new EP that recalls the innocence of childhood.

long-reads

Prints for India: Shared love for Delhi prompts four photographers to start a COVID-19 fundraiser

Four photographers have founded the Prints for India project, which aims to raise funds for India's most vulnerable, through the sale of 70 prints by 60 contributors.

Entertainment

Project 22-2 brings together musicians in a spirit of creativity, charity and community in lockdown

Initiated by artiste Ketan Bahirat, aka Oceantied, the 22-2 project brought together 22 music producers, who created a track using 22 samples — one submitted by each initially — in two days. The compilation was released on 22 April.

Entertainment

The Eddy review: Brilliant music and expertly crafted characters stumble as they dance to the tunes of a half-baked plot

The Eddy weaves together stories of well-written characters at a Parisian jazz club. But as music takes centre stage, the plot struggles.