Articles by Joanna Lobo
Aug 09, 2019
Long Distance: Anoop Lokkur's short lesbian film explores a familiar reality for unmarried Indian womenLong Distance was one of the shorts, and one of over 240 films, screened at the recently concluded Outfest Los Angeles.
Aug 08, 2019
Neelu Bhuman’s sci-fi omnibus TRANSFINITE shines spotlight on queer identities behind and in front of the cameraNeelu Bhuman, the director of TRANSFINITE, says it centers queer characters by placing them in positions of power, wisdom and magic. The sci-fi omnibus has been screened at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala, the Bangalore Queer Film Festival and Outfest Los Angeles 2019
Jun 05, 2019
Pico Iyer's Autumn Light is a reflective musing on death, grief, and transienceAutumn Light is Pico Iyer's second book on Japan. It is slow, melancholic and reflective. There is no linear progression to the story. There is no story as much as thoughts on death, guilt, separations and reunions.
Mar 15, 2019
Sarnath Banerjee on subverting 'truth-manufacturing industries' with fiction, and the therapeutic power of imaginationIn an interview with Firstpost, Sarnath Banerjee speaks of today's post-truth world, his love for history, and how bedtime stories with his son sparked the idea for his next book.
Feb 28, 2019
No Nation for Women: Journalist Priyanka Dubey on her searing reportage on rape in IndiaJournalist Priyanka Dubey spent six years travelling across India to document cases of rape and sexual assault. Her reportage, compiled in a book, presents a stark picture of the problem, and looks at the path ahead.
Jan 30, 2019
At the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, artist Nishant Jain's project SneakyArt captures ordinary yet evocative momentsUS-based freelance writer and illustrator Nishant Jain's SneakyArt project showcases the beauty in everyday urban life through ‘sneaky spots’ in public places, from cafés and bars to museums and parks.
Jan 29, 2019
Call Me By Your Name author André Aciman on writing about love, desire, longing, and lossAuthor André Aciman on writing a love story, rejecting labels and turning a fashion story into a treatise on longing
Jan 24, 2019
Andrea di Robilant on tracing Hemingway's relationship with his muse Adriana, travelling, and finding new storiesMany years ago, author and journalist Andrea di Robilant was on a walk with a few friends in Venice when they entered a property by mistake. It turned out to belong to Gianfranco Ivancich, brother to Adriana, the young Venetian girl who captured the attention of Ernest Hemingway and became his muse.
Nov 19, 2018
Tata Literature Live 2018: On Day 4, the discussions get political with Arun Shourie, Priyanka Pathak-Narain, Lionel ShriverThe last day of Tata Literature Live ended on a political note. It’s hard to ignore what’s happening in the country at this moment and quite a few panellists used the stage to talk about it.
Nov 18, 2018
Tata Literature Live 2018: On Day 3, conversations on love, longing, cities and historyRavish Kumar, Snigdha Poonam, Ashok Ferrey, among others feature on day three of the Tata Literature Live 2018.