Articles by Ruth Dsouza Prabhu
Feb 10, 2020
Destroying patriarchal norms is the kind of political activism I want to do in my books: KR MeeraIn this interview with Firstpost, KR Meera discusses how she visualises chapters, the influence of her journalistic background on her work, breaking patriarchal norms, and how writing can require immense physical stamina too.
Nov 26, 2019
Duolingo design lead Jack Morgan: 'In the digital age, it's easy to forget that data points are actually people'Language learning app Duolingo's design lead, Jack Morgan talks to Firstpost about the problem of illiteracy, the power of language, and what makes for good design solutions.
Nov 19, 2019
John Gollings on architectural photography and observing change: 'The useful image of a building is a problem to be solved'In his career spanning over 50 years, Australia's pre-eminent photographer of the built environment John Gollings has created a body of work that will go down in history.
Sep 23, 2019
Bengaluru's wide range of literature festivals caters to diverse literary tastes and age-groups of bibliophilesBengaluru has always been known for its literary bent of mind, and has become quite the hub for niche literature festivals. The city hosts festivals dedicated entirely to poetry, children’s literature, business literature, women authors, and of course, literature across genres.
Jul 14, 2019
Children’s literature in India undergoes revolution as publishers experiment with regional languages, genresChildren's literature in India has had a long presence, but with liberalisation in the early '90s, a shift occurred. The idea that children should read for pleasure wasn't recognised till parents had more money to spend on books. But publishers and educators are now willing to spend more on children's literature in Indian languages, driving up its demand with each passing day.
May 26, 2019
Jim Murray on the single malt vs blend debate, and why India is at the vanguard of emerging whiskey nationsIndian whiskies are already there as far as international standards of quality go, says Jim Murray. In this conversation with Firstpost, the whisky connoisseur discusses the best way to drink the spirit, the characteristics of a bad whisky, and how he keeps his opinions independent
Mar 15, 2019
In Rajasthan, the Manchaha Initiative is encouraging weavers to make the loom their window to the worldManchaha rugs are taken up of one’s own volition and an increasing number of weavers are opting to do so across several villages in Rajasthan as well as other states. What’s being woven on these looms isn’t just yarn, but also the hopes, dreams and aspirations of these women.
Feb 25, 2019
The Registry of Sarees is generating new interest in the garment through documentation, combining traditionsThe Registry of Sarees in Bengaluru has now opened a Resource and Study Centre, enabling design, curatorial and publishing projects in the area of hand spun, hand-woven and hand-worked Indian textiles
Feb 10, 2019
At Kochi Muziris Biennale, a food project showcases indigenous varieties of rice from across India, presented in unique waysAt the Kochi Muziris Biennale, a very interesting food project showcasing indigenous varieties of rice, many little known and presented in unique ways, is something you should consider stopping by at.
Jan 25, 2019
Irvine Welsh on writing Trainspotting, adaptations of his work, and how Edinburgh has changed over timeIrvine Welsh says that it is sad that Trainspotting continues to resonate with young people. The Internet has destroyed youth culture and ossified things from the past that are quality, he says