Bachi Karkaria's Tales from TJ Road: At the Sewri Christian Cemetery, past and present link to Mumbai’s larger history
Through this fortnightly column, Tales From TJ Road, Bachi Karkaria tells the story of Mumbai's metromorphosis
In The Big thoughts of little Luv, Karan Johar demonstrates a pleasant shift in his portrayal of gender diversity
The fact that Luv’s story is linked to Johar’s makes it a lot more personal, and not just another book on gender stereotypes churned out because conversations around gender diversity and queerness seem 'trendy'.
What 'populist' means: There's more to the label, associated with leaders like Donald Trump, than meets the eye
Perhaps one reason that the word “populist” becomes useless is because it describes a wide variety of political actors, spanning the ideological spectrum.
Mrinal Pande talks to Firstpost about how her mother's recently translated novel is an exaggeration of her own struggles.
The situation was vastly different some years ago, when water was scarce, farming was not an option and the community was forced to venture into the forest to earn a living. They encountered elephants, leopards and other wild animals in the reserve.
An Oral History of the COVID-19 Crisis: 'The first thing we witnessed in the isolation ward, was death'
This account is part of Firstpost’s Oral History Project of the COVID-19 Crisis in India. The Oral History Project aims to be an ongoing compendium of individual experiences of the pandemic, with a focus on one significant day in our respondents’ lives during this time.
Recuperating from COVID-19 is a long and arduous journey; here's how to not merely survive, but thrive
A first-person account about what you can expect after COVID-19, especially when the hospital declares you fit to rejoin mainstream society.
Books of the week: From Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's The Last Queen to Ashish Khetan’s Undercover, our picks
Our weekly roundup of books that should be on your radar.
Online thrift stores proliferated in 2020, but questions remain about how such businesses can be sustained
From sourcing stock to emphasising sustainability, online businesses dealing in secondhand clothes — or thrifting — have many wrinkles to iron out, moving forward.
Relatable language, believable bodies: What underpins the popularity of adult content on Indian OTT platforms
Beginning with ALTBalaji’s Gandii Baat (2018) to Kavita Bhabhi (2020) on Ullu, erotic content on homegrown OTT platform deserves attention for its sensibilities.
The 1Shanthiroad Cookbook: A collection of dishes and memories made at the iconic Bengaluru art space
This cookbook is an ode to 1Shanthiroad, where the food served has always played an important role, whether the occasion was the launch of an art exhibition, a talk or a performance.
An essay about family, festivals, being a single migrant mother — and the pandemic we're living through.
In a world that is overwhelmingly not designed for disabled, sick and chronically ill people, finding a space where you feel seen and heard is difficult and sometimes feels impossible.
#MeToo: Pakistani artist Leena Ghani seeks Rs 500 million as compensation from Ali Zafar in sexual harassment lawsuit
This is among Pakistan's most high-profile #MeToo cases.
In a winter without festivals, kite flying on Makar Sankranti offers hope for a socially-distanced, eco-friendly celebration
With people engaging in customary duels of kite flying from rooftops of their respective places, COVID-19 restrictions like night curfews, curbs on public gatherings, and the firecracker ban will not rob Makar Sankranti of the fun and frolic it is associated with.
An encyclopedia of India's ghosts, demons and monsters, Blaft's latest goes beyond scary stories and macabre myths
'We're hardwired to tell ghost stories,' says Rakesh Khanna of Blaft Publications, who has co-authored the encyclopedia.